Teaser Tuesday is sponsored by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Grab a book you are reading, open to a random page and pull two sentences. Post the book title, author, and page number. No spoilers, please.
The great thing about our group of Quirky Girls is that we love to read a wide variety of books. Here’s a little taste of what we are reading right now:
“Despite this bias toward the kitchen, however, Mrs. Beeton didn’t actually like cooking and didn’t go near her own kitchen if she could possibly help it. You don’t have to read far into the recipes to begin to suspect as much – when she suggests, for instance, boiling pasta for an hour and three quarters.”
Page 77 of Bill Bryson’s “At Home – A Short History Of Private Life,” providing in this teaser a bit of commentary on author Isabella Beeton who wrote “The Book of Household Management” which dealt mainly with the kitchen and cooking (who quite frankly sounds like a girl after my own heart)
“We talked about what it was like to go get milk, and have to walk past two men with machine guns. We talked about the smoke from the pit, about breathing in bits of bone, and loss, and terror, every hour of the day.”
Stories I’ve Only Told My Mom edited by Sarah Bryden-Brown (Kindle version location 844)
Chosen by P.C. Cast
I had never given my parents’ marriage much thought, perhaps because I never wanted one of my own. I had seen them disagree but rarely really argue, so I took for granted that they were happy and took it for granted themselves. “We haven’t been married, so we can’t exactly judge, can we?”
Three Junes by Julia Glass
That’s what the Quirky Girls are reading. What about you? Can you share a teaser from what you’re reading?