Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays: Mr. Science and The Beast

Last week was a slow reading week for me, so I'm still in the midst of Enrique Joven's The Book of God and Physics, and these teasers come from page 250:
"Teaching science, especially for a priest, was becoming in many people's eyes a daring feat. But the only risk I could see in my daily duties was to die of boredom."
I should probably explain that the narrator of the book, and the speaker in those sentences, is indeed a science teacher who is also a Jesuit priest. But I imagine most teachers can identify with that last line.

I've also started reading the Douglas Preston-Lincoln Child thriller Brimstone, for the Suspense-Thriller Challenge, so I'm including a couple of teasers from that one, too. These come from page 5, and they're a bit of a cheat because that page only has five lines on it.
"The cloven hoofprint burned into the floor told her everything she needed to know. The devil had finally come for Jeremy Grove."
And that's just the end of the first chapter!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly event hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or participate yourself, head on over to her blog. And these are the rules: Grab your current read; Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) "teaser" sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you're getting your "teaser" from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given! Please avoid spoilers!


  1. You mentioned the last line ringing true for teachers. For the first time, I disagree with you. Teaching is not boring; at least it wasn't boring for me. However, I taught English, not science so perhaps that's why.

  2. Somehow I can't imagine a priest teaching science and being unbiased.

  3. Great teasers! That second one was eye opening - especially after the first one about the priest :)

  4. Cloven feet and science. I can imagine a body could get bored with those. Nice teasers.

  5. I hope you enjoy "Brimstone." I thought it was pretty good. It had me guessing right up until the very end. And I love Agent Pendergast, he's sort of a modern-day Sherlock. :)


  6. Yup I imagine teaching science is deadly dull, is certainly was sitting through the lessons.

  7. Great teasers. I want to read Brimstone.

  8. Loved your teasers...and after awhile I'm sure just about anything can get boring :)

  9. Yep the Joven certainly sounds interesting - a great recommendation. I need to start keeping a TBR list (somewhere!)


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