Moving on, I'm just realizing afresh how mych I truly enjoy books set in early 19th century England. Possibly murder myesteries, of course, but not necessarily. If you read Agatha Christie's books closely, you'll realize just how able she is at drawing a picture of that vanishing society - leaving aside her largest flaw which is, in my very humble opinion, an exaggerated use of stereotyes. But take Georgette Heyer's mysteries, for example - they're perfect! The rambling English countryside (or London flats, it doesn't matter!), the efficient and loyal servants, such as the butlers (though police inspectors are partial to kitchenmaids!), the leisurely walks in the gardens, the age-old contrast between youth and age, and between social classes...and the humor, above all the humor! If you haven't read Georgette Heyer's Envious Casca then do so - brilliant, really, and utterly satisfying. And a surefire way to cheer you up!! All right, so you could say I'm going through one of my cyclical periods of book-obsession--who cares?! I can think of worse things to be obsessed by...such as Dawson's Creek **embarrassed cough** and I'll have you know that, sick as I was feeling, I slept through today's episode...And the truly sad part? I'll be leaving next week and therefore miss my favorite parts of the whole series, that is the second half of season three and the first part of season 4. Pacey/Joey all the way!! But I'm not really in the mood for a Dawson's Creek vent, so I'll save that for another time. Hee!!
Anyway, maybe curling back in that armchair with a cup of tea (yes, you can safely assume that I'm addicted to tea) and my book is the best idea I've had all day...certainly better than getting up in the first place!...Hopefully the soothing process will begin!!
Quote of the day:
'"Teddy has always belonged to me and I to him. Heart, soul and body," said Emily.
Aunt Elizabeth shuddered. One ought to feel these things - perhaps - but it was indecent to say them.'
'Emily's Quest', Lucy Maud Montgomery
Taken from Genesse, I think...
| Albus Dumbledore |
You scored 69% Maturity, 82% Goodness, and 78% Abilities!
|You are wise, smart and kind. You're the closest thing Harry's had to a father-figure. I don't know what else to say about Dumbledore, except he's got an odd sense of humor. You scored highest in all categories. Way to go.|
|My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:|
|Link: The In-Depth HP Personality Test written by lisshart on Ok Cupid|