17 November 2009

Teaser Tuesday: A Truth Universally Acknowledged

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
One of the things that makes her novels exciting is that she is so acute a commentator on the intellectual and cultural currents of her time. Not that she pontificates about them; rather she detects their presence, notes with interest and amusement how they are reflected in the trivia of everyday life and speech.
~ p 169, A Truth Universally Acknowledged, John Wiltshire, "Why do we read Jane Austen?"
*I've caught some sort of crummy cold meaning I've done nothing in my free time except lay in bed and stare blankly at the TV while I listen to myself breathing (welcome to colds+asthma).  So NaBloPoMo is a bit thin on the ground this year for me.

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