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)

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! 

To check out the 451 Challenge-click here.
To check out Should be reading's Teaser Tuesday-click here.


Cecelia said...

Both of those teasers are very peaceful in their own way. I have The Year the Swallows Came Early sitting on my shelf, waiting for a spare minute of my time...and the food in it sounds delicious right now (I forgot my breakfast)!

Thanks for coming by my blog!

E.J. Stevens said...

O.k., now I'm hungry! Great teasers!

My teaser is here.

Happy reading. :)


Alayne said...

Great teasers. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Jan von Harz said...

Both of your teasers are lovely. Enjoy your reads

Audrey said...

Not my usual reads, but the teasers sound pretty good!
HERE is my teaser for this week!

Alice Audrey said...

They do have a similar feel to them.

kavyen said...

Both of them are nice, but I liked the first one better with all the food and deliciousness :)
My TT is at http://readingbetweenpages.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/teaser-tuesday-may-25-2010/

Unknown said...

Loved your teaser for The Greengage Summer. It sounds so carefree and happy.

Mine is here : http://thebooksofmylife.blogspot.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesdays-may-25.html