Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays and Where Are You...

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
  • 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 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!
  • Please avoid spoilers!

  • "You are mistaken, Mr. Darcy, if you suppose that the mode of your declaration affected me in any other way than as it spared me the concern which I might have felt in refusing you, had you behaved in a more gentleman-like manner." She saw him start at this; but he said nothing, and she continued,- "You could not have made me the offer of your hand in any possible way that would have tempted me to accept it."

    p. 191 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


    I have just narrowly escaped being married off to a very narrow-minded and odious man!! I'm sad because my best-friend Charlotte has married this little twerp and she's happy about it!! I'm bored because my sister has left me for London and I sit here daydreaming about Wickham and telling anyone and everyone who will listen what an arrogant and prideful man Mr. Darcy is.


    1. Well, Darcy really is arrogant and prideful, but Lizzy can be a real brat sometimes, can't she? I love Jane Austen - I have "Northanger Abbey" on my list for this year. Good teasers!

    2. I just got done with P & P myself. I read Pemberley by the Sea first and then just had to go back to P & P to see how closely it followed that story line.

    3. I am so embarrassed to say that I have not read Pride and Prejudice yet. I plan to. Either that or see the movie. Just got to!!

    4. Oh, I love Pride and Prejudice!!! When the latest movie came out a few years ago I was so disappointed that my daughter would not go with me to see it. I imagined it would be this lovely mother/daughter shared experience and she had no interest at all! I ended up going with a girl friend and we sat in the theatre and cried together. I don't remember what part we cried at because it has a happy ending. Maybe we cried happy tears? I think we cried "I can't believe I'm 50, when I still feel so young" tears. Ah...young love. Incidentally, I think Pride and Prejudice has got to be one of the all-time best titles for a book. What do you think?

    5. Hehehe, Mr Darcy! I just re-read Pride and Prejudice a few days ago ;)

    6. Mary,
      I would have went with you!!! And yes I love the title...glad she changed it to P&P from First Impressions!!!

    7. May I just say that, as I sit here reading your Teaser, I am wearing a T-shirt that has "Mrs. Darcy" emblazoned across the chest?

    8. My dear Miss Bingley--

      I appreciate your recent correspondence. I realize that you had, in the past, hoped to become Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy. Unfortunately, as Mr. Darcy and I have already wed, it is perhaps time for you to let go your dreams and set your cap for some other fine gentleman, who, I am sure, will appreciate your many fine merits and accomplishments.

      Yours sincerely,

      Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy.


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