Teaser Tuesdays (10)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

To participate:
*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!

W h a t I ' m R e a d i n g :

Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind

"There is no such thing as pure good or pure evil, least of all in people. In the best of us there are thoughts or deeds that are wicked, and in the worst of us, at least some virtue. An adversary is not one who does loathsome acts for their own sake. He always has a reason that to him is justification. My cat eats mice. Does that make him bad? I don't think so, and the cat doesn't think so, but I would bet the mice have a different opinion. Every murderer thinks the victim needed killing."

(~pg. 127 [1995 edition paperback])

Goodreads Summary here.

I'm also reading Red Glove by Holly Black, but Simon & Schuster requested ARC readers not to quote from the unfinished galley. But hey, you'll get to read my review soon! The book's out next week!

Also, before you ask, yes, it is my first time reading Terry Goodkind. I've been buying his books when I see them used, but never started reading them until this past week. So why now? My local used bookstore was selling nine of his books in hardcover--$19.08 after tax for the lot! So I made a headstart on the first book, Wizard's First Rule, to make sure I liked it before purchasing the lot, then brought in the six paperbacks I had for credit (and they took all six backs, even the ones from the other used bookstore!). Very cool stuff! Today I had to go online to Abe Books and Amazon to snag used copies of the remaining three I needed in HC for cheap. :) I'm currently on page 208 (out of, *gulp*, 836!). Watch me go!

Sorry the above passage was so long. Way more than two sentences, I know. But I really liked it!!


  1. It was extremely thought provoking until that very last statement. I am quite intrigued and shall look into the book. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesdays-the-beauty-of-humanity-movement.html

  2. Great teaser - yes, very thoughtful... I too have been meaning to start a Goodkind book. :)

    Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

  3. That was awesome! I'm definitely checking into that one!


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