Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society



I know of three women who are mad for him -- he'll be snapped up in a trice, and I'll spend my declining years in a grimy bed-sit, with my teeth falling out one by one.  Oh, I can see it all now: No one will buy my books, and I'll ply Sidney with tattered, illegible manuscripts, which he'll pretend to publish out of pity.
-- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows.
I loved this lively, funny, sweet little novel. I wish I had read it a year and a half ago, when my friend Cynthia first gave it to me.  My review will be up tomorrow.
 Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.




10 comments :

Sharon said...

This is one of my favorite books! Glad you loved it too!

Sandra said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying this story. I loved it too and reviewed it here:

http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/2008/08/guernsey-literary-and-potato-peel-pie.html

Beth said...

This was my favorite book I read last year. Here is my teaser.

Rural View said...

Two of my friends have said this was one of their favorite books read in 2010. I really must read it.

storytreasury said...

Never even heard of this, but it sounds funny

Tribute Books Mama said...

Here is my teaser from Nature's Secret Messages: Hidden in Plain Sight by Elaine Wilkes (Page 3):

"We lie in the lap of immense intelligence." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Stop. Look. Listen. My kindergarten teacher taught me that. I remember carefully lining up the tips of my patent-leather shoes exactly at the edge of the curb and stopping–then carefully looking to my right and left, quiet and aware, listening for any clues. Feeling that it was safe to proceed, I'd grasp my classmate's hand, jump off the curb, and happily venture into unknown territories on the other side of the street.

Now I barely glance from side to side as I hurry on my way.

What happened? Where did that wide-open feeling of awareness go? In the rush of adulthood, it seems to vanish, but what would happen if we simply stopped, looked and listened…even as busy adults?

As a learning addict, I've hunted for insights through countless books, seminars, experts, masters and more. Eventually, I realized that my kindergarten teacher had it right from the beginning, long before I started my quest. Who knew that she was so profound?

jlshall said...

This is one of my favorites of all time! I've been known to force it on absolute strangers in book stores! I'm happy that you enjoyed it, too.

Bev Hankins said...

This is a wonderful book! I'm glad you're enjoying it. I wish I had the time to re-read...may have to make time.

Here's my TT: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2010/12/teaser-tuesdays_28.html

Michael5000 said...

This falls into the category of Books With Which I Have a Hard Time Getting Past the Title.

Bob Sanchez said...

It's not on my must-read list, to be honest, but I have read only good things about it.

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