Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (22 March)

Teaser Tuesday once again! 

...Amanda Hesser, a generally very fine journalist, writing about fleur de sel, had this to say about the sea salt that is harvested in France and available in New York City for $36 a kilo: "As I ate them, fine crystals of salt sprinkled on the potatoes crackled under my teeth, releasing tiny bursts that taste of the sea and its minerals. There was no sting at the back of the mouth, no bitterness, just a silky, salty essence wrapping each bite of potato."  Sting at the back of the mouth? Bitterness? What has poor Amanda Hesser been doing all these years to add some savor to her food? Licking undeveloped Polaroids?

Don't Get Too Comfortable, David Rakoff. pp. 23-24

"They set fire to great cities and turn our society upside down in return for bits of colored ribbon. Where have we failed, Max? What manner of children will they breed, and what manner of world will they shape?"

p. 138, Bomber. Len Deighton.

9 comments:

  1. Ha! I liked the first teaser!

    My teaser this week is from a short story, something I rarely read!

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  2. Bomber sounds depressing! Like you blog title--we go to the library every week too!

    Stopping by from TT. We have 3 this week: a family secrets book, an Amish romance and a suspense: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesday-bird-house-wanted.html

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  3. Hmm potato.. I'm hungry! You can find mine at The Bookish Snob Happy Reading!

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  4. Very good teaser. I will check it out. Looking at all those teassers only makes my tbr pile longer! So many books, so less time to read, so less space to keep!

    Here is my Teaser Tuesday: Out At Night by Susan Arnout Smith post!

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  5. NIce TT! Here's Mine
    http://www.memyshelfandi.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesday-march-22.html

    Hope you'll stop be and check it out!

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  6. I hope that you are enjoying your books. Here is my Teaser For Tuesday.

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  7. I have never given much thought to salt but I will now! Very descriptive teaqser!
    :)

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  8. Two more excellent teasers! I haven't read any Len Deighton in quite a while, but I was watching a video about him just this morning and remembered how much I used to love his spy novels.

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