Monday, January 25, 2016
Women's Classic Literature Event: Group Check-In 1
Here's the question asked for the first Group Check-In, and my answer.
Without revealing spoilers (obviously), describe how the opening of your current read for this event draws you in. Is it the language? the suspense? the voice? Why are you compelled to keep reading?
I'm reading The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer right now, my first Heyer novel! I must admit I have only read the Prologue so far, but even that short section has me intrigued. A languid, bored nobleman who has just fought a duel over a woman's honor, which he insists he has not impugned, writes a letter to a friend and signs it "Devil." This promises to be one of those "let's redeem the dissolute young man" stories, which can be heartily entertaining in the right hands. I picked this book up for a dollar at the used book store and am pretty sure I'll get my money's worth, as lots of friends have assured me that since I enjoy Jane Austen, I'll also enjoy Georgette Heyer. Time to find out!