Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading

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!

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

"Consider the fact that for 3.8 billion years, a period of time older than the Earth's mountains and rivers and oceans, every one of your forebears on both sides has been attractive enough to find a mate, healthy enough to reproduce, and sufficiently blessed by fate and circumstances to live long enough to do so. Not one of your pertinent ancestors was squashed, devoured, drowned, starved, stranded, stuck fast, untimely wounded, or otherwise deflected from its life's quest of delivering a tiny charge of genetic material to the right partner at the right moment in order to perpetuate the only possible sequence of hereditary combinations that could result -- eventually, astoundingly, and all too briefly -- in you."

I've no idea the page number since I've been reading a bound manuscript where in each chapter, the page numbers restart from 1, but it's towards the end. Sorry to do same book 2 weeks in a row, but it's a very long book! Still, I finished it last night so it won't happen a third time.


Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed this book and think that is a great quote from it. I listened to it on audio tape. I always enjoy listening to him read his own stuff. He's got such a great, dry sense of humor.

Carin Siegfried said...

I've never heard him read! Maybe I'll try that for his Shakespeare book.

E.J. Stevens said...

Interesting insight. Great teaser!

My teaser is here.

Happy reading. :)