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A couple of spoiler-free sentences, randomly chosen from my current read: Wanting by Richard Flanagan, p2:

“Though he was weaning them off their native diet of berries and plants and shellfish and game, and onto flour and sugar and tea, their health seemed in no way comparable to what it had been.  And the more they took to English blankets and heavy English clothes, abandoning their licentious nakedness, the more they coughed and spluttered and died.” 

It’s an opening that describes a part of Tasmanian history that Mark Twain wrote about in The Wayward Tourist, and which I explored just last week: see my review.  How’s that for a coincidence?!

What are you reading?

The D!

PS: Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by shouldbereading.

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A couple of spoiler-free sentences, (not-so-) randomly chosen from my current read: Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer, p32:

“Your train ride appeased you?” I asked.  “Oh God,” he said, “twenty-six hours, fucking unbelievable.”  This girl Unbelievable must be very majestic, I thought. 

It’s a very funny read…

What are you reading?

The D!

PS: Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by shouldbereading.

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Teaser Tuesday Time!  A couple of spoiler-free sentences, randomly chosen from my current read: Invisible: A Memoir by Hughes De Montalembert (what a great name!)… I thought I’d share some of the haunting opening:

But you never think it will happen to you.

It happened to me one evening.

The distilled, matter-of-fact word choice is perfect.  What are you reading?

The D!

PS: Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by shouldbereading.

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Teaser Tuesday Time!  A couple of spoiler-free sentences, randomly chosen from my current read: Michael Ondaatje’s Divisadero:

“When she saw him through the windshield, she thought he was dead.  Then his hands twitched in the ochre of her flashlight.” 

Short and sweet this week!  What are you reading?

jb

PS: Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by shouldbereading.

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