Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Teaser Tuesday ~ A Jane Austen Education

Teaser Tuesdays is an interesting and fun book-related meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Be prepared to add several new books to your TBR list! I do every week!

My Teaser:

" There was one more thing about my life that had to change, now that I'd read Emma: my relationships with the people around me. Once I started to see myself for the first time, I started seeing them for the first time, too. I began to notice and care about what they might be experiencing, and they began to develop the depth and richness of literary characters. "

from A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz (p.36-7)

Anyone can play along! If you'd like to participate, Just do the following:
*Grab your current read
*Open to a random page
*Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. (I used 3 this week!)
*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!

*And, finally, don't forget to link your post to MizB's at Should Be Reading. If you don't have a blog, simply share your "teasers" in a comment.


  1. I love books that center around Austen, so I think this would probably be a good read for me. Thanks for sharing this teaser!

  2. That sounds very intriguing. I'll have to chek that out. Thanks for posting it.

    My teasers are here.

  3. I am very much looking forward to your review of this book! I posted my review today, and I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.

  4. Great, great Teaser.


  5. What a wonderful teaser! I'm not a huge fan of Austen spin-offs, but I really do love the sound of this one.

  6. A lovely and deep teaser. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/04/teaser-tuesdays-the-pun-also-rises.html

  7. I should read some of this other stories about Austen....I thought they might be too quirky, but now I'll be looking for your review Amy.

  8. That is a really great teaser Amy! I'm looking forward to your review on this one.

  9. ZIBILEE: I am really enjoying this book. The author is very interesting. I'm reviewing it on Monday!

    LKT: Glad you like it! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    ANNA: I saw this book on your blog when you received it and am to see what you had to say. I'm behind in visiting but will be by to read your review.

  10. TEA: Thank you so much!

    SANDY: I'm not a big fan of spin-offs but since this isn't really a spin-off it intrigued me. I wanted to see the impact of Jane Austen's books on this author and I'm happy I'm reading this book. It's really interesting.

  11. JENNIFER: Thanks! I appreciate your visiting my blog!

    JULES: This book discusses Austen's books in-depth, some more than others. But as long as you've read them, you won't be surprised by the passages the author cites or his spoilers. It's interesting to read what he sees in Austen's work.

  12. DIANE: In this book the author focuses on each of Austen's books in separate chapters. He does talk about each book very specifically abd reveals what he learned from Austen through each book. It's intriguing and fun!

    DARLENE: Thank you! I'll be posting my review on Monday! Good to see you here!