I don't have a whole lot to say today, that comes tomorrow in the form of a heroine post/character sketch, so prepare yourself, dear readers for the onslaught of my words! Meantime, I'd like to share with you a "Little Gem" I found whilst reading the dear little book An Old Fashioned Girl. Chapter thirteen, "The Sunny Side"
Now, I give you the thing itself, and let us see if it makes you smile as it did me.
"Polly sucked her orange in public with a composure that would have scandalized the good ladies of Cranford."
Did it? If it didn't I pity you, for you haven't at least watched the series to which it refers. I confess I have yet to read it. How can I when there are so many old favorites to sit and devour? (There I go again with the food metaphors!) But, I know that I should read all those new things I've heard so much of. I mean where would I be if I hadn't first watched North & South on Netflix one night? I was sooo bored, I felt like watching something "old" (you know what I mean). But I almost didn't!! Crazy right? And now I'm so glad I didn't just skip over it. It has taken over and graced the top of my list of favorite films since then. Not to mention the book itself. But I get way off topic...
I hope I made you smile, or rather I hope Louisa May Alcott made you smile. I just brought her wit to your attention. I love it when I see that an author admires another of my favorite authors, don't you?
Do you know of any other book references for other well known books? Please share!
Ta for now!