Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday Memes

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Grab your current read, open to a random page and share two teaser sentences from that page!

My teaser this week is from a science fiction book called Strata by Terry Pratchett. It is one of his first novels, and is sort of a prequel to the Discworld. Kin Arad, who is more than a couple of centuries old, works for a Company that designs planets. She is recruited, along with others, on an expedition to a miraculously odd planet - a flat earth! Here's my teaser:

"We build worlds, we don't just terraform planets. Robots could do that. We build places where the imagination of human beings can find an anchor."


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there will be a new Top Ten list complete with one bloggers’ answers. This week's topic:

Top Ten Books That Should Be In A Beach Bag - Your perfect beach reads!

Where I read isn't really an issue. The only things I wouldn't like to read on a beach are books about terrifying sea monsters and people stranded on islands. Here's my top ten anyway:

1. Any Harry Potter book - J.K Rowling: There is nowhere in the world I'd say no to reading this!

2. Life of Pi - Yann Martel: It has the ocean, but not the scary monsters, so that's ok!

3. Marley and Me - John Grogan: Just the type of pure fun the beach calls for!

4. Good Omens - Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman: Another book I could read anywhere!

5. Three Men In A Boat - Jerome K. Jerome: I die laughing every time I read this - it has the perfect plot for a beach trip!!

6. Papillon - Henry Charrière: It's been a long time since I read this one, and I'd love to read it again!

7. M is for Magic - Neil Gaiman: Awesome, funny short stories!!

8. Discworld books starring Death - Terry Pratchett: Mort, Reaper Man, Hogfather, etc!

9. Howl's Moving Castle - Dianna Wynne Jones: One of the most fun books ever!!

10. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafón: For after I get tired of laughing!


Anonymous said...

Very cool teaser... love Terry Pratchett

Here mine: http://tfwalsh.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/teaser-tuesday-angels-blood/

Obsession with Books said...

An interesting teaser!

My TT is here :) http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

Have a nice week.

Jules said...

Great teaser! :) I have still to read that one.

Here's mine - http://thegreatthegoodandthebad.blogspot.com/2011/05/teaser-tuesday-9.html

Kati R said...

Interesting list of books. Seems like Terry Pratchett is a great summer read.

Sarah said...

Oooo Marley & Me is a great pick! I love Marley :)

Birdie said...

I haven't read several of these, but I totally agree with your assessment of the ones I know. I wish I'd thought to put Good Omens on my list!

iLuvReadingTooMuch said...

Harry Potter DEFINITELY! :D and Marley & Me is amazing...only saw the movie though. need to get my hands on the book! Nice list and Happy Reading! I'm a new follower :D

KarenSi said...

I loved Howl's Moving Castle and Good Omens too. Great list.

Bibliophile said...

Great list! The only one of those I would not take with me on holiday is Papillon.

Anonymous said...

There are quite a few on here I've never heard of but am happy to have discovered. Thanks for sharing! :)

Tribute Books Mama said...

good teaser, interesting.


Falaise said...

Splendid list - I think Pratchett is going to crop up on a lot of lists, as will the ubiquitous Potter. Thanks for mentioning Papillon. I loved this when I read it years ago. I might have to re-read it!

Jenna St. Hilaire said...

Great list! I had Terry Pratchett and Diana Wynne Jones on mine, too. And I just bought Howl's Moving Castle--can't wait to read it! :)

Anonymous said...

Discworld books...I keep hearing about them. I'm going to try them this summer. Also I loved Howl's Moving Castle!

kayerj said...

I love your list! Marley and Me would be great beach reading and Harry Potter seems to be quite popular today. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Unknown said...

Great teaser!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

This is an excellent list. It reminds me that I need to read Three Men one of these days. Maybe this summer?

Here's my list of books I plan to put in my beach bag this summer.

Me My Shelf And I said...

Ooh I've never read Marley and Me! I still need to!

great list! Thanks for coming by mine today!

Priya said...

Tfwalsh - What's not to love :)
Jules - Do read it, I'm loving it!!

Priya said...

Sarah - Ya, he's the most adorable thing!!

ILuvReadingTooMuch - Do read the book!! If you liked the movie, the book is way better :)

Bibliophile - Is it a bit too serious for a holiday? I loved it back when I read it though!!

Falaise - Ya, Papillon is a great book!!

Kaye - Harry Potter manages to make its into all my top ten lists!

Karen and Gerard said...

Interesting teaser. Added "Howl's Moving Castle" to my TBR, thanks.

Here's ours: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2011/05/tuesday-teaser-chosen-one-and-if-you.html

LBC said...

Good list, but I don't know if I would risk reading Marley and Me at the beach. It made me cry, a lot. I suppose I could just pretend there was sand in my eye.

Check out my Top Ten Tuesday

Priya said...

@LBC - I was in tears by the end too. But then I was laughing like hell throughout the rest of the book!!

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