Friday, June 10, 2011

Field Trip!



Today Quirky Lady Victoria Morgan and I are hitting the town! We will be visiting the Gardner Museum in Boston, which is one of the coolest and most unique spots in our fine city. Vicki is not only an amazing romance writer (recently nominated for the Golden Heart), but she is also an accomplished artist. I am really looking forward to our trip!

On the reading front....I finished Pride and Prejudice. Compared with Jane Eyre, there was absolutely no contest. Jane won by a landslide. P and P was pretty much a soap opera with a lot of CAPITALIZED words thrown in for emphasis (hee hee.....I actually loved that...it cracked me up!). But JE had more soul, more depth, more intensity, and of course....Rocky McRochester. As Julia Barrett so eloquently pointed out yesterday, even blind and one-handed, Rocky could kick Mr D's butt. I think I'll stick with Charlotte Brontë.

Don't forget, Celebrate New England is coming up on Monday. Hope to see all of you there!

Happy Friday,
Penelope

4 comments:

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Bwaaaaa-haaaaaa-haaaaa!
I love Rocky! Darcy is such a 'weiner' in comparison.
Plus I love the angst and internal torment of Jane and Rochester!
Have fun on your field trip!

Penelope said...

Hi Julia! I guess I like gothic romance....Jane Eyre was so intense, and Jane was such a fabulous heroine. Just wasn't feeling it with P & P. And Mr. Darcy was OK, but not on par with Rocky! Had a great time on my field trip...the Gardner is exquisite. If you ever come to Boston for a visit, I am so taking you there!!!!!

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

It looks gorgeous! I may be coming to Boston sooner than you think!
P & P bores me to tears no matter how hard I try to like it. It's a snooze fest. I'm much more into gothis stuff from that era.

Penelope said...

Don't tease me, you hussy! Boston Field Trip!

I was pretty disappointed with P and P. I had high expectations, but I was bored, too. I might try Wuthering Heights next.