December 31, 2012

December's Title Swap

North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
Cranford - Elizabeth Gaskell
The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Hiding Place - Corrie Ten Boom
Boys Adrift - Dr. Leonard Sax
Girls on the Edge - Dr. Leonard Sax

December 28, 2012

What Daisy and Mrs. Weightman Have in Common

I found Daisy's quote from the Great Gatsby... it's not as eloquent as I remember.
(This is Daisy's recollection of the birth of her baby. She has also just explained to Nick that she knows that her husband has been unfaithful for years. )

"I woke up out of the ether with an utterly abandoned feeling, and asked the nurse right away if it was a boy or a girl. She told me it was a girl, and so I turned my head away and wept. "All right," I said, "I'm glad it's a girl. And I hope she'll be a fool- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool."
This is what came to mind when we discussed Mrs. Weightman being her husband's greatest masterpiece.