Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• 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!
My Teaser this week is from Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers which I’m reading for a bit of light relief amongst all my crime and dark reads!
It all starts when Mary Poppins is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house. She becomes a most unusual nanny to Jane, Michael, and the twins. Who else but Mary Poppins can slide up banisters, pull an entire armchair out of an empty carpetbag, and make a dose of medicine taste like delicious lime-juice cordial? A day with Mary Poppins is a day of magic and make-believe come to life! Goodreads
I’d forgotten quite how vain Mary Poppins was so I’m giving a couple of teasers this week to illustrate this point (or just because I want to share my joy in re-reading this book!)
Here she is off to meet Bert on her day off…
So Mary Poppins put on her white gloves and tucked her umbrella under her arm – not because it was raining but because it had such a beautiful handle that she couldn’t possibly leave it at home. How could you leave your umbrella behind if it had a parrot’s head for a handle?
And later in the book after buying sausages from the Butcher who was clearly taken by the very handsome nanny….
“There will be no next” said Mary Poppins with a haughty sniff. And she took the sausages and turned the perambulator round very quickly, and wheeled it out of the shop in such a way that the Butcher knew he had mortally offended her. But she glanced in the shop window as she went so that she could see how her new shoes looked reflected in it. They were bright brown kid with two buttons, very smart.
I hope I have brightened up your day with these teasers. What are you reading this week?