Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tuesday Intros -- Fa-La-Llama-La

Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of her current read. Anyone can join in. Go to Diane's website for the image and share the first paragraph of the current book you are reading.
I'll be reading and reviewing Fa-La-Llama-La by Stephanie Dagg for France Book Tours. I read and reviewed Stephanie's previous memoir Heads Above Water where she described her family's move to France and attempt to start a camping and fishing vacation retreat. I guess she has
successfully done it now, because she has llamas and goats and all sorts of barnyard fowl. I'm sure this new novel, which she describes as a romantic comedy, will be just the mood lifter I need during the coming weeks.
Here's the intro:
"How are you fixed for the next week or so?" my cousin asked.
Talk about a silly question. I glowered at my phone.
"Joe, it's nearly Christmas," I reminded him. "I'm temporarily living with my parents, as I know you know. I will be eating too much, which is bad since it will go straight to my hips, and probably drinking too much, which is also bad, but given recent events, I'm not sure I care. With any luck I'll forget about them."
The events that Noelle wants to forget about are losing her job, being dumped by her fiance and the death of her grandmother, so she takes a pet-sitting job feeding llamas in France over Christmas.
Hope you're reading something to raise your spirits or to challenge your mind.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What an interesting way to forget about the problems in her life! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy.

Here's mine: “THE MURDER GAME”

Literary Feline said...

I can see that being a great way to get away and reflect on one's life. This sounds really interesting. Thank you for sharing!

JoAnn said...

Noelle has had a tough time of it. Think I'd want to pet-sit llamas in France after all that, too!!

Girl Who Reads said...

Pet-sitting llamas in France...That's a job I would take. Girl Who Reads

Nise' said...

Sounds like a hard job! Happy Reading

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Sorry I'm a little late responding but this has been a stressful week with testing and doctor appointments.

This sounds like a fun Christmas book.

I hope you and your family have a special Thanksgiving.

our life in france said...

I bet she is still here, sounds like a really interesting book

Cockadoodle Doo or Cocorico?

 We stood in the middle of the road, having walked together 13 miles that day and Claudine grasped my forearm. "Mais non! It doesn'...