Tuesday, December 22, 2009
After several days without my computer (malfunction, gasp!), I am happy to rejoin the Blogosphere with this meme, hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading.
We just grab our current read, flip to a random page, and post a couple of sentences (no spoilers, please!). Then we link to Amazon and perhaps post a picture of the book, so others can read it too.
Good Faith, by Jane Smiley, is one of my Library Loot reads, and here's my excerpt:
"So far?" She rolled her eyes discreetly toward the ceiling. "Let's see. How to dress." She paused. "Almost. How to read what rich people read rather than what garage mechanics read. It's kind of a My Fair Lady thing, really. And how to play the commodities market."
It's a fascinating exploration of the real estate market during one of our history's "golden ages," when money seemingly flew off the trees. It's the eighties, and everyone is buying and selling real estate. It seems as though money and property are endless. And all those who are playing this game seem "golden."
Wow! I remember those times, and nowadays, it seems like a distant memory.
Hope you'll stop by, leave your comments and links, and enjoy your reading (and holiday) week!
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