hosted by MizB of ShouldBeReading we tease each other - with snippets of books we're reading.
No Spoilers! very important
The main book I'm reading this week (sometimes I read at least three books at a time) is Zoe's Tale by John Scalzi. I hear (or rather, I've READ) that this isn't his normal style of writing. I like this - I also like Fuzzy Nation, which is another book that's not his norm. So, still not sure if Scalzi will become a favorite author. But it seems likely so far.
from page 133:
'On the day we skipped to Roanoke, this is how Dad broke the news that we were lost.
"Because I know there are rumors already, let me say this first: We are safe," Dad said to the colonists. He stood on the platform where just a few hours earlier we had counted down the skip to Roanoke. "The Magellan is safe. We are not in any danger at the moment."
Around us, the crowd visibly relaxed. I wondered how many of them caught the "at the moment" part.'
Scalzi writes that he purposely made this book young adult accessible - writing the main character from a seventeen year old girl's point of view. I believe he also noted that it was one of the hardest books he's ever written - or something to that effect. I think he did a pretty good job.