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July 10, 2012

Teaser Tuesday



Teaser Tuesdays 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 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.

  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers

 I drive to the outskirts of Poitiers and spend a useful hour in Castorama, looking at wood stains and varnish for the wooden floorboards, before visiting the DIY store Leroy Merlin, where I am accused of shoplifting. This is because I did not declare my electric toothbrush charger (for which I was seeking an adaptor) on entering the store. Fortunately, the girl at reception remembers me revealing my charger on entry and asking for help, so I am eventually allowed to leave, but I am bristling with indignation at the idea that I would steal something of such low net worth. Still, it teaches me a valuable lesson: in France, the customer is always guilty until proven innocent. (Tout Sweet by Karen Wheeler)

12 comments:

  1. Such an interesting teaser!

    Here is my Teaser post!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by with your comment. I'm enjoying the book, so far!

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  2. That sentiment goes right along with what I read in Lunch in Paris - the shopkeeper doesn't exist for the customer.

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    1. I'm anxious to give Lunch in Paris a try, but I doubt I'll get to it this month. I'm still on my first book for this challenge! Not enough time in my days...

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  3. Wow, good teaser.

    Here's mine: http://vonniesreadingcorner.blogspot.com/2012/07/teaser-tuesday-4.html

    Btw, I am now following you.

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    1. Thanks, Vonnie! I'll pop over and see what you're reading.

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  4. I really enjoyed this book. I hope you have good luck with it!

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    1. I'm beginning to enjoy it more now that Dave isn't in the picture quite as much. I did not care for that man one bit!

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  5. I loved this book!!!

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    1. Really? I'm only liking it, so far. But as I say that, I glance over and see over a dozen sticky notes... Maybe I'm just getting impatient to move on to Paris In Love. Time to hit the deck and read for a while. Yes, it's 99 degrees, but I love reading outside on the weekend! :)

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  6. Hi, great blog! I am a new follower from Teaser Tuesday. I would love a follow back!

    http://endlessdaysofbooks.blogspot.com/

    Candace

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    1. Thanks, Candace! I'll pop over and check out your blog, too. Hope you're having a cooler weekend then we are. It's just about 100 and the next few days are going to be just as bad, if not worse. :(

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