Monday, June 15, 2009

Middlemay 7: Two Temptations

Hi everybody!! Phew. Exciting book. Thoughts, feelings, opinions? Progress reports? Favorite quotations or passages?

7 comments:

Linda said...

Twelve pages from the end. So far, so super... yay! Back tonight... Peace, Linda

sandralambert said...

Even if I hadn't enjoyed the whole book, the last few lines would have made it all worthwhile.

moonrat said...

Dude. I was sso rivited by this book that I had to read Book 8 right after it, in 1 sitting. I couldn't bear to not know what happened.

PurpleClover said...

Wow. I can't wait. I'm making slow progress (I really am!). I just made it to book six (make that "very slow progress"). But I'm hoping to get through book six by the end of this weekend. I had to finish my other book which slowed me down even more but it was driving me crazy that I only had like fifty pages left.

Anyhow, I may not catch up to finish with you guys but I've enjoyed seeing the spoiler alerts. lol.

Jolie said...

Yeah, I had to read straight through from Book 6 onward. Finished the whole novel last week! Yay! I loved it.

Interesting passage I marked in Book 7:

"Some gentlemen have made an amazing figure in literature by general discontent with the universe as a trap of dulness into which their great souls have fallen by mistake; but the sense of a stupendous self and an insignificant world may have its consolations."

In other words, the "Woe is poor, grand me!" attitude is in fact as much about self-congratulations as it is about self-pity. The passage goes on to say that Lydgate is in a worse predicament: "Woe is poor, mediocre me!"

Word verification: bling. YA RLY.

moonrat said...

My favorite line is one Mr says to Mrs Garth: "I hold it a crime to expose a man's sins unless I'm clear it must be done to save the innocent."

I feel like those are life guidelines more of us should try to live by.

Becky said...

I finished the book up this weekend :)