Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Teaser Tuesday Two-fer

"It's easy to get the feeling that you know the language just because when you order a beer they don't bring you oysters," Paul said.  But after seeing a movie about a clown who cried through his laughter, or laughed through his tears -- we  couldn't tell which -- even Paul felt discombobulated.
-- My Life in France by Julia Child
"Discombobulated"! 
I love this book. It's like listening to your best friend tell you a really good story.



"Elsie," he said, "you ought to start sewing a quilt for your bridal bed."
Elsie Hoover turned around fast at the oven with a peach pie on a tin plate held out in her hands.
--Eden Springs by Laura Kasischke
Uh oh. Looks like the guru of the creepy Michigan cult has his eye on a new girl.
Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.



11 comments :

  1. Discombobulated indeed! I love that word. Great teaser. My TT is here

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  2. I loved the Julia Child book - so inspiring!

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  3. Ooh! A two-fer! Check out my Tuesday Teaser: http://thereadersbookblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/teaser-tuesday.html

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  4. I'm usually discombobulated. In fact, I don't think I've ever been combobulated! Those are both excellent teasers.
    Here's mine.

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  5. Wonderful choices!I am reading Iron King so just had to use it for my teaser. Here is my blog where you can find it: http://emmamichaels.blogspot.com/

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  6. Fantastic teasers! Sounds like both of them are great reads.

    Here’s mine:
    http://tweezlereads.blogspot.com/2010/02/teaser-tuesday.html

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  7. Thanks for all the comments and links. I'll go on a round of visits over the lunch hour.

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  8. It must be the French. I recall that David Sedaris had a similar problem with that language. (But his tone isn't quite this fun.)

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  9. Dilettante -- I feel discombobulated trying to speak any foreign language. I'm afraid I'm a complete monoglot.

    J.G. -- David Sedaris's essays on learning French had me rolling on the floor. Maybe because I listened to him read them on the audio books. "May we please say 'bye-bye' to the little red dot that lives upon my nose?" is a phrase we use at our house every time we hear a French accent.

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  10. That was a great Julia Child quote from a book of memorable lines! Didn't you also love her Batmanesque "Zap" "Splat" "Thud" and other onomatopoeic flavorings?

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