Vernicious Knids

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Velvety smooth bliss...

"He deserved a reward for having freed himself of the brandy futures, and he'd been unable to resist any longer the seductive odour that had begun to permeate his chamber..." (Liss 2004:104)


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"It was not as good as what he had taken with Geertruid, or even what he'd tasted at the Turkish tavern, but he nevertheless liked the way the bitterness and the sweetness played off each other. He took a sip and savoured how the coffee washed into his mouth like a kiss. He sniffed at the bowl and looked at in the light of the oil lamp. And before he finished, he knew he would make another helping." (Liss 2004:104)


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After reading the above passage, I succumbed to my craving and brewed myself a cup of velvety smooth bliss...why don't you join me?
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15 Comments:

  • At 11:20 am, Blogger Karen said…

    Well, I adore coffee, but I'd better pass since it's nearly bedtime. Thanks for this passage. Is this a new book? It sounds interesting!

    Michele sent me! Have a great evening!

     
  • At 11:27 am, Blogger Bearette24 said…

    i think i read that book...is that the one where he likes his brother's wife?

     
  • At 11:29 am, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Karen: Make sure you have one in the morning! It came out in 2003, but it's new to me.

    Bearette: One and the same!

     
  • At 12:19 pm, Anonymous Janet (fondofsnape@gmail.com) said…

    Why, I'd love to, thanks!

     
  • At 1:36 pm, Blogger Gaijin Girl said…

    wow! i swear i could smell coffee as i was reading that. yum.

     
  • At 10:46 pm, Anonymous ribbiticus said…

    yep, that would make me reach for a cuppa java alright...now off to search for that book! ;)

     
  • At 11:09 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Janet: Cream? Sugar?

    GG: There's similar passages throughout the whole book...my coffee intake has trebled!

    Ribbiticus: It's a good drink...um read!

     
  • At 12:22 am, Blogger Bearette24 said…

    hehe...i actually made it through that book without any coffee...but i've never been able to drink it. it practically makes me shake :(

     
  • At 9:11 am, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Bearette: You are missing out on a true pleasure! Did you know that when David Liss started writing this book he actually based it on chocolate...maybe then you could have indulged?!

     
  • At 11:05 am, Blogger Bearette24 said…

    hehe...i avoid that too. i've been cutting out all caffeine in attempts to tame my insomnia (it seems to work). Kind of.

     
  • At 12:33 am, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Bearette: That's a tough decision to have to make!

     
  • At 7:54 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Maybe I will, one day when I am passing thru - your shout of course !!! (hehe)

     
  • At 1:00 am, Blogger Jon Cox said…

    I'd be honored! Awesome blog! Your profile image makes me smile!!! :oD

     
  • At 3:57 pm, Blogger nutmeg said…

    This sounds like a good purchase for my coffee addicted husband. Though, he really doesn't need another excuse to indulge. That menu on your last post was amazing. Looking in my fridge just now is depressing compared to that!

     
  • At 11:22 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Kelvin: Naturally!

    JC: Welcome...smile on!

    Nutmeg: If he is addicted...it's probably not a good one to read! Glad you liked the menu.

     

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