Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Mariana

"People were kind and friendly and amusing, but they though that companionship and conversation were synonymous; and some of them had voices that jarred in your head. There was a lot to be said for dogs. They understood without telling you so, and they were pleasing to look at, awake or asleep..." (page 2)

by Monica Dickens

I just started this morning, but I think Mariana is going to be an excellent summer read!

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading.

17 comments:

  1. This looks like a good book...love that cover, too.

    Here's mine:

    http://rainysnowday.wordpress.com/2010/07/20/teaser-tuesdays-16/

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  2. Now that is perfect. There's nothing like a dog for letting you know what's important without saying a word!

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  3. I think Zelda would approve of that quote!
    Will look for Therese Raquin. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  4. That teaser makes me think that this must be a sweet, sort of lyrical, book!

    My teaser: http://jewelknits.blogspot.com/2010/07/teaser-tuesday-july-20-2010.html

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

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  5. Oh I so get that! Love your teaser. Mine can be found at

    http://kyliesreads.blogspot.com/2010/07/teaser-tuesday_20.html

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  6. Liked the teaser and really like that cover!

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  7. Ooh, I've been wanting to read that book. Nice teaser!

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  8. Definitely a good summer read. BTW I love your blue summer layout with the boat picture!

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  9. I love to gaze at Deacon while he's sleeping. A flood of relief comes over me that there will be a few minutes of peace in the house!

    It's taking me ages to get through my current read, it's a doorstop of a book, but I'm almost there. Mariana is high on my tbr list but I haven't quite settled on my next book.

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  10. Laurel-Rain Snow - It is!

    Fleurfisher - That quote probably has nothing to do with the rest of the book but, with so many dog lovers out there, I just had to use it!

    DS - Thought I heard a sigh of approval coming from Zelda's direction... Hope you come across Therese Raquin soon.

    Jewelknits - I'm thinking it's going to be sweet and lyrical too. We'll see if it turns out that way...

    Kylie - Thanks for stopping by!

    Staci - Those Persephone Classics covers are all gorgeous!

    Christy - Hope you get to it soon. It's great so far.

    Verity - Glad you like the summer layout. I think this is a perfect summer book, too.

    Vivienne - It's been months since I've read a Persephone... couldn't stand it any longer!

    Sandy - Me, too!

    Darlene - There's something so calming about a sleeping dog. I have a feeling mine sleeps much more than a border collie though. I know you've got a real doorstoppers of a book going now, but it looks like such a good one!

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  11. The cover is so lovely. The cover and the quote have the feel of a Persephone book.

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  12. Enjoyed this book - Mary is such a contradictory character, that you can't help but relate to her at multiple levels (and you want to slap her as well, but... let's leave that aside for a sec).

    Hope you enjoy it. :)

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  13. Margot - There really is a particular feel surrounding a Persephone! So far, I love this one.

    Anothercookiecrumbles - Only 75 or 80 pages in, but I love it already!

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  14. I've been absent from blogging for a few weeks, but LOVE your new header picture!

    I added this book to my TBR list after seeing it spotlighted, but haven't got to it yet. I look forward to your review as well.

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  15. Thanks, Kim! It's good to see you around again. Welcome back!

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