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)