Here's my teaser from Emma by Jane Austen (p 36). The passage was so good (TBR list-appropriate) that I could not stop with just two sentences:
"Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawing up at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through--and very good lists they were--very well chosen, and very neatly arranged--sometimes alphabetically, and sometimes by some other rule. The list she drew up when only fourteen--I remember thinking it did her judgment so much credit, that I preserved it some time; and I dare say she may have made out a very good list now. " (Mr. Knightley)
**I realize that I'm a bit early...but work is so crazy at the moment that I don't get posts up until later in the evening. Wanted to have this one up and running for Tuesday.