Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (2 July)

It's the first Tuesday of July, and that means...time for a teaser. Tuesday Teaser is an event hosted by Should be Reading in which participants share excerpts from their current reads.

[Simon] describes reading the newspaper in a café as an almost transcendent experience. One night at a neighborhood restaurant, he swoons when the waiter sets down a cheese plate in front of him."This is why I live in Paris!" he declares. 

p. 13,  Bringing Up Bébé: One Woman Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting; Pamela Druckerman

Even Simon, who's merely British, is perplexed by my self-doubt and my frequent need to discuss our relationship.
"What are you thinking about?" I ask him periodially, usually when he's reading the newspaper.
"Dutch football," he invariably says.

p. 14,  Bringing Up Bébé

The colors were lifted, the glorious Stars and Stripes, and beside them the white silk colors of Masachusetts with the arms of the Commonwealth embroidered on one flank and the motto Fide et Constantia stitched bright on the other. The silk streamed in the sunlight as the men cheered, broke cover, and charged.
To die. 

p. 38, Copperhead. Bernard Cornwell

(Mood whiplash, anyone?)


  1. I can see why you might be experiencing mood whiplash between these two. My teasers are multiple this week. On Inside of a Dog, I am teasing Ransom River by Meg Gardiner and, on Ms. Martin Teaches Media, I am teasing Seraphina by Rachel Hartman and Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan. Happy reading!

  2. Interesting choices. Thanks for visiting.

  3. The second teaser is pretty funny. And the last one seems appropriate for Independence Day -- "the glorious Stars and Stripes". Good stuff.

    Here's mine:

  4. Those are all great teasers, but I really love the first one. Just the thought of living in Paris is sort of transcendent, for me -- with or without newspapers.

  5. Hi;

    I just wanted to pass this on to you:



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