Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday book blogging: Teaser Tuesday Two-fer

All ClearI still have about 200 pages to go in All Clear, volume 2 in Connie Willis' WWII time travel magnum opus. It's such a page turner, I am getting to bed way too late these days. But I have to finish before the anonymous historian oft seen commenting on this blog returns from France so we can spoil the plot to our heart's content. (The anonymous historian was FORCED to go to Paris to evaluate study abroad programs, poor thing.)

Here's a non-spoiler teaser:

"Absolutely not," Mary cut in before he could ruin things even more completely, "and I fail to see how making a wrong turn constitutes expert driving. And the reasons we met was because I couldn't tell a flying bomb from a motorcycle."

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You AreMeanwhile, in the mornings (once I finally wake up), I'm reading Brene Brown's book The Gifts of Imperfections which is delightfully unsappy,a rarity in the "self help" genre. Here is your teaser:

I gasped the first time I stepped back from the poster paper and took it all in. It was the worst kind of sticker shock. I remember mumbling, "No. No. No. How can this be?"

By the by, I want to thank any of you who have been clicking on these book recommendations. I'm an Amazon associate, so if you buy books through this blog--or even look at them, apparently, I get a little credit. Yesterday I got a gift certificate from Amazon for $12.57! Whoo hoo! I'm rich, I tell you! Rich! Thank you all very much.

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading where you can get all the details.


Jennifer said...

Wonderful teasers, especially the first one. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesdays-the-beauty-of-humanity-movement.html

The Book Gatherer said...

You're doing well having two books on the go. I'm yet to master the art!
Here's my TT:

Lori said...

I hope that you are enjoying your books. Check out my Teaser for Tuesday.

Anonymous said...

They both sound like great books. I agree, it's hard to find a good self-help book.
My TT this week is from Mr Knightley's Diary

Anonymous said...

Anonymous historian reports that she is atypically too tired to read, what with jet lag, the French spring into daylight savings time, and a schedule that begins at 8 in the morning and continues sans cesse until 10 at night. Ouf!

But, my French family gave me this little gem:

Blanche Ebbutt, Don'ts: Petit précis des choses à ne pas faire à l'usage des maris

It's a 2010 French translation of one half of a 1913 British title:

Don'ts for Wives and Husbands.

I take the liberty of re-translating from French into English here:

"Don't take breakfast in your shirt sleeves in hot weather on the theory that "no one but your wife" is watching. She is a woman like every other woman. The marks of courtesy that you offer to the female sex in general are also due to her, and she will appreciate them."

Anonymous said...

I really like those teasers.