Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Currently reading...

Well, I'm still reading Perfume by Patrick Süskind, but to continue where I left off last week...

I left the tanner's, and spent a few years working with an aging perfume master, creating all sorts of wonderful scents but I'm still not satisfied. Now I've left Paris behind and am travelling alone in the French countryside, avoiding other people as much as I can, sleeping rough and travelling mostly at night.

Grab your current read.
Let the book fall open to a random page.
Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
Share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … and please avoid spoilers!
For weeks he met not a single person. And he might have been able to cradle himself in the soothing belief that he was alone in a world bathed in darkness or the cold light of the moon, had his delicate compass not taught him better. (p. 122)
There are lots of giveaways this week to celebrate Book Blogger Appreciation Week. You can see the full list here. But this is a fun one - Fyrefly's Book Blog is having a haiku contest. To enter, you have to write a haiku-review of a book you've read. Click here for info on how to enter or simply to read all the other haiku-reviews.

They're not very good but here's what I came up with:
(luckily the winner will be chosen randomly, not based on haiku eloquence!)

powerful story
father and son trying to
survive the nightmare

The Road - Cormac McCarthy

action and romance
vampires versus slayers
can't wait for next book

When Twilight Burns - Colleen Gleason

And don't forget my giveaway for a signed copy of Matrimony by Joshua Henkin.


  1. Those are good haiku reviews! Maybe I need to do that so I can actually catch up on all the ones I have pending :)

  2. I'm participating in BBAW. I did an interview which I turned into a podcast. Stop by. The interview is under the Inklings section.

  3. May I use your "It's Tuesday, where are you?" world widget? I love it!

  4. I had a student recommend Perfume to me, but I'm not sure. I'll wait and see your review later.

    Love the picture of It's Tuesday!! Did you make it? It's fab.

  5. Iliana- It was kind of fun trying to think of a review in 5-7-5 syllables. :)

    Bluestocking- Thanks for the info, I'll stop by to listen soon.

    Terri B.- I've just replied to your email, but yes, feel free to grab the button for yourself. I forget to mention that I can give you a bigger one if you'd like.

    raidergirl3- I decided since there wasn't a specific button, I'd just make one. Hope you don't mind. And like I said to Terri, if you'd like to grab it, feel free. :)


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