Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays - November 3

"Life can be so hard," I said, moved.
"Yes. But if a person hasn't ever experienced true despair, she grows old never knowing how to evaluate where she is in life; never understanding what joy really is. ..."

by Banana Yoshimoto
page 41

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27 comments:

  1. Great teaser! Sad in a way but sounds like it's an interesting read.

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  2. What a wonderful teaser. Thoughtful, alittle sad and very true. You have just tipped the book fron "maybe" to "tbr" for me. Thank you!

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  3. Great sentiment. Seems like an interesting book!

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  4. Very reflective! This sounds like a book to add to the list...

    My tease:

    http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/2009/11/tuesday-teasers.html

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  5. I loved this book and you chose a great teaser!
    Here's my Teaser Tuesday

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  6. Cool tease! I'm looking forward to your thoughts on it.

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  7. How very true! Great teaser.

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  8. Sort of profound! I have this book on my wish list!

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  9. Sounds like a home truth. Interesting teaser!

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  10. There's a lot of truth in that, but it doesn't make the despair any more bearable. Great teaser!

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  11. Amy - Thanks, it is an interesting read.

    Marie - Thanks.

    FleurFisher - Hurray! I think you'll like it - it's beautifully written.

    Reviewsbylola - I think it's a sentiment worth giving some thought to.

    Beth F - I think it is.

    Laurel-Rain Snow - It's a good book!

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  12. Snowbell - Glad to hear you loved it, too!

    Gautami - Hurray, another Kitchen fan.

    Amy Reads Good Books - I should finish this with in the next couple days. Look for a review next week.

    Zee - thanks!

    Sandy - It is profound.

    Marg - Thank you.

    Alitareads - You're right about that!

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  13. What an excellent teaser! I loved her book Goodbye Tsugumi and must read this too.

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  14. I loved this book. It was sad, yes, but in a beautiful way.

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  15. Lovely teaser. Makes me think of the saying, "if you want to see the rainbow, you've got to put up with the rain!"

    Here's mine, from Hilary Mantel's WOLF HALL.

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  16. Great despair does make you evaluate important things in life! Excellent teaser!

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  17. That teaser is all too true...love the cover on that book as well.

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  18. Well, that is a poignant teaser. I may have to read this book after all. Thanks!

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  19. WHat a wonderful teaser! I think it is so true. At firat it sounds sad and despairing, nut it really isn't. I think it is true that to really experience true happiness, you have to have felt deep sadness. I have this book on my TBR list! It's so adorable!

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  20. My reasoning for life experiences that we could do without is that they're character building. I love this teaser and couldn't agree more.

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  21. This teaser certianly makes you think! Great job.

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  22. Nymeth - Thanks for mentioning Goodbye Tsugumi. I already want to read more!

    Bellezza - I'm loving it, too, and will finish later today.

    Allie - exactly!

    Staci - and it's a great book, too!

    Becca - Unfortunately it is all too true. The back cover is just as beautiful as the front. You've given me the idea to include both in the review - thanks!

    DS - Please do read it. You express yourself so well and I'd love to read your thoughts on it!

    Amy - I agree 100%...thanks so much for visiting and becoming a follower!

    Darlene - "Character building" is what my father always says, too!

    Jenny Girl - It does make you stop and think...as do so many other passages in this book.

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  23. LOVED Kitchen! Hope you're enjoying it! :)

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  24. Eva - I finished yesterday and loved it!

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