Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Temptation

voting with my pocketbook, 2012

So many books in the queue, but with a first page that begins like this...seriously, how could I resist?
Within each horseradish leaf, where it unwinds from the stem, there’s a small bead of rainwater. He sees one there, shining brilliantly in the morning sun, as if it’s been placed, a jewel, pure and dazzling. It’s perfect. This will be lovely he thinks, leading his daughter toward the plant, her hand so small and cool in his own, both of them crouching over the leaves till their shadows merge.

-Excerpt from the novel
Sea Change by Jeremy Page.

22 comments:

  1. Lovely. Let us know if you like the rest too.

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  2. I like the sound of this too.

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  3. i know i wouldn't have been able to resist. seems like a lovely read.

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  4. I want to read on. And lovely image (sighing over memories of City Lights).

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  5. wonderful. i'm a librarian, and i haven't heard of this one. so many books.... i've reserved this one.

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  6. i´d love to dive into this book right there with you...

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  7. Inviting words and a gorgeous blue yarn. Now you just need to find a reader to sit down and tell you the story as you knit!

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  8. Exquisite! Thank you for the tip - it's on my must-read list now.

    There's also something I have wanted to ask you for a while - some time ago I did a guest post on Vibeke's blog (abutterflyinmyhair) which was a short piece of writing I did. I would really value your feedback if you ever get a chance to have a look at it. You can be brutally honest but please bear in mind English is not my native language. As I think you are very talented, I would welcome any comments you have.

    x E.

    (this is the link :http://abutterflyinmyhair.blogspot.com/2011/11/guest-post-by-elady-oracle.html)

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  9. Knitting and a beautiful book...nothing better (unless there was some warm tea or cocoa included in that picture!). And what a first sentence...

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  10. Oh this sounds good. Re Boston we stayed at the Back Bay Hotel on Stuart St (we got a last minute online deal). It was very comfortable and well located. When are you heading to Boston? I highly recommend a visit to the Mapparium (if you've not been of course). Best wishes for a lovely week, Annie x

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  11. I'm hooked. Thank you for sharing this.

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  12. Annie, It looks a very nice place. We don't have a trip planned at the moment, I just wanted to keep a good recommendation in my back pocket for our next trip. And now I know to visit the Mapparium as well. Thank you.

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  13. Beautiful. I agree, irresistible.

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  14. Ohhh...need a good new book. This looks like the one. Thank you, as always. And man, you're inspiring me to dig out my knitting needles, too. I miss that kind of rote routine that's so comforting this time of year. Happy week to you!

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