Monday, November 19, 2007
Cranford and the Page 161 Meme
The first part of BBC's Cranford showed last night. I so enjoyed it. Did anyone else watch? What did you think? It is not really true to what I have read so far of the book but I do love it. I was roaring with laughter at the scene of Mrs. Pole and Miss Betsy Barker running down the road with the cat in a basket after having swallowed a fine lace collar left to bleach in a bowl of buttermilk. Four more Sunday evenings of bliss to follow. It has been a while it seems since the last really wonderful BBC historical drama.
I am still reading Cranford and love how the book lists the author as being Mrs. Gaskell instead of using her name Elizabeth. Here is another of the black and white drawings from the book. They are so beautiful.
On my friend Nan's blog Letters from a Hill Farm, she did the Page 161 Meme. I told her I would play along.
*** Open up the book you’re currently reading to page 161 and read the sixth sentence on the page, then think of 5 bloggers to tag. ***
My book has a title page as page 161 so I had to skip to the first page of text for Chapter 9. The sixth sentence is as follows:
"Such a piece of gaiety was going to happen as had not been seen or known of since Wombwell's lions came, when one of them ate a little child's arm; and she was, perhaps, too old to care about dress, but a new cap she must have; and, having heard that turbans were worn, and some of the county families likely to come, she would like to look tidy, if I would bring her a cap from the milliner I employed; and, oh, dear! how careless of her to forget that she wrote to beg I would come and pay her a visit next Tuesday; when she hoped to have something to offer me in the way of amusement, which she would not now more particularly describe, only sea~green was her favorite color."
This was describing a letter which Miss Matty wrote. My but that was quite a sentence, wasn't it! I am now supposed to tag 5 people. I will not name anyone but if you would like to join in and want to share what you are currently reading, consider yourself tagged. It is lots of fun!