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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This weeks teaser comes from ‘Madame Bovary’ by Gustave Flaubert, page 37.

“Emma, on entering, felt herself wrapped round by the warm air, a blending of the perfume of flowers and of the fine linen, of the fumes of the viands, and the odour of the truffles.”

“He had lived a life of noisy debauch, full of duels, bets, elopements; he had squandered his fortune, and frightened his family.”

This is no. 887 from the 1001 book list, and am surprised I never got to read it before. Even though it was on by bookshelf for years I seemed to have passed it by. A stonking good read. Fast-paced and not a dull moment so far. Highly recommended!

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