Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Teaser Tuesday -11 May



Teaser Tuesday

The rules are:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) 'teaser' sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title and author of the book that you’re getting your 'teaser' from .. that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given!
Mrs Thornton was not a woman much given to reasoning; her quick judgment and firm resolution served her in good stead of any long arguments and discussions with herself; she felt instinctively that nothing could strengthen Fanny to endure hardships patiently, or face difficulties bravely; and though she winced as she made this acknowledgement to herself about her daughter, it only gave her a sort of pitying tenderness of manner towards her; much of the same description of demeanour with which mothers are wont to treat their weak and sickly children. A stranger, a careless observer, might have considered that Mrs Thornton's manner to her children betokened far more love to Fanny than to John.
Wheeeew - that first sentence! This is from our BATS (book group) of the month Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South.
I'm afraid I've given up on Dwyer Hickey's 'the gambler' (see last week's teaser) at least for the moment - clearing the decks to read this in a month.

7 comments:

Lady Q said...

Well that's a mouthful! But very insightful. I'd not heard of this book, I'll have to check it out! Here's my teaser for Captivity.

LKT said...

I love that! People just don't use the word "wont" as much as they ought. I plan to use it today in casual conversation.

Meanwhile, my teaser is here.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Very interesting :)

Here is my Teaser Tuesday :)

celi.a said...

Hmmm...I'm not sure what to think about that snippet, but I love the language. It sounds complicated. Great teaser!

If you'd like, you can check out mine here.

Jennifer said...

Oh I do like this type of prose. I am adding this to my TBR list. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesdays-forty-eight-x-lemuria.html

Nise' said...

Good tease. I have every intention of getting to this book one of these days.

Emma Michaels said...

This looks great! Amazing teaser! I read the most amazing book this week. I had used it for my Teaser Tuesday and loved it so much I decided to post my review today. Feel free to head over to my blog and check it out at http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com and post your teaser in my comments!


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Emma Michaels