21 April 2009

Where Are You? / Teaser Tuesday (April 21)

I'm a junior in high school in the Hudson Valley. All I've ever wanted to do is cook. It's a good thing too, because my mother is busy being a congresswoman, my dad mostly practices yoga, and my five little brothers are always hungry. I like being alone in the kitchen working my way through Julia Child's books. I've just met the eccentric Lucida Sans, who's in the drama club, and I have a feeling my solitary life is about to end.

For more Where Are You? answers, visit Raidergirl3 at An Adventure in Reading.

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, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. For more teasers, click on through to MizB's blog.

Elaine didn't like to talk about cooking with anyone but her father or her brothers, and she certainly was not willing to share her lifelong dream of becoming a chef and teacher with a near stranger [Lucida]. Elaine was ashamed of her dream because, as her mother had pointed out so many years ago, her ambition was of a domestic nature and had little to do with furthering the cause of gender equality or deconstructing traditional family roles. (p. 21)

--Both from Dear Julia by Amy Bronwen Zemser


Molly 4/21/09, 7:58 AM  

Sounds like a great book for a foodie like me :)

Sandy Nawrot 4/21/09, 8:06 AM  

Oh, I am going to have to read this one! I have to read all Julia books!

Beth F 4/21/09, 8:10 AM  

Molly and Sandy: like you guys, I'm a total foodie -- who can resist? I've only just started the book, but it looks like a lot of fun. I'm hoping my niece will review this one with me.

gautami tripathy 4/21/09, 8:19 AM  

I gonna check it out. Seems like a good book to me!

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Margot 4/21/09, 9:49 AM  

Sounds like a good YA with the conflict between what I want to do and what mom wants me to do. Ugh, those moms! Reminds me of Julie and Julia which I really enjoyed.

Literary Feline 4/21/09, 10:58 AM  

Such a foreign feeling to me--wanting to be in the kitchen. My brother took to it like a fish to water, but I never did.

Great teaser!

Sherrie 4/21/09, 11:22 AM  

Wonderful Teaser! Haven't read it yet, but want too. I've read Julie and Julia by Julia Powell, it was really good. Have a great day!!


zetor 4/21/09, 1:59 PM  

Cookery ------- sounds like a good idea to me.

Alix 4/21/09, 4:53 PM  

Sounds like a great book. I just found out about Julia Child (at the Museum of American History) we have Delia in the UK :)

Beth F 4/21/09, 5:27 PM  

The Julia of the title is absolutely Julia Child. So foodies, even though I've just started the book, I can tell you that it's fun.

Non-foodies? The girls and the family dynamics will keep you interested.

Bluestocking: I'm not sure yet if there will be recipes.

Alexa: did you get to see Julia Child's kitchen? My parents and my niece saw it just a few months ago. I hope to get there myself someday.

Nise' 4/21/09, 5:37 PM  

Will be looking forward to your review.

Melody 4/21/09, 8:12 PM  

That sounds like a book I want to read! Great teaser, Beth!

Anonymous,  4/22/09, 1:39 PM  

I've heard so many good things about this book that it's laready on my wish list.

Ladytink_534 4/23/09, 5:22 AM  

Bet this one makes you hungry while reading it!

Here's mine

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