Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

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!

My Teaser for today:

" I shall be afraid of her. - She must have too masculine and bold a temper. - To be so bent on marriage - to pursue a man merely for the sake of situation - is a sort of thing that shocks me; I cannot understand it. Poverty is a great evil, but to a woman of education and feeling it ought not, it cannot be the greatest. - I would rather be a teacher at a school (and I can think of nothing worse) than marry a man I did not like."

from The Watsons by Jane Austen (in the book Lady Susan/The Watsons/Sanditon, page 110).


  1. Oh my gosh, I actually have this book (or what she finished of it on my Kindle) and I absolutly loved it but have never known anyone else who has read it! Great teaser.

  2. Wow, Morgan! I am not acquainted with anyone who has read The Watsons either - does that make us hardcore Janeites now :-)

    I am really enjoying it and I wish she had finished it!

  3. That is a very powerful teaser! Nice!

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  4. I love The Watsons! Is she talking about her sister Margaret in that speech?

  5. Missy, I agree it is powerful. On re-reading it now, I feel as if Jane is speaking from her heart. She did reject a suitor after being engaged to him for a very short time (a day I think).

    Meredith - I love The Watsons too, Emma is such a great character. I really wish it were complete! I think she is talking about Penelope in that speech.