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Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Teaser Tuesdays - April 26



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:


  • Grab your current read

  • Open to a random page

  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I can't believe it's taken me this long to read this classic, but then it wasn't on the booklist when I was at school (I have no idea why).

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

'"What a sweet woman Lady Middleton is!" said Lucy Steele.
Marianne was silent; it was impossible for her to say what she did not feel, however trivial the occasion; and upon Elinor therefore the whole task of telling lies when politeness required it, always fell. She did her best when thus called on, by speaking of Lady Middleton with more warmth than she felt, though with far less than Miss Lucy.'

I find it a real struggle to read this book. Part of it is the way words are spelled differently to how we spell them now.
I think I prefer watching the movie, although I recently discovered the new BBC mini-series version and really like that.
One thing that now makes more sense (no pun intended) is why Mrs John Dashwood was so insistent that her husband not give his sisters any money. I believe she wanted to preserve the family fortune for her son.

9 comments:

Beth said...

Great teaser! I think watching the films made my reading experience more enjoyable. My teaser is from the latest in the Lumby Series.

Marg said...

One of these days I will read Austen myself!


Here's my teaser for this week.

Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

Great teaser! I want to read this again now, it's one of my favourite Austen books and I have it sitting on my ereader :)

Jules

Mine is from The making of us by Lisa Jewell

http://thegreatthegoodandthebad.blogspot.com/

Karen and Gerard said...

That's tact, not lying but still expressing how you truly feel in a polite way--my mom was very good at that!

Stopping by from TT. Here's the link to ours: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2011/04/teaser-tuedays-enders-game-and-live-to.html

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I haven't read this one...and it's been a long time since I opened a Jane Austen book. I have enjoyed the movies. The language is a bit...well, wordy.

Here's MY TT POST

gautami tripathy said...

I am not an Austen fan!


Here is my Teaser Tuesday: THe Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly post!

Zakiya LadyWings said...

Great teasers this week! Happy Reading :) New follower! My teasers:

Butterfly Feet Walking on Life
For the L♥ve of Reading

-- Zakiya LadyWings

Julie @ Read Handed said...

Keep reading it! Hopefully you'll warm up to it as you go along. This is one of my favorites. If you get a chance, my teaser is here: http://readhanded.blogspot.com/2011/04/teaser-tuesdays_26.html

Sally said...

Ooooh this really makes me want to crack open some Austen. It's been ages since I have read any of her books. I did watch the Emma mini-series a few days ago though. I love all the Austen TV adaptions.
Sally.
http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/04/teaser-tuesday-16.html