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Teaser Tuesday: A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver by E.L. Konigsburg

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  1. Grab your current read

  2. Open to a random page

  3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

  4. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

  5. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week my teaser comes from page 36 of A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver by E.L. Konigsburg:

Shortly after his excommunication, Louis's misdeeds reached a climax. This happened in a little town called Vitry.


Wishful Wednesdays: More Penelope, Please!

 Wishfulwednesdays

When I was a child in the 70s, I received a children's book called Penelope Goes to the Farmer's Market by Shirley Jean Boccaccio as a gift. (I believe it was from my Aunt-by-marriage Cathy (who is no longer my aunt, but last I heard is an attorney living in Seattle) but I honestly don't recall) It's a charming little book with photographs combined with illustrations and hand-written text. It's touted as a "feminist book for children", but at the time I didn't understand what "feminist" meant and just enjoyed the story of Penelope and her brother (who's name I think is Peter, but don't quote me on that) who live with a salamander named Sally. They were poor; so poor in fact that they couldn't afford to buy food, so they came up with the brilliant idea to ...

... well, I don't want to give away the story in case someone else wants to hunt down this book! Anyway, I was doing some random searches on the internet and discovered that Ms Boccaccio wrote and illustrated two other Penelope books: Penelope and the Mussels and Penelope and the Earth. Needless to say (but I'll say it anyway) I WANT THESE BOOKS! Finding them, however, is proving difficult, but hunting down favourite books from childhood to complete our personal library is all part of the fun, right?


Teaser Tuesday: Medicine Road by Charles de Lint

Ttue

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  1. Grab your current read

  2. Open to a random page

  3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

  4. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

  5. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Medicine

My teaser this week comes from page 66 of Medicine Road by Charles de Lint:

Alice could never stop the small twinge of jealousy that arose whenever she thought of couples such as Bettina and her wolf. Becuase of their nature, they would be very long-lived and have many more years to share with each other. If only it could be the same for her and Thomas.