Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays: The Brontes Went to Woolworths

I've just started reading Rachel Ferguson's The Brontes Went to Woolworths and, so far, I'm not sure I know exactly what to make of it. But I'm only a few chapters in, so I expect something like an actual plot will present itself soon. I'm enjoying it, but it does seem a teensy bit vague in the beginning. Amusing, though. This quote is from the book's first page:
A woman at one of mother's parties once said to me, 'Do you like reading?' which smote us all to silence, for how could one tell her that books are like having a bath or sleeping, or eating bread - absolute necessities which one never thinks of in terms of appreciation. And we all sat waiting for her to say that she had so little time for reading, before ruling her right out for ever and ever.
This book was first published in 1931 and is one of the "lost classics" issued by the Bloomsbury Group: "books recommended by readers for readers." And that seems like such a worthy idea, doesn't it?

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by mizb17 at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or take part yourself, just head on over to her blog.


  1. To read is to live! Although lately I've been in a reading rut.

  2. I really enjoyed that teaser. The idea of books from readers for readers is brilliant.

    My teaser


  3. Perfect teaser for all of us! Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

  4. That teaser is amazing. It sums up how I feel about reading perfectly.

    Thanks for stopping by my teaser!
    (Find the Time to Read)

  5. Great teaser. It really captures how important reading is! This book is on my wishlist! Thanks for visiting my blog!!

  6. This has been on my TBR list for awhile, but I hadn't made the decision to really read it until just now. Thanks for the teaser!

  7. a worth read to me =)

    here's mine;


    happy teusday!

  8. I've never heard of it -- but I love the oxymoronic idea of "lost classics." :)

    That's a good teaser.

    Here's mine on Rose City Reader.

  9. I have heard some good things about this book. I hope that you enjoy your book. Here's mine.

  10. This sounds like an absolutely wonderful book! I think I must find it somehow!

    See? Your teaser really worked! (And the funny thing is that on a discussion forum this morning, some friends and I were discussing Woolworth's. Talk about something that's meant to be, eh??)

    Ahem. Meanwhile, my own less intriguing teaser is at Bookishgal.

  11. I really enjoyed your teaser!! Now I can't wait to see if you enjoyed it!


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