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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Taste Testing Tuesdays

Good morning (or whatever time it is where you are), everyone!
Welcome to another installment of Taste Testing Tuesdays!
Taste Testing Tuesdays was inspired by 'Teaser Tuesdays', a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

On the menu this book that really gets under your skin and another that I'm having a hard time connecting to.  Ready for a taste?  Here goes....

"There's no one you can cry to, no one you can beg to. The public have judged you and found you guilty. As far as they are concerned, you are already dead."

-- pg 47, Escape from Furnace: Lockdown (Book 1) by Alexander Gordon-Smith

See what I mean?  How bleak is THAT!  Needless to say this happens around the time Alex was being intoduced to his new "home"... O-O ...sorry prospects and certainly a way to break their spirits so they don't get any bright ideas about escaping...not that they could.....

After a pause I said, "Maybe you didn't notice, but we're spoon-fed about how the real world works.  We get a job at some Fortune 500 company, we hear the boss say he's glad we joined his staff, and then we go through the motions.  We do whatever he asks, whether it's fill out a spreadsheet, sit in on a meeting, or bring him his stupid coffee every day.  And what do we get out of it?  Maybe a decent paycheck and benefits, but what the hell else?"
-- pg 97-98, A Song Apart by Jeffrey H Baer

Sounds like SOMEONE has been snacking out of the cynical cookie jar...although really, some of it does ring true.  I mean how many of us are doing our dream jobs right now, or even something close?  Anywho, before I drink the Kool-Aid, I'm gonna step away from this passage....suffice it to say that right now, this one is hit and miss with me.  We shall see where it lands in the end.


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 participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


Until next time....happy reading!


Tales of Whimsy said...

Cynical cookie indeed!

PS I think your Lockdown quote is missing.

Gina said...

Juju: Egad! Thanks Juju! All fixed now... *glares at Blogger gremlins*

Felicity Grace Terry said...

Wow, that Lockdown cover is scary.

Melanie said...

I really like the cynical quote. It's a bit on the tough side, but it's a bit more true than I'd like to admit, some days.

Emidy @ Une Parole said...

Whoa, can't get over that freaky cover on Lockdown! And that quotation is very interesting... sounds like I have to put another book on my mental to-read list!

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