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Monday, November 25, 2013

Quote-Tastic #26 Unimpressive, a dangly sausage...with hair

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Today's quote is from "Curtsies & Conspiracies" by Gail Carriger, part of her Finishing School series which is a spin-off of her Parasol Protectorate series. Snark, etiquette, espionage, and supernatural creatures - lots of good fun.

"We are training to handle such things for the rest of our lives. You are training to be evil geniuses. Table settings and the likeare regarded, I am sure, as beneath you."

"You are disposed to see this as careless?" wondered Pillover.

"Some things are more important than they seem. Note, for example, that by having larger flowers in taller vases, you can prevent people from conversing across the table, thus confining them to their dinner partners. Wider arrangements with cascading ferns, and you might even pass notes or objects to a dining companion without anyone the wiser."


The girls, all forty-five of them, trooped down to a lower deck. They had their weekly lesson with Captain Niall. There was a palpable waft of excitement, not to mention perfume, as the werewolf was most every young lady's favorite teacher. He was also, by far, the handsomest.

Sophronia liked him, too, even though she knew the floppy, easygoing military man was a sham. In his werewolf guise, he'd tried to kill her and savaged her best horsehair petticoat instead. He'd been moon-mad at the time, but she'd never quite forgiven the lapse, nor the loss of the petticoat. Like a proper gentleman, the good captain never made mention of the undergarment murder.

Sidheag was going to make Agatha say it out loud. The red-head whispered, "No, what's a man like down there?"
"Oh." Sidheag wrinkled her nose. "Unimpressive. They have"--she gestured toward her own nether regions with one hand--a sort of dangly sausage-lacks tailoring."

Sophronia blinked in surprise. That sounded worse than Sidheag's description of a werewolf shift. She hadn't seen any of the sooties that close up. "Really?"

"Yes, like it wasn't fitted into it's casing properly. And hairy. "Sidheag was enjoying shocking them.

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  1. Gah! I keep seeing this author in my feeds, and I've got a feeling that I should really give her a try especially now. Hairy,dangly sausages lol :) Priceless.

  2. LOL! Those are classic i love the undergarment murder ahhahaha!!!

    I'll have to look these up.

    -Amanda P

    Where the Night Kind Roam

  3. I love how these sound! I have to finish the Parasol Protectorate series first though :D

    1. Actually, these take place before that series so you could simultaneously.

  4. Haha.. Yes, like it wasn't fitted into it's casing properly" Never heard of this novel. Love the cover.

  5. Bwaha well she's not entirely wrong on that one. lol I liked the undergarment murder too! I've had her on my author tbr pile for ages. I'm going to have to jump into them soon I think. Great picks!

  6. OK, those quotes made me laugh! I'm looking forward to reading this. I've got a hold request in at the library, but I doubt it will come in before I leave for Christmas vacation. Have you read Carriger's adult books set in the same world? Are they as funny?

    1. I did and I enjoyed it.

      When you get your library copy, check your pages. My library copy was missing pages 123-154 so I;m now waiting on a new copy in order to finish the book.


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