Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Teaser Tuesday - May 5

Teaser Tuesday
The rules are:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) 'teaser' sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title and author of the book that you’re getting your 'teaser' from .. that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given!
In the meadow where the trail had been trodden into a narrow trench several inches deep she told me about the time the campers complained that there was a crazy guy in their campground who stayed up all night wandering in circles muttering to himself, a guy who turned out to be an eminent but deranged mathematician. Somewhere in the course of these stories - maybe during the one about the babysitter and the amanita mushrooms - Michael commented that the consequence of the theory that nature is supposed to make you happy is that those most desperately in search of happiness tend to show up there.
From Rebecca Solnit's wanderlust - A History of Walking' - I carefully chose these 2 sentences as they were far too much fun - 'there' is the Sierra Nevada. This book had - I thought a slow start I nearly abandoned it but I am now really enjoying the book. Here's the author's website and a review. I enjoyed the wide breadth of topics she covered - I'd read much of the climbing histories and rights of way issues in the Peak District in the 1930's but her writing about walking in Paris was interesting and often provocative. There did seem to be a lot of coverage of the same places though!

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