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Teaser Tuesday: Claudine at School

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.

 

My teaser is from my current read, Claudine at School, by Colette. The context for the following quote is that Claudine is at home with a bad cold and only her beloved cat Fanchette for company. This quote is part of a general ode to Fanchette.

You amused me from the moment you came into the world; you’d only got one eye open when you were already attempting warlike steps in your basket, though you were still incapable of standing up on your four matchsticks. Ever since, you’ve lived joyously, making me laugh with your bellydances in honour of cockchafers and butterflies, your clumsy calls to the birds you’re stalking, your way of quarrelling with me and giving me sharp taps that re-echo on my hands.

p. 105

(A cockchafer is a type of beetle – I had to look it up as I’d never seen the word before.)

 

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Teaser Tuesday: The Blind Assassin

It’s been a while since I have done this meme.  Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading and the basic rules are to open your current book to a random page and share a sentence or two from it.

 

I am currently more than halfway through The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood:

There’d been a couple of close things – some previous entanglements. (This was how Winifred always spoke of women in relation to Richard – entanglements, like nets, or webs, or snares, or merely like pieces of gummy string left lying around on the ground, that you might get caught on your shoe by mistake.)

p. 232

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Teaser Tuesday: Little Face

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.

My teaser this week is from Sophie Hannah’s psychological suspense novel, Little Face.

Not many children are as territorial as Vivienne was.  She even objected to sharing her parents’ attention with the family dog, who had to be given away when she was three.

p. 56

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Teaser Tuesday: Valeria’s Last Stand

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.

My teaser this week is from Marc Fitten’s Valeria’s Last Stand, which I just started:

Valeria felt her head spin.  “There are no flowers in my garden,” she snapped.  “It’s a vegetable garden.”  Then she added, “You didn’t really care enough to pay attention.  You’re trying to flatter me.”

p. 24

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Teaser Tuesday: Middlemarch

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.

Middlemarch is the book this week again.  I’m really enjoying it, but haven’t been able to spend much time reading lately and it’s a very long book.

The teaser is from a conversation between two siblings, Rosamond and Fred, who are on their way to visit their rich uncle.  They see one of their uncle’s other relation’s gig in the drive.  The following quote is spoken by Fred:

“That is Mrs. Waule’s gig – the last yellow gig left, I should think.  When I see Mrs. Waule in it, I understand how yellow can have been worn for mourning.  That gig seems to me more funereal than a hearse.  But then Mrs. Waule always has black crape on.  How does she manage it, Rosy?  Her friends can’t always be dying.”

p. 94

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Teaser Tuesday: Jack and Rochelle

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.

My quote this week is from Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance by Jack and Rochelle Sutin, Edited by Lawrence Sutin.

When I think back, I’m not sorry for what I did.  I don’t think I could do it again now.  But at that moment we were all so filled with anger, anxiety, bitterness.  Seeing the enemy in our midst was all it took for us to explode.  We had been forced to live like animals and for that moment we became animals.

p. 143

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Teaser Tuesday: Hunchback of Notre Dame

I have finished re-reading Delta Wedding and plan to write a review of it tomorrow night.  Tonight, I just have time for a quick post!

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.

My Teaser Tuesday this week is from Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame.  I have just started reading it.  To give some context to the quote, the author has just finished describing the Church of Notre Dame and is about to describe the spectacular view of Paris from the cathedral’s towers.

The Paris of three hundred and fifty years ago, the Paris of the fifteenth century, was already a gigantic city.  We modern Parisians in general are much mistaken in regard to the ground which we imagine it has gained.  Since the time of Louis XI. Paris has not increased above one third; and certes it has lost much more in beauty than it has acquired in magnitude.

p. 101

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