Like a basketball circling the hoop before falling in, the Wheel of Time has spun ’round to Teaser Tuesday.
Just in case you don’t know, Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! All you have to do is grab the book you’re currently reading, open to a random page and share a few sentences from that page. But make sure you don’t share any spoilers!*
*I wish I could take credit for this introduction, but I shamelessly stole it from Heather over at bitsnbooks. To help me make amends, you should go check out her blog.
This week’s book is The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare with Maureen Johnson Sarah Rees Brennan. Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:
This collection of eleven short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.
Yes, dear reader, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices are some of my guilty-pleasure reads. At least, it doesn’t feel like I should enjoy them, but I do. You know what I mean.
Anyway, back to the task at hand:
The Truly Random Number Generator send us to page 253:
It was the sun getting to him, Magnus thought later, that had filled him with the desire to be a private eye. That and the Raymond Chandler novel he had just completed.
I gave Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy one star. My rating is based entirely on this edition – the 1940s version of an Illustrated Classic. The translation was poor; the adaptation sloppy. The only plus side was finishing to count towards my yearly goal. If you’re interested in reading Anna Karenina, find a different version than this one.
The Beautiful Creatures series!