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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: Oranges


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading

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!

Oranges by John McPhee
"Before 1500, European orange growers mainly grew Bitter Oranges, because they were more aromatic, better as seasoning, and hence more valuable. Dinner guests could measure their importance in the regard of their hosts by the number of oranges that came to the table."
At this time, oranges were mostly just considered pretty and sweet smelling. If they were consumed, it was only as a seasoning, not something to be eaten by itself.

5 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Interesting teaser!

Here is my Teaser Tuesday: Dead Head by Rosemary Harris

Alice Audrey said...

That's got to be the most informative teaser I've ever read. Cool.

Mine is here

Amy said...

I had no idea that oranges had such significance at one time. Here I thought they were simply a tasty food!

This is an intriguing, interesting teaser!

Emma Michaels said...

Happy Teaser Tuesday!
My teaser this week is for:
Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White which is on sale right not for only 5.19 on Amazon for new hardback!!!! I figure I should spread the word since it is such a popular YA book and the author is so nice. I have the link up if you want to check it out!

Sincerely,
Emma Michaels
http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

Bev Hankins said...

How interesting to think that one's importance could depend on how many and what kind of oranges one had....At the moment I've got maybe three "cuties"--very sweet, little tangerine-type. That probably puts me waaaaay down on the totem pole. Lol.

Here's my TT: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesdays_18.html