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.