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Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

31 May 2011

Teaser Tuesday #11

Contact, Carl Sagan

"There must be some number," Ellie said, "that measures the total population of intelligent beings in the Milky Way."

"Sure. And then you can calculate the galactic production rate of Gauloises and Twinkies and Volga sedans and Sony pocket communicators."

Since this is one of those rare books that I read after watching the movie (a long time after, in this case; I hadn't even bothered to investigate and find out there was a book, and only ran across it accidentally), I'm afraid I must award it the dubious honour of receiving this piece of flair that I swiped from Facebook. As usual, the book was much better than the movie. I'm going to keep this flair around and give it out more often, I think.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be ReadingAnyone 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!


The Golden Eagle said...

LOL. Great teaser!

Susan Fields said...

Teaser Tuesdays sounds like fun - I might give that a try.

Su said...

@Eagle: That page made me giggle! It actually got better after the "Twinkie" thing. :)

@Susan: I think it's fun!

Karen Peterson said...

It's funny because Contact was one of the rare instances where I enjoyed the movie more than the book. It's VERY rare. The only other one I can think of is Forrest Gump.