'How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare that after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.' No one made any reply. She then yawned again, threw aside her book, and cast her eyes round the room in quest of some amusement. — from Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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February 8, 2011

The page I'm reading now...




{page 7} She took to observing herself critically in the mirror -- were her eyes growing dull, and what had happened to her arms? -- then gave up eating butter during the week. Wonderful, delicious butter -- bad. Horrible, oily, transgressive substitute -- good. Who was kidding whom? Even if (by some glorious witchery) her arms became as toned as Madonna's, she knew she was missing the point. The early accord struck at the beginning of her marriage was fading.
from Separate Beds, by Elizabeth Buchan

{butter dish from Anthropologie}

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1 comment:

Joan Hunter Dunn said...

Lovely quote. I'm a big butter lover. It's butter or nothing for me!

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