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Awesome. In a clear show of fate intervention, I decided to start reading A Song for Summer, and right there on page 6 is something that cheers me up immensely:

But at the end of the following term Ellen came to her and asked if she could take cookery lessons in the Sixth Form.
"Cookery! But my dear, that's just for the girls who aren't going to university."
"I don't want to go to university," said Ellen. "I want to go to a Domestic Science College. A proper one where they teach you to sew and cook and clean."

This book is going to be fantastic. Not least because Ellen has two aunts featured prominently in her life along with her mother, Charlotte - except I was reading too fast at first and thought the girl's name was Charlotte, so now in my head I've automatically selected the cast of Pushing Daisies to fill as many roles as possible. Remember me telling you how Ned and Chuck would make a perfect 19th/early 20th century couple? (or did I? Anyway, it was when I was reading "Before Green Gables" and I kept picturing them in that time period). The 1940's will work well enough.

Also! I am randomly half-watching "Scream" because it's on, and aside from noticing how ridiculously many recognizable people are in it, I am dazzled by David Arquette & Courtney Cox's sparkling chemistry. I really adore them (just because they've now been married for a Hollywood-long time? YES, THAT IS A LARGE PART OF IT).

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dollsome
Aug. 15th, 2008 04:29 am (UTC)
I am totally reading this right now! YAY, BOOK TWINS. :D
rainbowstevie
Aug. 16th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
BOOK TWINS, WOO! \o/
eleigh
Aug. 15th, 2008 11:32 am (UTC)
I am not seeing the difference between Charlotte and Charlotte. But if you look at Charlotte enough it starts to not feel like a real word.
rainbowstevie
Aug. 16th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
I am confused by your confusion...Charlotte is the mother; Ellen is the daughter, and I'm 99% sure I didn't include any typos in my post.

Drat it. Now "Charlotte" has ceased to be a real word, and will probably not regain its real-word status in my head until sometime tomorrow.
eleigh
Aug. 16th, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
Oh. I misread. That's what I get for reading at 7:30 (aka way to fucking early) in the morning. I thought you meant you read Charlotte's name as something else that looked like Charlotte but wasn't quite.
aries11
Aug. 15th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
That sounds like an interesting book.

In other random scary movie trivia, the other day I watched I Still Know What You Did Last Summer for the first time, and I didn't know Jack Black was in it! It must have been one of the very first things he ever did.
rainbowstevie
Aug. 16th, 2008 02:13 am (UTC)
I've never watched that movie, but yeah, it's weird how you don't remember the early stuff famous actors were in.
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