Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along. Just do the following:
I generally do things a little differently. Since I read and review several books a week, I try to post a teaser from each one. Here are this weeks teasers.
The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Wayne Josephson, page 84. Old Roger Chillingworth, with a smile on his face, whispered something in Reverend Dimmesdale's ear. Hester Prynne looked at the old man, and even then, with her fate hanging in the balance, was startled to perceive the change that had come over his features - how much uglier they were, how his dark complexion seemed to have grown duskier, and his figure more misshapen - since the days when she had been married to him.
Concrete Operational by Richard Galbraith, page 99. His heart froze and hand clenched on her jaw, he instantly realized where he was and what was happening. Her face an amalgamation of angles and shapes, distorted, unevenly rendered, a fluxing mix of different times, patched with tan and freckles and dirt.
Wind and Fire by Cheryl Landmark. The Death Rider looked like a gigantic black boulder covered in bristling spines and deformed lumps. Yellow eyes with vertical black slits glared from a face straight out of a nightmare.
The Adventures of Rusty & Ginger Fox, by Tim Ostermeyer, page 27. But soon the daddy bobcat arrives and roars at the two little foxes. "I don't like the look of his long teeth," Rusty says. "Let's get out of here!" They run away as fast as their little fox legs can carry them.
Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner, page 74. "You mustn't speak of this to the admiral, Lucy. It would vex him if he knew I had affection for his brother's son. He and his brother, the Protector, they do not... they..." But she could say no more, for the door opened behind us, and Mrs. Ellen swept into the room.
Almost Heaven by Chris Fabry, page 10. About this time a car came along honking it's horn and that car was just going lickety-split. As the car raced on, I heard something upstream, and through the trees it looked like a semi-trailer was moving fast along the road, except it was an actual house that was coming down the valley like a child will move a toy in the dirt.
The Sixth Surrender by Hana Samek Norton, page 163. Juliana clamped her hand to her mouth. Good Lord, what was Lasalle doing? And where was his sword? Hidden behind a row of excited spectators, Kadolt was gripping his master's sword, his eyes popping out of his head. Lasalle nor Kadolt had anticipated this encounter, but it was not an accident.
A Very Private Grave by Donna Fletcher Crow, page 155. They walked toward the harbor, glancing in the windows of the various small shops occupying the gray stone buildings. A few well bundled people passed them with murmurs of, "Morning." Felicity took a deep breath and smiled.
Welcome to Serenity by Sherryl Woods, page 196. Teresa couldn't seem to stop grinning, which suggested Jeanette was compounding her mistake by making such a big deal of this latest kiss.
The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan. If you're a normal kid, reading this because you think it's fiction, great. Read on. I envy you for being able to believe that none of this ever happened. But if you recognize yourself in these pages - if you feel something stirring inside - stop reading immediately. You might be one of us.