• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• 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!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Today’s teaser is from my recently finished read, The Plagueby Albert Camus. Review coming soon!
“…And when it comes down to it, you realize that no one is really capable of thinking of anyone else, even in the worst misfortune. Because thinking about someone really means thinking about that person minute by minute, not being distracted by anything – not housework, not a fly passing, not meals, not an urge to scratch oneself. But there are always flies and itches. This is why life is hard to live. And these people know that very well.”
“Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in:…” – Arthur Schopenhauer
Right now in my life, time is in short supply. I get up, go to work, come back home and collapse in exhaustion, only to start all over again 5-6 hours later. Still I try my best to find time to read and the good news is that I succeed most of the time. But book buying excursions have become few and far between. As it is there are not that many bookstores left in my area and I don’t like purchasing books online so I have to wait for some free time (weekends are spent on activities like sleeping, washing, cleaning, more sleeping; etc). As a result, fewer books have come into my home and here they are,
April 1, 2012.
The Plague. Albert Camus.
Crooks Tour. Jane Shaw.
I saw The Plague on one of my friend’s dad’s bookshelf. I think I was 8-9 years old. The name got stuck in my head. I wondered what the book was about. Now as an adult I’m hoping to satisfy my childhood curiosity.
Crooks Tour, I admit, I bought only because of the cover. I am greatly attracted to anything vintage and the Retro Press covers are just so prettily ‘retro’! The story may not be anything deep or great but I love the cover! Shallow of me but there it is!
June 13, 2012.
To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee.
The 50th anniversary edition of a great American classic. Of course, I had to buy it!