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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Like Water For Chocolate

Teaser Tuesday 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 away too much. You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!
Once again venturing out of my comfort zone, I picked up a book that doesn't feature werewolves or magic or post-apocalyptic teenage angst. Gasp! So unlike me, I know! Like Water for Chocolate is set in 1930s Mexico, where Tita, the youngest daughter, must remain unmarried and care for her mother. Unfortunately for her, she falls in love with Pedro. Since he can't be with Tita, he does the next best thing: marries her sister, Rosaura.

Here's the teaser:
"She was swept away in a raging, rotting river for several yards; then she couldn't hold back any more, and she spewed out great noisy mouthfuls of vomit, like an erupting volcano, right before Pedro's horrified eyes. Rosaura complained bitterly about the way her wedding had been ruined, and no power on earth could convince her that Tita had not added something to the cake."
- pg 39, Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

What are you reading?


Lissa said...

...What a freaky teaser! I want to pick this up, now!

Happy reading, I'm your newest follower, and thanks for visiting Readers Unite!

Shari said...

I would be SO mad if I thought someone had put something in my wedding cake!!! You can see my teaser here:

Christine Rains said...

Oh my! What a teaser! I've seen the film but never read the book. Might have to add this to my TBR list now. Thanks for sharing. :)

Black Disaster Fairy said...

Dramatic and dark. I like it!!

Black Disaster Fairy

A World of Personality

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say that is one of my all time favorite books. Let me know what you think. I love the folk lore. Jen Chadwick

Jessica G. said...

I stayed up and finished reading the book.
Oh boy…not sure what I'm gonna say about it, yet.

Eva said...

I ABSOLUTLELY love "Delirium" so far. it has everything a YA should have, and the characters are great - especially the male protagonist :D And I must say, your teaser made me curious, I'll definitely check this one out :)
Have a nice day :)

Beth said...

I love that book! :D

I haven't posted a Tuesday Teaser this week because I haven't been able to start my next one....crazy week! Thanks for posting this one, though. :D

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