"The bureaucrat who manned the fort at the Novo Mesto municipal office was predictably unsmiling and unhelpful, sitting behind a massive manual typewriter that in another place and time might have fetched a decent sum as a collector's item. It had been our mistake, she let us know from the beginning, and perhaps she had a point there, to have settled on such an early date without consultation with the authorities, and then she went on to find fault with each and every one of the dokumenti presented for her perusal."So Debeljak describes trying to arrange a wedding in the nascent country of Slovenia. .
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
This is the first time I've participated in Teaser Tuesdays, but I am going to try it. It seems like a good way to make me think more about the books I am reading as I am reading them. Here are the official rules from the host, Should Be Reading: * 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! * Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! My current read is Forbidden Bread by Erica Johnson Debeljak, one of the books on my LibraryThing Early Reviewer guilt list. I should have read this when it first arrived because it is really, really good.
Posted by Gilion at Rose City Reader at 7:00 AM 10 comments
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Sounds like some stressful wedding planning.ReplyDelete
Your teaser quote sounds interesting from a cultural point of view. It also struck me as funny. For that reason, I'd like to read the book.ReplyDelete
This is one of the most interesting books I've read in a long time. Although it is a memoir, she uses her personal experience to write about the history of Slovenia and its turmoils as a new county. She is an excellent writer and makes the story flow.ReplyDelete
Sounds intriguing! I've got a couple of good teasers this week. Here's a link.ReplyDelete
This sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing your teaser!ReplyDelete
Check out mine here.
This does sound like an interesting book. It's always fascinating to read about how hard things are in some other countries compared to here. Here's mine.ReplyDelete
PS--another PTown book blogger, yay!
I hadn't heard about the retreat! I haven't been book blogging very long. It sounds like a lot of fun though! I'd love it if you could send me the link. Thanks, and thanks for stopping by!ReplyDelete
Guess bureaucracies are the same all over - lots of red tape and officious officials. Nice teaser!ReplyDelete