27 September 2011

Well Said: Cookie Feelings

"In this way Penelope's happy and sad feelings got all mixed up together, until they were not unlike one of those delicious cookies they have nowadays, the ones with a flat circle of sugary cream sandwiched between two chocolate-flavored wafers. In her heart she felt a soft, hidden core of sweet melancholy nestled inside crisp outer layers of joy, and if that is not the very sensation most people feel at some point or other during the holidays, then one would be hard pressed to say what is."
-The Mysterious Howling (The Incorrigble Children of Ashton Place) by Maryrose Wood

Yes my darlings, I am (yet again) quite guilty of early holiday dreaming...but can you blame me? While this isn't per se a holiday tale, I am currently at the Christmas part and this passage is quite scrumptious.

37 comments :

  1. And now I want cookies…

    Here's mine: http://duckduckcow.blogspot.com/2011/09/teaser-tuesday-mistborn.html

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  2. Awesome teaser! Now I'm hungry LOL!

    Here is mine: http://www.stitchreadcook.com/2011/09/teaser-tuesdays-13.html

    Aislynn

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  3. Definitely can't blame you, especially since all the major stores have all their Christmas stuff out. It makes me totally nostalgic for more.

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  4. That snippet really makes me crave some cookies. All this talk of sugary cream and chocolate wafers is not helping me focus on work:) Awesome teaser Juju!

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  5. You made me want to pull this one off the shelf......and finally read it! I'm afraid cookies are now on the grocery list, too. :)

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  6. Now you've got me all whimsical for Christmas... Must. Read. This.

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  7. mmm. now, I'm hungry!!

    My teaser this week is from ‘The Strange Case of Finley Jayne’ by Kady Cross.

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  8. sounds intriguing & sweet! will check out the book. thanks for posting it.

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  9. Christmas is my favorite time of year! I don't blame you, I might join you. Looking forward to your review.

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  10. That is a wonderful passage....I love it!

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  11. I am such a fan of Christmas too- love it! I've seen this book around a lot lately- a few of my students are reading it. I hope you are enjoying it!

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  12. Love the cookie comparison. Enjoy you're early Christmas reading!

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  13. Christmas is really just around the corner, so I don't blame you one bit! And now, I'm a bit hungry from reading your teaser.

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  14. I have this one but haven't read it yet. Your teaser makes me eager. :-)

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  15. ugh, the holidays are "scarey" to me. I always feel the pressure to get things done in such a short time frame. I've wanted to read this book. From that passage it sounds like a good one.

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  16. Christmas and yumminess = perfection. Love the holiday season!

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  17. i just read a Christmas scene in the book i'm reading too!! ineed more Christmas books! lol

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  18. This describes exactly how I feel around the holidays - what a lovely metaphor! I'm looking forward to reading this one.

    Thanks for visiting my teaser today!

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  19. This is the perfect teaser! :) And now I'm wanting something sweet.

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  20. I love this teaser! I want to read this book now. The title and cover just add to it. I want to bake cookies now. LOL

    I love holiday themed books too. I just reviewed Debbie Macomber's Christmas book and have another Christmas book review coming up soon. It's never too early for the holiday spirit!

    http://www.alaskanbookcafe.com/

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  21. Agreed...and another great reading choice! I read this one as well and thoroughly enjoyed it. Can't wait to hear your final verdict! ^_^

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  22. I really want to read that book! I've seen it in many blogs and I just love the sound of it. Great teaser!

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  23. Beautiful cover!

    I'm hungry for cookies now! :P

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  24. Oh Christmas!!! I plan to have a stupendous holiday season this year, since last year I had the bum knee :( Cute book!

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  25. Penelope!! LOVE that name. ;) And what a sweet quote to go with it!

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  26. I'm looking forward to the holidays as well!! I've been interested in reading this series.

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  27. I've been catching up on my blog reading, and your site is as captivating as ever, Juju!

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  28. I remember that I loved this quirky middle grade read...and all three of the kids were adorable.

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  29. I so need to get my hands on this book! :)

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  30. Renee: Ah thank you :)

    Jenny Girl: You go girl!

    Gina Precious: Ahhhh *hug*

    Cristina: Debbie is SO good at Christmas books :)

    Melissa Swim: Amen!

    Jenny N: Yes they are!

    All: Thanks ladies for all your great comments. I wish I could pass out cookies to all of you ;)

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