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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

TEASER TUESDAYS








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. 

Here's mine:


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."
p. 310.

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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20 comments:

  1. Jane Smiley is an excellent author. Thanks for sharing this snippet.

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  2. NIce...

    Here is mine:
    http://sumanam.wordpress.com/

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  3. Thanks for visiting, Laughing Stars! Yes, I'd forgotten how much I enjoy Jane Smiley until I picked this one up.

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  4. Thanks for visiting, sumanam. Now I'll go over to yours!

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  5. Another on my "To Read" list . . . thanks!

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  6. Thanks for visiting my teaser.

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  7. I have only read one Jane Smiley book (kind of). I listened to an abridged version of one of her books. I didn't like the abridgement but I did like her writing style.

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  8. This sounds like a good one! I haven't read Jane Smiley in a while...

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  9. Thanks for visiting, Marg. I have a hard time getting into audio books.

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  10. Thanks for visiting, JoAnn. I hadn't read any of her books in awhile, either.

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  11. Hope you are enjoying that book--i've heard good things! Here is my teaser:

    http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2009/12/tuesday-teasers.html

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  12. LONG LIVE THE 80'S!! Little did I know.. me in my Happy Flourescent Sweatshirts and many bangle bracelets how wonderful they were!

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  13. Thanks for stopping by, Diane. I'm loving the book!

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  14. Thanks for visiting, Marie. Yeah, the 80s...what a time! I remember those big shoulder pads!

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