Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Teaser Tuesday - August 11

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Here's how it works:
-grab your current read
-open to a random page
-share two teaser sentences from somewhere on the page (avoid spoilers!)
-be sure to include the title and author so other TT participants can add the book to their tbr list if they like your teaser
-leave a comment with your link at Should Be Reading

My teaser:

From Two Guys Read Jane Austen by Steve Chandler and Terrence N. Hill

The 'two guys' are reading Pride and Prejudice. One, for the third time.

"...I've been thinking a lot about Nabokov's reprimand to re-read the great novels and to bathe in them and not wade through them. It would be almost a heroic act to do such a thing in this culture we live in today. To actually bathe in the re-reading of a great novel. Do you know anybody who does that? Who thinks they have the time?" (page 69)




20 comments:

  1. Good question! Never heard of this book. Good tease.

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  2. I'm so glad that you chose a teaser from this title! I'm thinking that if that fellow has a lot of time to think about the statement he should just be bathing in the book:)

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  3. Great quote! Looking forward to your review.

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  4. Now that sounds wonderful. I hope the book is as good as the teaser!

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  5. WOW -- that is such a great book quote for any bibliophile! Hmmm....I may borrow it and use it the first day of school in my senior English class.

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  6. Love the quote!! I'm not sure I can get the book here though, but I'll try :)

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  7. Great thought...a lot of us feel that we hardly have enough time to read all of the books we want to get to, let alone to bathe in one. What a luxury that would feel like!! Excellent teaser!

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  8. Great teaser this week! You can check out mine here.

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  9. Good teaser. Sounds like this book might be kind of funny. Is it?

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  10. Bookbirddog - I first heard of this from another blogging friend...love book blogger recommendations!

    Darlene - There have been lots of quotes that would've made good teasers in this one.

    Paperback Reader - Hope to finish this up within the next couple of days.

    Gautami - I know Austen isn't for everyone. :-(

    Fleurfisher - I am enjoying the book. It's like a correspondence book club!

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  11. Molly - Reading that passage makes me want to find a copy of Nabokov's lectures.

    Kals - Hope you can find it, but I had a hard time locating it, too. There weren't any copies in my library system or the local stores, so I ended up ordering online.

    Staci - That line does have a luxurious feel about it, doesn't it? lol!

    Susan B. Evans - Thanks. I'll stop by soon...

    Dar - They do go off on some very funny tangents...you just never know where discussing Jane will lead!!

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  12. What a lovely line! I'll have to add this to my TBR pile.

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  13. I've never heard of this book, but now I'm really intrigued. Excellent teaser!

    My own teaser for today is at Bookishgal.

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  14. Amy Reads Good Books - If you like Jane Austen, this book is a lot of fun!

    Phyl - Thanks! I'm on my way over to your blog now...

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  15. What an interesting book. I am trying to picture what 2 guys who read Jane Austen must be like let alone guys who read it multiple times. I can't imagine my husband reading one of her books though I love them.

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  16. Great teaser. I haven't read this book but I love Austen -- I should put this on my list for the Everything Austen challenge.

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  17. Catherine - I can't exactly see my husband reading Jane, either. He did attempt Northanger Abbey before our trip to Bath last year, but it wasn't much of an effort. In fact, it's become a family joke!

    Beth F. - I ended up finishing the book last night and hope to get a review up this weekend.

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  18. Ooh! I LOVE that passage. It looks like a terrific book.

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  19. Steph - It was so much fun! My review is posted at:
    http://lakesidemusing.blogspot.com/2009/08/tss-two-guys-read-jane-austen.html

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