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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays

MizB of Should Be Reading hosts Teaser Tuesdays. Anyone can play along. Just do the following:

*Grab your current read.Link*Open to a random page.
*Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.

*BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! You don't want to ruin the book for others.
*Share the title and author too, so other TT participants can add it to their TBR lists if they like your teaser.

Here's mine from Middlemarch by George Eliot (p. 706):

To be candid in Middlemarch phraseology, meant, to use an early opportunity of letting your friends know that you did not take a cheerful view of their capacity, their conduct, or their position; and a robust candour never waited to be asked for its
opinion. Then, again, there was a love of truth--a wide phrase, but meaning in this relation, a lively objection to seeing a wife look happier than her husband's character warranted, or manifest too much satisfaction in her lot: the poor thing should have some hint given her that if she knew the truth she would have less complacency in her bonnet, and in light dishes for a supper-party.


3 comments:

Julie @ Read Handed said...

Haha. So witty. I love it. Thanks for sharing. If you get a chance, my teaser is here.

Tea said...

"There was a love of truth." I like that line. Almost got lost before finding it.:) Would like to sit down and read it slowly. I gave it a try. Gave up. Shame, shame, shame.

Jenners said...

What a wonderful little teaser ... even if I had to read it a few times!