What arrived in YOUR mailbox this week? Visit Marcia at The Printed Page to leave a link to your post and see what other readers acquired! Here is what arrived at my house:
Sonata for Miriam by Linda Olsson from Penguin
Who by Fire by Diana Spechler from the author
The Ten Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer from Penguin
Miz B and Teaser Tuesdays asks you to: Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
Mine comes from page 140 of Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge, a memoir about the author’s years in foster care as a child.
“And that day by the pool with Jason and me, if the camera had turned itself on our foster mother instead of us, the picture would have revealed a frightened girl who had eaten herself into omnipotent obesity. Her form sloped with fat, as if the hungry belly she felt as a child had refused to be satisfied.”
Booking Through Thursday~
Tami inspired this week’s question:
What book do you think should be made into a movie? And do you have any suggestions for the producers?
Or, What book do you think should NEVER be made into a movie?
Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!
I’d love to see The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister on the big screen! If I had the chance to cast the movie I could see Julia Roberts in the role of Lillian, the restaurant owner, and others I’d love to see in the ensemble cast would include Salma Hayak, Andrew McCarthy, and Betty White. Hollywood, are you listening?
One book I NEVER want to see in the theater is The Road by Cormac McCarthy! BLECH! Bleak, ashen, awful wasteland with no explanation and no dialogue. NO thanks.
1. When I look to the left, I see curtains.
2. The upstairs bedroom is the room that has the best view in my home.
3. Let it work if it’s not broken.
4. Dirty Deeds done dirt cheap!
5. Voting is a responsibility that all qualified citizens must share.
6. If you have any chocolate or wine feel free to share it with me.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to PJs and popcorn with youngest daughter’s girl scout troop, tomorrow my plans include cleaning and Witch Mountain with my kids, Sheri and the twins, and Sunday, I want to relax and read!