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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Teaser Tuesday - The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • 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!


My current book is The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. Ms. Bender likes really long sentences that would be a nightmare if your teacher asked you to diagram them. Instead of two sentences, I'm gonna give you one that I think shows the style and tone of the book.

"This cake that my mother had made just for me, her daughter, whom she loved so much I could see her clench her fists from overflow sometimes when I came home from school, and when she would hug me hello I could feel how inadequate the hug was for how much she wanted to give."

And if you read this book, I'd love to talk about it with you!

What book are you currently reading?


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12 comments:

Janell said...

Yowzers, that book is not for me if that's its writing style.

Alas, I just finished a book last night and haven't yet picked up the next. Now I can of feel like I need to choose my next book extra wisely!

Odie Langley said...

My Kindle is at home & I can't think of the title at the moment. Hope you are having a great day.

Miss Angie said...

Mmm, now I want lemon cake. It also looks like she likes to over-describe things too... I like descriptive words, but some people overdo it.

Jennifer said...

I definitely am now craving cake. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/06/teaser-tuesdays-my-teaser-is-from-212-by-alafair-burke.html

Mickey @ imabookshark said...

Wow, that is a nightmare of a sentence!! lol Good teaser though :o) I haven't read this one. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Mickey @ imabookshark

Jen @ A Reader's Journey said...

Wow, that is a long sentence!

Thanks for checking out my Teaser Tuesday Enjoy the first day of summer! Jen @ A Reader's Journey

storytreasury said...

That's is one the longest sentences I've ever seen!


mine: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/teaser-tuesday-midnights-daughter/

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

This is definitely one that I want to read.

Here is mine

Preet said...

I want to like this book because I love cake. However, that sentence makes me feel like I'd have to read sentences repeatedly. Also, thanks for checking out my blog! I love your name, I totally laughed reading it. I'm a new follower too!

Preet
A Written Rhapsody

Beth said...

Yay! Thanks for sharing your current read. :D

That writing style would drive me nuts (it's one of the reasons I can't stand Anne Rice's writing style). Meep!

Queenie Jeannie said...

I just downloaded a new book to my Kindle last night. When I couldn't sleep (UGH!!!)...by Steve Berry, Venetian Betrayal. Really good so far, but I'm a huge fan of his. Fast-paced spy/action mysteries!!!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Here is a link to my swap goodies!:) Thanks again for hosting! Lori http://perfectisboring.blogspot.com/2011/06/american-girl-class-swim-team-and.html

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