Monday, July 25, 2005

seen on a bumper sticker

I'D RATHER BE READING JANE AUSTEN.

So true. Must have. Maybe I'll screen print it onto a t-shirt. Finished up Love and Freindship in the Juvenelia; I hereby bestow it with The Best. Death Scene. Ever. Award.

"My beloved Laura (said she to me a few Hours before she died) take warning from my unhappy End and avoid the imprudent conduct which had occasioned it... Beware of fainting-fits... Though at the time they may be refreshing and agreeable, yet beleive me they will in the end, if too often repeated and at improper seasons, prove destructive to your Constitution... My fate will teach you this... I die a Martyr to my greif for the loss of Augustus... One fatal swoon has cost me my Life... Beware of swoons, Dear Laura... A frenzy fit is not one quarter so pernicious; it is an exercise to the Body and if not too violent, is, I dare say, conducive to Health in its consequences -- Run mad as often as you chuse; but do not faint --"

Been working on a post about Barbara Kingsolver forever; will get around to posting it one of these days.

(Seem to have taken to dropping personal pronouns and articles in manner of Bridget Jones or similar. Interesting, as have not read said Diary for several years).

3 Comments:

At 3:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE Barbara Kingsolver. I am only sad that I've read all of her novels and have no more "new" ones to enjoy.
~Katie

 
At 3:10 PM, Anonymous JaneFan said...

Could you post the track list to the Shakespeare mix CD when it's done? I may just have to break my iTunes fast for some of those songs!
Also, can't wait for the Barbara Kingsolver post. I'm a big fan too.

 
At 4:45 PM, Blogger Andygrrl said...

Katie--you've read all her stuff? You've done better than me; I've read quite a bit, but not all of it. I'm sure she's working a new one.
JaneFan--Will definitely post the track list!

 

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