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Monday, 29 September 2014

Random Quote #198

I was wise enough never to grow up, while fooling people into believing I had. 

Margaret Mead

Monday, 22 September 2014

Random Quote #197

My life has a superb cast, but I cannot figure out the plot.

Ashleigh Brilliant

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Teaser Tuesday

The rules of Teaser Tuesday:

• 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!


Then head to Should be Reading and add your link to the comments. 

Here's mine:
 
Kay sat down and Felix surveyed the faces at the table. 'Last Monday, Jacob's friends in the Køge cell were rounded up.'

Page 132, I Can't Begin To Tell You by Elizabeth Buchan
 

Monday, 15 September 2014

Random Quote #196

All animals except man know that the ultimate of life is to enjoy it.

Samuel Butler

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Teaser Tuesday


The rules of Teaser Tuesday:

• 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!


Then head over to Should Be Reading and add your link to the comments. 

Here's mine:

'You've just told me I don't belong here. But I've lived here longer than I lived in England.'

Page 31, I Can't Begin To Tell You by Elizabeth Buchan 

This book counts towards my total for the New Author Challenge 2014 hosted by Literary Escapism. 

 

Monday, 8 September 2014

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Teaser Tuesday


To take part in Teaser Tuesday all you have to do is:

• 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!

Then head over to Should Be Reading and add your link to the comments. 
 
Here's mine:

'It is a serious business, blackmail. These harpies will force you to pay - and pay - and pay again!'

Page 144, The Labours Of Hercules by Agatha Christie

Monday, 1 September 2014

Random Quote #194

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Dolly Parton

Friday, 29 August 2014

Please Scan Your First Item!

I was going to insert a photo of a supermarket self service machine [here] however 1. I do not have such a photo of my own and 2. I couldn't quite wrap my head around the licenses on supposedly 'free' images online.

So I thought knickers to it. If you do not know what a self service machine looks like in a super market it is basically a machine with a scanner, some scales, a computer screen and then a bagging area (which is also some scales).

And they talk to you.

They say such things as:

'Please scan your first item.'

'Please place the item in the bagging area'

'Insert cash or select payment type.'

'Please take your card.'

...just to name a few.

Now one of the annoying things it says is:

'Unexpected item in the bagging area.'

Which usually occurs when you have just scanned something, it has registered on the screen (so the machine knows what it is) and then instructed you to put in the bagging area.

And then you have to wait for an actual human being to come and sort it out.

Now that is quite annoying but the phrase I hate the most with these machines is after you've paid.

So the machine tells you take your card or your change and about 10 seconds later while you are still putting said card or change away the machine says:

'Please take your items.'

Hang on a second, give me a chance to get myself sorted. These machines seem to think that after the instruction to take your card or change you just throw everything in your bag or pocket and immediately walk off, shopping in hand.

I do actually find that more annoying that the 'unexpected item' declaration.. as that doesn't happen every time you use one of these machines (just almost every time).

Here endeth the rant!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Teaser Tuesday


To take part in Teaser Tuesday all you have to do is:

 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!


Then head over to Should Be Reading and add your link to the comments. 

Here's mine:

For after his departure Hercule Poirot sat down again slowly like a man in dream and murmured:
'The Labours of Hercules... Mais oui, c'est idée, ça…’

Page 10, The Labours Of Hercules by Agatha Christie