I’m so pleased that when Jenna tagged for the book meme that I was actually in the middle of a good book and I didn’t have to post the sex scene from some trashy historical romance. Oh well, we all have our weaknesses. Of late I’ve been reading The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson. I’m not all that fascinated with the murder saga (seems a bit heavy handed) as much as the 1893 World’s Fair. For all that I knew a fair amount about the Fair, it really has brought it alive in a new way and I’ve enjoyed learning more about some of the personal sides of architects/engineers like Burnham, Root, Sullivan, Ferris etc.
So here you are….page 123, three sentences after the fifth sentence:
The more he pressed her for an explanation, the more troubled and adamant she became. She wished she had never come to Chicago. It was a blighted, hellish place full of noise and dust and smoke and inhuman towers that blocked the sun, and she hated it-hated especially this gloomy building and the ceaseless clamor of construction.
About the Girl (can’t wait to see what SHE’S reading…)
Rarenest (let’s see if we can rouse him from his slumber)
and Wordy Diva