These blog entries seem to get shorter and shorter. :( Anyway, I'll do two this week mainly because I can't choose between the two books, lol. They are by two of my most favorite authors whom I like in different ways.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-p. 248, Time Enough For Love by Robert A. Heinlein
The answer, that all dark-browed romantic heroes have their secrets, should have stared me in the face. But alas, I was as blindly foolish as any gothic miss descending the darkened staircase of a gloomy manor house at dead of night with only a candle's frail flickering light to ward off the terrors awaiting her.
-p. 20, Withering Heights by Dorothy Cannell
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!