Playing with books.
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 127.
3. Find the second sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
'An after-piece instead of a comedy,' said Mr Bertram. 'Lover's Vows were at an end, and Lord and Lady Ravenshaw left to act My Grandmother by themselves. Well the jointure may comfort him; and perhaps between friends, he began to tremble for his credit and his lungs in the Baron, and was not sorry to withdraw; and to make you amends, Yates, I think we must raise a little theatre at Mansfield, and ask you to be our manager.'
This though the thought of the moment, did not end with the moment; for the inclination to act was awakened, and in no one more strongly than in him who was now master of the house; and who having so much leisure as to make almost any novelty a certain good, had likewise such a degree of lively talents and comic taste, as were exactly adapted to the novelty of acting.
Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
I heard about the Austen season on ITV shortly and realised that I had never read this or Persuasion. I hate seeing adaptations/films of books before reading the original so I had better get a wriggle on and finish it!
Apparantly Billie Piper is Fanny Price, nothing like what I imagined her to look like. Am I the only one that has quite *strict* ideas of how characters look/behave and gets disappointed when a totally different looking person takes on the role?