Friday, August 25, 2017
Friday Linkups - A Study in Scarlet Women
It's Friday linkup time! I'm linking up with the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer, Book Beginnings of Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, and the Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice
This Week's Book Blogger Hop Question?
Have you ever read a book written in a foreign language that you might be fluent in and then read the same book in English?
Unfortunately with my limited language skills I could potentially read a child's book in French (and I'm talking on the Goodnight Moon level - not middle grade) but that's about as far as I'd get. I love the idea of this though.
Had anyone told the Honorable Harrington Sackville that the investigation into his death would make the name Sherlock Holmes known throughout the land, Mr. Sackville would have scoffed.
There's kind of a prim tone to this beginning which I like. It also makes me wonder just what is so special about Mr. Sackville's death.
Livia wondered if she were roaring drunk. Or perhaps Charlotte was. The moo emerged with surprising vigor, if also plenty of unintended tremolo.
She moaned, "I sound like the bovine version of a fishwife, toward the end of an argument."
"But a victorious one," said Charlotte.
I love the basic insanity of this quote. Things aren't quite as crazy as it sounds but things have definitely gotten out of hand!
So what do you think? Keep reading?