I started to blog about the heat, it was 93º here yesterday, but I decided it was much too early in the year to start complaining. So I'll talk about a few other things.
Reading: I finished the novel, notice I didn't say book, it's so much more than that, North and South and I have to say it is one of the best books I've read in awhile. I'm glad I stuck with it inspite of the use of dialect that was slowing me down.
Though it dealt with many social issues (the growth of industry, unions, child labor, strikes) it was at its heart a love story.
And its love story reminded me, in a strange way of Pride and Prejudice , my favorite book. When Mr. Thompson tells Margaret of his love she is as angry as Elizabeth was when Darcy first declared his. But she was both full of pride, after all she was a lady, and prejudice, he dealt in business. He expected her repudiation, but like Darcy he was wounded.
At the end when he again asked for her love it reminded me of Darcy asking Elizabeth is she'd changed her mind. And like Elizabeth, Margaret was ashamed of her former refusal.
This one will stick with me for a while.
Listening: On my MP3 player today while I was exercising were:
Roxanne by the Police
Surrender by Cheap Trick
Take Me Home Tonight by Eddie Money
Red, Red Wine by UB40
Talk Tonight by Oasis
Worked on my puzzle, it's a doozy, beginning to wonder if I'll ever get it done
For lunch today, if I get up and get going, will be pizza and a salad. Not too heavy for a hot day.
Tonight it will be silly British TV:
Was It Something I Said
And not so silly, but oh so good, a Miss Marple.
Hope you're having a good weekend too.