Teaser Tuesday (29 November)

Last Teaser of November...

Mr. Dursley stood rooted to the spot. He had been hugged by a complete stranger. He also thought he had been called a Muggle, whatever that was. He was rattled. He hurried to his car and set off for home, hoping he was imagining things, which he had never hoped before, because he didn’t approve of imagination.

(Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling. Time to re-read the series!)

Newton — a man so driven by the pursuit of truth that he once shoved a blunt needle between his eye and the socket bone to study ocular anatomy and, later in life, as Master of the Mint, meted out the harshest of punishments to counterfeiters, sending more than a hundred to the gallows — had no tolerance for false or incomplete reasoning. So he decided to set the record straight. This led him to introduce the bucket.

(The Fabric of the Cosmos, p. 26. Brian Greene.)

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9 Responses to Teaser Tuesday (29 November)

  1. I haven't read any of the Harry Potter books, but someday….

    Here's MY TT POST and
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  2. Books4Juliet says:

    Harry Potter! I liked and enjoyed the movie but haven't gotten to read the books… I don't know if I ever will … too many books in the series… if I could only have more time… *sigh…

    April @ Books4Juliet

  3. JLS Hall says:

    Interesting teasers — especially that second one. Haven't read anything by Brian Greene, but I always enjoy his shows on TV.

  4. Amy says:

    Great teaser! I haven't read this one yet, but I am definitely checking it out now – thank you for sharing! 🙂

    Here's mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2011/11/teaser-tuesdays-almost-final-curtain-by.html

  5. I'm sure that pillows used in a particular way can be terrifying. But in this quote I am fairly sure (in fact a quick google confirms) that the author meant gallows.

  6. Thanks for the correction, Resolute Reader, though it almost seems a shame to correct so humorous a mistake.

  7. Thanks for the correction, Resolute Reader, though it almost seems a shame to correct so humorous a mistake.

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