Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Teaser Tuesday: Cranford

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!

“The first part was, indeed, a severe and forcible picture of the responsibilities of mothers, and a warning against the evils that were in the world, and lying in ghastly wait for the little baby of two days old. His wife did not write, said the old gentleman, because he had forbidden it, she being indisposed with a sprained ankle, which (he said) quite incapacitated her from holding a pen” (65).

From Cranford & Other Stories by Elizabeth C. Gaskell. I’m reading this for The Classic Circuit. Come back on December 18th for my review!

4 comments:

Alayne said...

Interesting teaser. Sounds very old fashioned. Here's my link: http://thecrowdedleaf.wordpress.com/

Beth said...

I have been wanting to read this--maybe next year. http://starrweavings.blogspot.com/2009/11/teaser-tuesday_24.html

MarceJ said...

Good teaser, I had so many questions come to mind, like a child why

Here is mine
http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2009/11/teaser-tuesday-pact-jodi-picoult.html

kaye said...

I'll have to come back, because I'd like to know more. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.