Teaser Tuesday: The Dud Avocado

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Basically, open the book you’re currently reading and share a couple of sentences from that page on your blog.   Avoid spoilers of course.

Judy was so different from me that it was really ludicrous.  Whereas I was hell-bent for living, she was content, at least for the time being, to leave all that to others.  Just as long as she could hear all about it.  She was really funny about this.  Folded every which way on the floor, looking like Bambi – all eyes and legs and no chin – she would listen for ages and ages with rapt attention to absolutely any drivel that you happened to be talking.  It was unbelievable.

from The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy, p. 30

*This variation of Tease Tuesday button courtesy of Kathy from Inside a Dog

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10 responses to “Teaser Tuesday: The Dud Avocado

  1. Don’t I wish I had someone who raptly would listen to any drivel I came out with. Love the teaser.

  2. Great teaser! Wonder why she just likes to hear about all the adventure and not participate?

    Here’s mine:

    http://atticgirl.blogspot.com/2010/03/teaser-tuesdays-jane-austen-ruined-my.html

  3. Nice teaser, I love the title of the book. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

  4. Poor little cautious thing. I adore the new layout, by the way, but I think I’ve mentioned that before.

    Here’s my teaser.

  5. What a great voice and character study in that teaser! Really wonderful choice – I was drawn in immediately.

    If you’d like, you can check out mine here.

  6. kaye

    Ah, a vicarious living person or thing. Not sure. Have a good week and happy reading. My teaser is here

  7. The title and the teaser have piqued my curiosity.

  8. Jan – Seriously, don’t we all? 🙂

    Shelly – Judy and her brother were raised single-handedly by their Quaker mother, so she’s a little sheltered and that might explain it.

    Alayne, bermudaonion – yes, the title is simple but really cool. Definitely was a factor in my picking it up!

    Lit Omnivore – thanks! I did change the photo in the banner from the initial one I had when I changed the look last week.

    Celia – the voice in this book is fantastic and the author seems very adept at character study.

    Lori and kaye – thanks!

  9. I bought this book a while ago on the strength of its title but haven’t gotten round to it yet. I’ll look forward to seeing what you think of it in the end!

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