Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly event hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. It’s easy enough to play along, just follow the Teaser Tuesdays link for rules.
My teaser comes from the book I finished last night, but since I haven’t decided what to read next, I’ll be teasing you with The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova once again.
If one of us said something – some platitude about visiting his beautiful country, for example – he shook his head with a broad smile, as if contradicting our statements. I was unnerved by this until Helen whispered to me that she’d read about this cultural idiosyncrasy: Bulgarians shook their heads in agreement and nodded in disagreement. (p. 555)
And here I thought nodding was one of those universal gestures. I guess not!