Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays/Counter Culture


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!

Page 53:
When a waitress leaves the restaurant or changes her schedule, her customers feel it the most. Virginia Brandon, who worked days at the Rainbow in Henderson, Nevada, for thirteen years said, "The regulars eat the same thing everyday. I'd see them come in, I'd hang their ticket. By the time they'd sit, I'd put the plate down in front of them."

13 comments:

  1. Nan, you seem to find the best books. My reading has been enriched by following your suggestions. Now I have to have this one.

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  2. There's a tea cup, made of amber-colored glass, that's just like a shard of the Sahara glinting on my shelf. The pale blue one - that's like a cup of Nottingham rain reflecting the face of a handsome stranger I was flirting with one afternoon 30 years ago. Midnight blue Limoges is January in Paris, a rare snow fall in the city, cold kisses, and Jean-Claude

    My tea cup collection is my passport


    page 45
    When Wanderers Cease to Roam - a Traveler's Journal of Staying Put
    by Vivian Swift
    Bloombury 2008

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  3. What a beautiful dog!!! Love your header.

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  4. That's so true - in our local restaurant my hubby just looks at the waitress and he or she says "Cherry pie?" :)

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  5. I hope that you enjoy your book. Here's mine.

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  6. Now that's what I'm talking about..I love places like this!!

    Love your header pic!! What a pretty face!

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  7. This looks like a must read book! I am going from here directly to my library site to see if they have it.

    The picture of your daughter's dog is STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

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  8. What a nice thing to say, Margot!

    Janice, such appealing images!

    Gigi, yes she is!

    Island Sparrow, that's the essence of the book in a nutshell! I love it!

    Lori, I'll check it out.

    Staci, I do, too! I'll tell Lexi. :<)

    Laura, it is really great! Lexi will be thrilled with all this praise. :<)

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  9. "We think we are the authors," he says, "but we are merely conduits for language. We put pen to paper and who knows what comes out? Sometimes the text takes over. That's why you can't afford to be too anal about structure."
    "I like books where things turn out neatly," says Anna stubbornly. "There's one of the Harry Potter books, the one with the time turner, where everything just works out so cleverly, it gave me real pleasure to read it."
    Jeremy chokes on his wine. He can't believe that Anna has just quoted Harry Potter as an example of literary art. Maybe she's not as attractive as he thought.

    page 121
    Summer School
    Domenica de Rosa
    (and great fun it is, too!)
    Margaret P

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  10. Janice's enticing extract left me wanting more. I have just ordered When Wanderers Cease to Roam - how could I not want that after reading such a lovely extract! Books, as Dorcas would say in Lark Rise to Candleford, are my one weakness!
    Margaret P

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  11. Margaret, that sounds great!! And I hope Janice comes back to see you bought the book based on her excerpt! It really does sound good, doesn't it?!

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  12. galant - hope you like the book as much as I do - I wrote a bit about it on my Reading Diary blog.

    Natalie Goldberg said,

    "Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore."

    from Living Color - a Writer Paints her World
    Bamtam Books 1997

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  13. Janice, I'm so glad you came back and saw her comment!

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Now that I am a grandmother, it seems that I am often late in replying to your most-appreciated comments. But I read them as soon as they come in, and I will write as soon as I can. Please do come back and check. I love these blogging conversations. A little addendum - I've just spent quite a long time catching up with dear notes you left me months ago!! I do hope you can get back to read them. And I'm trying to be much more prompt now!

Also, you may comment on any post, no matter how old, and I will see it.