Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays~The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society






Hosted by MizB at ShouldBeReading.





Here's how to play:


*Grab your current read,

*Open to a random page,

*Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page,

*Please no spoilers!

*Share the title & author.

This week's selection is from the delightful Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows:


"I always get the hiccups when I cry, so she ran and got me a glass of water for her fail-safe cure-- you pinch your nose shut with your two thumbs, and plug up both ears with your fingers, while a friend pours a glass of water down your throat without let. You stomp your foot when you are close to drowning, and your friend takes the glass away. It works every time--a miracle--no more hiccups."

6 comments:

Ms. Lucy said...

That's hysterical (as it no doubt works!) Is the rest of the book this comical? Great teaser!

Come check out mine:)

Polly said...

I should really start reading this book because I'll be late for yet another discussion... But teaser sounds good! I'm on Outliers now, I've got plenty of good ones:

"Noone rises to the top of the New York legal profession unless he or she is smart and ambitious and hard working, and clearly the four men who founded the Black Rock firm fit that description. But we know far more than that, don't we? Success is not a random act. It arises out of a predictable and powerful set of circumstances and opportunites, and at this point, after examining lives of Bill Joy and Bill Gates, it shouldn't be hard to figure out where that perfect lawyer comes from."

(Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers)

vicki archer said...

This is so fun....I have this book on my bedside table so I had better start reading it. xv

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Ms. Lucy~ Thanks, I'm headed over to yours now! Yes, the whole book is as charming as this quote!

Polly~ Ooh I've been wanting to read that! Still gotta get through my pile of library books tho. Good quote!

Vicki~ Do! You'll love it! So lovely and sweet! Wish I'd thought of it.

Relyn said...

Are you liking this one?? I've heard mixed reviews and am wondering. For now, I'm just stopping by to say hello. Today is my first day home after two and a half weeks of no blog visiting. And very little blog posting. Major withdrawals, I assure you. It's good to "see" you again.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Relyn~! Good to see you too! And I did enjoy this one. Wasn't sure at first but then got caught up in it and came to like the art of writing through letters. Let me know what you think!