Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's Tuesday... and I've been lazy

This week I'm in Copenhagen, Denmark, and it's winter. A young boy who lived in the same apartment building as me recently fell off the roof and died (not a spoiler). The police have deemed it an accident and closed the case, but I'm not so sure. I've been trying to find out information about the boy's and his mother's past for clues as to what might have really happened.
(Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow by Peter Høeg
[US title: Smilla's Sense of Snow])

"We ought to take a shower and rinse off the dust and the blood and the cod liver. But we are bound together by what has happened."
(p. 79 Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow by Peter Høeg)

Popin tagged me for gautami's I have been lazy, hence I make excuses meme, which asks us to share our excuses, serious or otherwise, for not reading. For the official rules, click on either link above. Here are mine, to be taken with a liberal grain of salt! ;)

*The books are packed into the shelves so tightly I risk breaking a fingernail trying to get one out!
*I can read later, right now I must blog!
*I forgot my book in the other room but it's too cold to get out of bed to go get it.
*Bailey wants me to (a)feed him, (b)pet him, (c)play with him, (d)all of the above.
*I'm allergic to paper. (Wouldn't that be sad if it were true?)
*My book doesn't match my outfit.
*I'll just rest my eyes for a minute ... zzz...

I'm not going to tag anyone but if you'd like an excuse to make some excuses, please feel free to grab it!


  1. Your teaser is good the book sounds interesting.

  2. Hi Nat :)

    I remember "Smilla's sense of snow" and this passage even so it has been years since I read it.

    I like your excuses, they pretty much match mine so I'll skip :)

  3. hahaha...I like that meme a lot :P

  4. I don't remember the particulars of this book (Smilla's Sense of Snow; read it too long ago), but I do remember the feeling of it. I thought the atmosphere was different than many other books I read. It is one I would read again.

  5. Wow - that book sounds very interesting. I love the addition of Where Are You. It really helps to understand the book better.

    Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

  6. I love your teaser! It sounds so pretty and elegant.

  7. I haven't read the book of Miss Smilla, but I really liked the film. I look forward to hearing what you think about it.

  8. Brrr. Denmark is very cold in the winter. :-)

    I have a few shelves of books that are pretty tightly wedged in there too. I've been known to rest my eyes on occasion--but just for a minute. ;-)

  9. Big fat sigh. I'm blogging right now instead of reading. Singing to the choir! :)

    I had forgotten that Smilla's Sense of Snow was a book--I'll definitely have to check it out.

    I'm in Japan today--Kafka on the Shore.

  10. I'm in Ethiopia reading Cutting for Stone although I just blogged about finishing my Japanese Lit challenge so I kind of feel like I'm in Japan :)

    Excuses for not reading... How about, I don't have anything to read, as I stand there before countless unread books. Just not finding the "right" one! :)

  11. Shannon - The story is quite interesting. I'm really enjoying it so far!

    Sylvie - LOL. Isn't it funny how we love to read but somehow end up doing lots of other things instead?

    Nymeth - Glad it made you smile. :)

    Terri B. - It does have a really different atmosphere to it. I'm not even half way but I already feel it's one that would be good to read again at some point.

    Wendi B. - I like doing the two memes together, glad you agree. :)

    saveophelia - I'm really enjoying the writing. It's translated but reads really smoothly.

    mariel - I'm definitely going to have to track down the film once I'm done.

    Wendy - It is, but I don't mind the cold! :P

    Trish - Singing to the choir indeed! Hope you're enjoying your stay in Japan. ;)

    Iliana - I read about Cutting for Stone on your blog and it sounds really good.
    And I can certainly relate to that excuse!


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