So today, I want to offer you a bit of a Teaser Tuesday of sorts. I’ve been reading a book that I can never remember the name of. I just call it the Potato Peel book. If you’ve read it, then you know what I’m talking about. But if you haven’t read it and you aren’t familiar with The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Soceity by Mary Ann Shafer and Annie Barrows, you’re missing out. I’m 20 pages in, and I love it! It’s absolutely delightful.
For the first time in my life, I wish I’d never used the word delightful to describe anything else. I wish I could have saved it for this very book.
So today’s teaser is three-fold. First the quote from pg. 10, ” Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. How delightful if that were true.”
Second, the challenge: Leave a comment to this post with the title of the book that you think might have a secret homing instinct to find you. (Today mine is the Potato Peel book. I had no idea I needed to be reminded of the delights of being a writer–even one in the middle of terrible revisions–until I started reading it.)
Third, I’ll pick one commenter at random on July 14, and that person will win a copy of the paperback edition of the Potato Peel book.
Dreaming of our fair heroine Juliet and the guy she ends up with … whoever that is … until next time. -LJ
5 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday – sort of …”
I just discovered “On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness” by Andrew Peterson. While it was a long, convoluted way in which the book found me…it did find me and I am totally addicted to this new fantasy world! I laughed, sobbed & yelled out loud – all three coming in the same book represents really good writing to me. Good thing nobody was around to hear me. The humor in the book was “delightful” and yet I still learned something profound about myself before the very end.
That’s so funny! I work for the publisher of On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness. 🙂 I’m glad you loved it!
A book that found me recently is Daring Chloe by Laura Jensen Walker. Such a good book.
“One Child” by Torey Hayden. I randomly found it in the Young Adult Fiction section (where it did not belong, because it’s an adult memoir.) Ten years later, I have eight of her books.
“For the first time in my life, I wish Iâ€™d never used the word delightful to describe anything else. I wish I could have saved it for this very book.”
That’s exactly how I felt! The only word I could find to describe it was ‘delightful,’ but I use that for so many other things that it’s lost its ZING and PEP and so on. If only we could go back in time and rein in our delightful-use! 😉