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N is for Necessity’s Child (Teaser Tuesday)

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

Yes, I chose to start Necessity’s Child yesterday exactly because the title starts with N and I needed an N post. Also, this book has been on my TBR list for a couple of weeks now and I figure it’s time to move the book to the top of the pile. It’s Liaden Universe book, which are usually fun.

The first two lines are:

Inside the duct, it was hot and wet – nothing new there, thought Kezzi, shifting her weight carefully. The metal snapped in complaint, and she made herself be still.

–  Necessity’s Child by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

This is a Baen book and the first nine chapters are available on Baen’s website.


M is for Marathon and Muddled

M is for Marathon

Just have to say – everyone at the Boston Marathon, stay safe.

This is one of the most popular marathons ever and I have to say: people suck. People who would explode bombs where there are guaranteed to be thousands and thousands of people. Really! I don’t understand at all why anyone would do that. On purpose.

Okay, terrorists, yeah, but I don’t understand a terrorists’ mind. I am not sure I want to. Anyway, I don’t even know if they know who did it. Some form of terrorists’ seems a reasonable guess. But that leaves a fairly big field, I think.

Also: I am muddled.

Having missed two letters (K, L) due to technical issues, I don’t know if I should stop with the A to Z challenge. I am missing two letters from the beginning (A, B) so I really don’t know now. If nothing else happens between now and Z, I will be missing four letters. I probably have time to make up two letters, but not four.