Teaser Tuesday

Good morning, folks! It’s time for another Tuesday Teaser! (I always feel a bit like an old-time radio announcer doing this intro.) You know how this works: take your current book and select a couple of interesting sentences – something that will tease us into wanting to read it.

This week’s Teaser comes from a book I just finished a book for my online book club, The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh. I don’t believe I’ve read anything else by Waugh, but this was a quick read, lots of very dark humor, and I can’t wait for the discussion to get underway. It also provided a lot of interesting new words related to the mortuary business, but more on that tomorrow. For today, I’ll bend the rules a bit because I love this exchange between Aimee Thanatogenos and Dennis Barlow:

“But, my dear girl, you seem to have forgotten that we’re engaged to be married. My theological studies are prospering. The day when I shall claim you is at hand.”

“I’d rather die.”

“Yes, I confess I overlooked that alternative.”

So tell me, what are you reading this week?

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