Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Teaser Tuesday - Science of the Magical by Matt Kaplan

Heya! It's time for another teaser! It's gotten really busy lately (the cold I caught last week didn't help), and while that normally cuts down my reading time, I've actually become so stressed reading becomes an outlet, and my reading has gone up. Weird, huh.

Right now, I'm working through Science of the Magical, which looks at the miraculous events in history and mythology and sees if it could have been possible. It's a really easy and enjoyable read so far (I'm nearing the end).

My teaser:

"I am not sure whether George R.R. Martin is aware of it, but in his Song of Ice and Fire saga, known on television as Game of Thrones, he is carrying on Norse mythology when he leads Brandon Stark to his destiny with a raven. What is particularly interesting is that Bran always sees and follows the raven in his dreams while he is in the form of a wolf."

This might seem like a literature analysis, but it's actually part of a chapter on the relationship between ravens and wolves, and if the Norse myths could be, in fact, based on things observed in nature.

What is your Teaser Tuesday?

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. 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!

10 comments :

  1. Oh I like that teaser. I own this book but haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

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    1. You totally should! It's a good read(:

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  2. Haven't heard of this book before, but it sounds very interesting!

    My TT is much lighter reading! LOL http://justasecondblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/teaser-tuesdaysfirst-chapter-first_20.html

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  3. I have Game of Thrones on my shelf to read but haven't got to them yet. I know they're going to be good but I also know that once I start I'll have to read them all consecutively and that will push all my other TBR books to one side for quite a while. Choices!! Aghh! Here's my TT: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-Yi

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  4. I have Game of Thrones on my shelf to read but haven't got to them yet. I know they're going to be good but I also know that once I start I'll have to read them all consecutively and that will push all my other TBR books to one side for quite a while. Choices!! Aghh! Here's my TT: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-Yi

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  5. Kaplan's book sounds fascinating. I bet it is full of interesting information. I will have to add this one to my wish list.

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    1. You definitely should! I learnt a lot, and it didn't even feel like learning.

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  6. I don't often read nonfiction, but this sounds like an entertaining book.
    My Tuesday post features In His Arms.

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  7. Sounds interesting. I don't usually read nonfiction though I have a few sitting on my TBR mountain. My YA teaser this week comes from These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly. Happy reading!

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  8. This sounds really interesting. Will definitely check it out.

    Here's mine

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