22 December 2009

Today's Read: Viola in Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani

Save me. Really. How could my parents have thought that I would actually like sharing a dorm room (oops, sorry, "a quad") with three other freshmen? My new built-in friends consist of a preppy, the daughter of Mexican immigrants, and the sweet girl from Chicago. Oh, yeah, did I mention that I no longer live in Brooklyn? I'm stuck in Indiana. Why? Cause my mom went here for a year. At least I have my camera, and I can continue filming my life and sending clips to my family and friends back home. Right at this moment, being fourteen and starting high boarding school isn't my idea of fun.

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MizB at Should Be Reading hosts Teaser Tuesdays. Here's how it works: Grab your current read; let the book fall open to a random page; and share 2 “teaser” sentences from that page. For more teasers, click on through to MizB's blog.

The sun sets, taking the last bit of September heat with it. The Indiana sky turns deep blue with streaks of lavender and orange over our picnic tent. Some stray clouds move toward the flat line of the horizon. It's almost night and a chill goes up my spine. (p. 31)
—From Viola in Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani (Source: Review, see review policy)

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Sherrie 12/22/09, 7:46 AM  

Hi Beth,
Sounds like an intriguing book. I'll have to check this one out. Have a safe and happy holiday season.

Just Books

Yvonne 12/22/09, 8:02 AM  

I'm listening to a different book by this author on audio. I have a feeling I'm going to be liking this author's work alot.

Margot at Joyfully Retired 12/22/09, 8:13 AM  

From your description Viola sounds like a typical 14-year-old - very self absorbed. Hopefully she learns something at the new school.

Zee 12/22/09, 9:56 AM  

I love the language in your quote. Sounds like a good book!

Lorielle 12/22/09, 9:57 AM  

This looks like a good YA read. Mine's here.

Nely 12/22/09, 10:04 AM  

I recently read Viola in Reel Life and loved it. Hope you're enjoying it.


Julie P. 12/22/09, 10:12 AM  

I am a huge Adriana Trigiani fan! I hope you enjoy this one.

S. Krishna 12/22/09, 10:31 AM  

I've heard mixed things about this book, but I still want to read it. Thanks for the quote!

Laughing Stars aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile 12/22/09, 10:38 AM  

Lovely imagery! This book is on my wish list.

Stephanie aka Laughing Stars
Tuesday Teaser: Wild Roses by Deb Caletti

Bluestocking 12/22/09, 11:02 AM  

This looks good! Thanks for visiting.

Sandy Nawrot 12/22/09, 11:07 AM  

Hey! My first year in college (in Indiana) I had to live in a quad! There were some issues there...

ninefly 12/22/09, 12:44 PM  

very sensory-stimulating teaser! I love the colours it evokes =)

Jennifer 12/22/09, 2:20 PM  

Great teaser. I have not read this novel yet, but it is in my queue. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2009/12/salvation-teaser-tuesdays.html

Diane 12/22/09, 9:03 PM  

Just wanted to stop by to say Happy Holidays to you an yours. Thanks for being a loyal blogging buddy.

(such a great teaser)

Novroz 12/22/09, 10:01 PM  

Hi...thx for stopping by by blog :)

I like your teaser...it's a good sentence of describing a good day

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