Felt like enjoying a little blog fun after stopping by the Reading Rendezvous Reviewz (the only affair her husband will allow), who checks in on OEBooks from time to time.
It's Teaser Tuesday over at the Rendezvous, a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of 'Should Be Reading.' Anyone can play along. The rules are simple:
- Grab your current read (I'm currently reading two)
- Open to a random page
- Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page
- (Of course) Be careful not to include spoilers. (I'm naturally really good with this part...)
Too Big to Fail, by Andrew Ross Sorkin is very absorbing, especially by the way this account is put together. I'm reading something like a page a day, which these two teasers are from pages I've thus far read. (Note: I'm really not reading a page a day... only damn near!)
"But until the current crisis, few had been willing to listen to his admonitions."
"Instead, the Securities and Exchange Commission started investigating him and whether he was trying to manipulate the markets with his comments."
A Hamster is Missing in Washington, D.C. by Ed Spivey now has my eyes all swollen from laughing so hard.
-- The Les French chapter is absolutely (so far) one of the funniest. This quote captures less than a quarter of the humor... you know... the type humor you have to experience the entire piece before you can get your eyes all nice and swollen like mines.
"It's comforting to know that after three weeks of language and cultural immersion in a foreign country, our daughter can now speak English with a very good French accent."
-- The Vice President's Check-Up chapter
"That's one of the first things I tell my students. Gotta look INSIDE things. THAT'S where the answers are."