Teaser Tuesdays | Austenland Teaser

September 16, 2014 Teaser Tuesdays 15

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Share links to your post in the comments below – or, if you don’t have a blog, share your teaser in the comments.

Just do the following:
1. Grab your current read.

2. Open to a random page.

3. Share (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.

4. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Make sure what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!

5. Share the title and author, too, so that other participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like the teaser!

I’m Currently Reading

Teaser Tuesdays | Austenland TeaserAustenland by Shannon Hale
Series: Austenland #1
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on July 2, 2013
Genres: Chick Lit, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 208
Length: 6 hours 23 minutes
Format: Paperback
Source: Giveaway/Gift

Jane is a young New York woman who can never seem to find the right man-perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Predjudice. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Is this total immersion in a fake Austenland enough to make Jane kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?

I’m a HUGE Jane Austen fan and particularly Pride & Prejudice. So, naturally, when I heard this book was being made into a film and I’d never read it, I put it on my list of books to read. And then the movie happened, and I still hadn’t read it. So I didn’t see the movie. If I see the movie first, I will not read the book. It’s ruined for me. I’ve learned that the hard way. And then my friend, Trish, told me how good this book was. She even gave me a copy because it was so good. But I had review books to read. Well… I’m actually ahead with review books right now. So guess what? I’m reading it! I just started last night, so this tease is for me too 🙂

My Austenland Teaser

She was trying – for Carolyn, for herself, for her darling Mr. Darcy, she was trying to live this, and Martin’s presence had the effect of shining a light on how shallow it all was, besides reminding her of every guy who had tossed her aside. She was having a grade time and his judgment was souring the pucnch.Austenland, paperback, page 145

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About Shannon Hale

Shannon Hale is the New York Times best-selling author of six young adult novels: the Newbery Honor book Princess Academy, multiple award winner Book of a Thousand Days, and the highly acclaimed Books of Bayern series. She has written three books for adults, including the upcoming Midnight in Austenland (Jan. 2012), companion book to Austenland. She co-wrote the hit graphic novel Rapunzel’s Revenge and its sequel Calamity Jack with husband Dean Hale. They live near Salt Lake City, Utah with their four small children, and their pet, a small, plastic pig.


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15 Responses to “Teaser Tuesdays | Austenland Teaser”

  1. bryan

    It was really nice post. Quite interesting to see. Thanks for sharing such a useful and interesting post.

  2. Stormi

    I have heard about this one but wasn’t sure if I would like it. I guess I am the opposite of you..if I haven’t read the book and see the movie and I like it it will prompt me to read the book. I seen the first HP before ever reading the books. 🙂
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