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1/27/2014

The Language of Flowers


The Language of Flowers 
"For eight years I dreamed of fire. Trees ignited as I passed them; oceans burned. The sugary smoke settled in my hair as I slept, the scent like a cloud left on my pillow as I rose. Even so, the moment my mattress started to burn, I bolted awake. The sharp, chemical smell was nothing like the hazy syrup of my dreams; the two were as different as Carolina and Indian jasmine, separation and attachment. They could not be confused."     
---From The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Would you continue reading this book?

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12 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Great intro and a book that I enjoyed as well. Thanks for joining us.

Mereknits said...

I have read that book and I did enjoy it.
Hugs to you,
Meredith

JoAnn said...

Yes, I'd continue reading... this book is on my wish list. Hope you enjoy it!

Paulita said...

I like the idea of the "sugary smoke" but not the actual bed set on fire. Here's Mine

gautami tripathy said...

I gotta read this.....

Do check my post!

Catherine Healey said...

I read this book with one of my book clubs last year and we really enjoyed it. Hope you do too.

My Book Club Librarian post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/01/first-chapter-first-paragraph-47.html

grammajudyb said...

I read this book in 2012. It was one of my favorites. I still recommend it whenever I can. Hope you like it.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This is an awesome book! Thanks for sharing...and here's MY TUESDAY POST

Literary Feline said...

I would definitely continue reading. I have a copy of this book and have been wanting to read it for ages. I hope you are enjoying it!

Nise' said...

I loved this book.

Alex W. said...

Wow! What an intro! The writing is so full of imagery and pulls you right in. I haven't read this book but now it's on my TBR pile. I would definitely keep reading. You can find my First Chapter here

kelley jensen said...

I've heard good things about this book. I like the intro. kelley—the road goes ever ever on