Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Teaser Tuesday - 9 March

Teaser Tuesday

The rules are:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) 'teaser' sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title and author of the book that you’re getting your 'teaser' from .. that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given!
Irresistible! -
In different species, I noted varieties of modesty or arrogance, honesty or shiftiness, and in one 150-kilovolt type in ubiquitous use in southern Finland I even detected a coquettish sexuality in the way the central mast held out a delicate hand to its conductor wire. The unspoken challenge for transmission engineers seemed to be to fashion a pylon which would subliminally read as possessing much the same blend of psychological and physical virtues as one might search for in an ideal friend or lover.

Alain de Botton's The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work a journey through 10 occupations with some imaginative photography.
When I was working - it was on software which assisted in the design of transmission networks...


Kaye said...

This sounds like something hubby would like. Here's my teaser . Have a great week and happy reading.

Lori said...

Cool teaser. Enjoy your book! Here's Mine

Jennifer said...

Interesting prose for the topic, a great teaser! My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/03/teaser-tuesdays-waking-up-in-land-of.html

jlshall said...

Sounds like a fascinating book, on a topic that doesn't really get much attention. Excellent teaser!