Like the waxing and waning of the moon, the Wheel of Time has turned ’round to Teaser Tuesday.Just in case you don’t know, Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish theme, and 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 didn’t exactly give up on NaNoWriMo, but I realized that 50k words in November is nigh on undoable with my schedule. So, I’m writing a couple hundred words each day and setting aside time to read, too.
I was quite pleased to find Andy Weir’s Artemis at the library. You might remember Weir’s break-out debut The Martian. Since Artemis is a 7-day loan, I’d better get cracking.
The Goodreads Blurb:
Jazz Bashara is a criminal.
Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.
Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.
The Truly Random Number Generator sends us to page 107:
I pulled a homemade contraption from my duffel. It consisted of two jumper-cable clamps on thick-gauge wire, which led to a high-voltage relay switch. The relay was wired into the buzzer on a battery-powered alarm clock. Simple as that. The relay would trip when the clock's alarm went off. Not exactly rocket science, and it sure as hell wasn't pretty, but it would work.
What are you reading today?
I just finished 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher. I chose it not for me, but for my kids. No. I chose to read it because I have a teenager, and have been given the gift of time and memory lapse since my own high school years. I felt it was time to reacquaint myself.
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If I might ask, how did you respond to it?
I have to admit that I kept comparing it to the Netflix adaptation as I read. Asher’s book is nowhere near as graphic as the series, and that is both a positive and negative. I can’t say I’d recommend it highly, to be honest. But I can say that this book made me think about how cruel high school can be, and how important words and deeds are or *appear* to be anyway to teenagers. I think how he painted Hannah’s resignation, then resolve in the last segment of the book was chilling.
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