Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden and The Year the Swallows Came Eary by K. Fitzmaurice

I've not read one book yet for the 451 Challenge I signed up for, which is such a shame because it's an interesting challenge and I only have 6 to read.  I'm finishing up the very wonderful elementary chapter book, The Year the Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Fitzmaurice but am also a few pages into The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden.  I'm going to share a few lines from both today for my teaser selection.

The bells on the glass door to the Swallow chimed as I pushed it open.  Inside the smell of flour tortillas and cinnamon greeted me.  Add to that all the onions, peppers, and chilies heating up on the stove, and you could tell it was th ekind of place people liked coming to.   p. 31   The Year the Swallows Came Early (2009)

and
The garden was light, but it was a young light without sun, clear and stained green by the shrubs and trees.  The peace I had felt at the gates of Les Oillets filled me again and I could have whistled like the birds for well-being and joy.  Then, as I stood there in my pajamas looking down, a man came down the iron steps.  p. 32       The Greengage Summer (1958)
Two very different books but similar feelings evoked from both random chosen passages...I didn't notice the similarities until I typed out the second one.  And I love that she's wearing her pajamas! 

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