Venticinque anni e il naso sempre tra le pagine – Chistmas edition!

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#30 Teaser Tuesday

Quest’anno, tanto per rendermi la vita semplice, ho deciso di aderire ad un sacco di iniziative – tra queste, la Let’s read in English Challenge, ideata l’anno scorso da Veronica di She was in Wonderland. Più che una vera e propria challenge, questa carinissima iniziativa vuole essere un incentivo alla lettura in lingua, che si articola in letture di gruppo, discussioni, confronti e sane chiacchiere nella cornice di un gruppo Facebook a cui potete iscrivervi, se interessati. Cosa c’entra tutto questo con il teaser di oggi? Facile facile!
La citazione di oggi arriva dritta dritta dalle primissime pagine del primo libro scelto dal gruppo di lettura, Tiger Lily di Jodi Lynn Anderson. In fondo al post trovate il calendario relativo a questo primissimo appuntamento.

These days, there is no new world. The maps have long since settled and stayed put. People know the shapes of Africa, Asia, and South America. And they know which beasts were mythical and which weren’t. Manatees are real, mermaids aren’t. Rhinoceroses exist and sea monsters don’t. There are no more sea serpents guarding deadly whirlpools. There are pirates, yes, but there is nothing romantic about them. The rest is all stories, and stories have been put in their place.
Now, the outsiders keep their eyes on their own shores, and we keep our eyes on ours. Too far off route, we’ve been overlooked, and most of us don’t think about the world outside. Only she and I are different. Every month or so she comes here and stares toward the ocean, and all the village children whisper about her, even her own. It has become such a ritual.
And when she surfaces from her dream, she calls me by my old name, though no one uses it anymore. And she turns to me, her eyelashes fluttering in the glare that surrounds me, and whispers to me in one short syllable.


Tappa #1 ▸ LUN 12 a GIO 15 ›› Prologo – Cap 9
Tappa #2 ▸ VEN 16 a LUN 19 ›› Cap 10 – Cap 21
Tappa #3 ▸ MAR 20 a GIO 22 ›› Cap 22 – Cap 33
Tappa #4 ▸ VEN 23 a LUN 26 ›› Cap 34 – Fine