Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Teaser Tuesday with The Magicians

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
I know, I know. I should have read this one a long time ago. How can I not love a story involving an elite, secret college of magic? The Magicians by Lev Grossman is a contemporary fantasy held in high acclaim by many writers out there. The first line made me laugh knowing what the book's about.
Here's your teaser:
"Try the library." Profession Brzezinski closed his eyes again, like an old walrus settling down on a sunny rock. "There are so many old seek-and-finds on that room, you can't find a Goddamned thing." (page 127)

21 comments:

  1. Great teaser! I so need to check this one out – thank you for sharing! :)

    Here’s mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/01/teaser-tuesdays-everneath-by-brodi.html

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  2. LOL, great teaser. Thanks for sharing. Here is mine: http://readingandwritingurbanfantasy.blogspot.com/2012/01/teaser-tuesday-7-unknown-by-rachel.html

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  3. Really fun teaser. I heard this book was a lot like Harry Potter, but I haven't read it before. Sounds really good though!!

    Here's my TT

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    1. So far it is reminiscent of Harry Potter, but a strange sort of magical college hidden in NY.

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  4. Nice teaser. And great cover and title.

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  5. Sounds interesting. I had not heard of this one before. My to-read list is growing.

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    1. An interesting teaser.

      http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/01/teaser-tuesday_31.html

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  6. " ... like an old walrus settling down on a sunny rock." That sentence alone is enough to make me want to read this book. Thanks for posting it.
    Here's my teaser: Sandy's Teaser

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  7. I really like your teaser! I'm going to have to add this book to my list.
    Here is my teaser... http://www.reading-kelly.blogspot.com/2012/01/teaser-tuesdays-jan-31.html

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  8. Great teaser! I need to read this one too!

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  9. This looks like a great read. I love the tree on the cover.

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  10. I had such high hopes for this book. But, it ended up disappointing me, and kinda leaving me annoyed at the main characters. Maybe you will find it more to your liking than I did.

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    1. It did the same for me. I heard everyone raving about it, but it didn't wow me. I didn't like the main characters either. Too bad. I love the idea of a magic college!

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  11. Time to hang my head in shame. I haven't read this book and worse than that, I haven't even heard of it.

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  12. I'll have to see how you like this. I may have to put Lev on my TBR list. Right now I'm reading Stephen Tremp's Opening.

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  13. "Are you sure? You could be great, you know, it's all here in your head, and Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness, no doubt about that--no? Well, if you're sure--better be GRYFFINDOR!"

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    1. Is it way too weird that I get excited upon reading Harry Potter quotes?!

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  14. An intriguing quote...you're not alone... I haven't read this book either..

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