Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It's Tuesday...

I've just left New York after spending some time there with the charming, flighty, precocious Holly Golighty.
(Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote)

Now I think I'm on a tropical island in the former West Indies (it's not specified in the story but apparently Capote spent some time there), being punished for -- MILD SPOILER -- poisoning my grandmother-in-law!
(From the short story, House of Flowers, included in the book with Breakfast at Tiffany's).

Just a note that I don't follow the 'official' rules, in other words I choose my quotes randomly and don't count out which line they're from. I may also on occasion quote more than two sentences. For the 'official' rules click on the button.
Late one afternoon, while waiting for a Fifth Avenue bus, I noticed a taxi stop across the street to let out a girl who ran up the steps of the Forty-second Street public library. She was through the doors before I recognized her, which was pardonable, for Holly and libraries were not an easy association to make.

(Breakfast at Tiffany's
by Truman Capote)


  1. What a great quote! No, Holly and libraries would not be an easy association to make. I really should read the story; I absolutely love the movie.

  2. Sounds like a fun book. I haven't read it yet, but will probably add it to my wish list. :)

    Here's my Teaser! I'm also giving away 15 galley copies of this book via the publisher, so stop by and see if you want to enter! :) ~ Wendi

  3. Thank you for this lovely teaser. This is one of my favorite movies. Your teaser is a great reminder to me that I should read the book.

  4. Oooh, you have the same edition I do. I LOVED the short stories. Possibly even more than the novella.

  5. I have not read any thing by Truman Capote. Saw the movie.

  6. Just makes me smile to read that!

  7. I love Breakfast at Tiffany's, the film too. Thanks for the reminder.

  8. Terri B. - I'm so glad I finally got to know the character of Holly. I definitely want to see the movie now.

    Wendi B. - It was a fun book, and easily the most readable of the two other Capote books I've read.

    Margot - I'm looking forward to seeing the film now and I'm curious to see how it compares to the book.

    Nymeth - I actually borrowed this from the library, but may have to get my own copy at some point. The short stories were great!

    Nise' - This was the third book of Capote's that I've read and easily my favourite.

    Mary - It is a fun quote. :)

    Jacquie - You're welcome. I'm so glad I finally read this, and look forward to seeing the film.


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