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Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata | Thoughts

    Published on : 2018 (translation)   ||    Format : print   ||    Location : Japan One line review : Keiko would rather behave exactly as others expect her to so she doesn't disappoint "society", and so she works at the same convenience store without changing anything about her life, but very soon the same society expects her to "upgrade" (change career and find a husband), except there is no manual on how to do these.  ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆   When something was strange, everyone thought they had the right to come stomping in all over your life to figure out why. I found that arrogant and infuriating, not to mention a pain in the neck. Sometimes I even wanted to hit them with a shovel to shut them up, like I did that time in elementary school. But I recalled how upset my sister had been when I’d casually mentioned this to her before and kept my mouth shut. Thoughts : When I started reading Convenience Store Woman , I had no idea what to expect. The synopsis does not give a

Teaser Tuesdays -- Feb 02, 2010


Teaser Tuesdays

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 with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.


So, Rainwater won the battle of the books today! I managed to convince myself that if I didn't get to Not my Daughter, I can still place it on hold and read some other time, hopefully when all my holds do not come together. (Speaking of holds, I have 3 new holds available now. So I doubt there will ever be a situation when all my holds cease to come together)


"August eleventh, 1934," the woman read aloud. Then looking back at him, she asked, "What does it commemorate? An anniversary? Birthday? Something exceptional?"

~ Pg. 6, Rainwater by Sandra Brown.

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Comments

Kaye said…
I like Sandra Brown, this one sounds a little different. hope you're enjoying it. My TT is here
Jennifer said…
Great teaser. I have not read this particular Sandra Brown novel. My TT:http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/02/teaser-tuesdays-schooled-in-lies.html
Tales of Whimsy said…
Interesting. I want to learn more :)
Emma Michaels said…
Interesting teaser! I am reading Iron King so I just had to use it for my teaser. Here is my blog where you can find it: http://emmamichaels.blogspot.com/
Barbara said…
nice blog and nice Teaser! my teaser is from An Unfinished Score by Elise Blackwell http://tinyurl.com/yckvdhj
I LOVED this story. So different from the old Sandra Brown.
Interesting teaser! Enjoy!

I just think you're lucky that you're allowed to place holds on so many books. My library limits me to three. Three! Luckily, my hubby doesn't use his card too much, so I can put three more on his, but that still feels like a ridiculously low number.
Athira said…
Diane, I loved it too!

Jennifer, I can put only 8, but yeah, 3 sucks! 6, too. I guess for people like me, anything above 5 is too much, considering all my holds tend to come together! Maybe its the library's way of making us feel less guilty, in the event we can't read a book. ;-)