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

  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!

  3. Great sentiment. Seems like an interesting book!

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

    My tease:


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

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

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

  8. Sounds like a home truth. Interesting teaser!

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

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

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

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

  14. 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.

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

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

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

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

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

  21. 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.

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

  23. Eva - I finished yesterday and loved it!


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