Monday, June 15, 2009

Middlemay 7: Two Temptations

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


Linda said...

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

Anonymous 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 :)