Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays - In This House of Brede

is hosted by Should be Reading.

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
  1. Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page.
  2. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  3. Also share the title of the book that the “teaser” comes from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given! Please avoid spoilers!
Dame Veronica often wanted to cry, "After all, I wasn't brought up to this." At first the importance of being cellarer had buoyed Dame Veronica up and carried her through the work, and in those first days she had not been too proud to seek help from Mother Pioress, but the prioress perhaps understood too well what Dame Veronica's limitations were, and more and more, Dame Veronica's pride had taken over...

~ p. 47, In This House of Brede, by Rumer Godden.

Reviewed here on 4/15/09.


Alyce said...

Kind of a sad quote. I'm curious to know what is going on with the nuns.

Mary said...

She sounds frustrated.

Anonymous said...

Interesting teaser. And from a book that I have on my library pile right now!