Wednesday, January 26, 2011


"Whoever she is, I wish she would mind her own affairs: I don't know what the devil a woman lives for after thirty: she is only in other folks way."

-Lord Merton, in Fanny Burney's Evelina


  1. Based on the painting, after 30, a woman lives to wear hats that challenge the balance of dark power in that universe. That hat is something else.

  2. Is there going to be a group read for the aforementioned novel, because the last group read was excellent and I really want to read this book. However, without a group read making sure I meet a certain quota of pages, I fear that it will never happen. :(

  3. Oh dear... that was the 18th century for women, and the 21st century for gays...