I do not think I responded immediately, for it took me a moment or two to fully digest these words of Miss Kenton. Moreover, as you might appreciate, their implications were such as to provoke a certain degree of sorrow within me. Indeed - why should I not admit it? - at that moment, my heart was breaking.
'But you care about his lordship. You care deeply, you just told me that. If you care about his lordship, shouldn't you be concerned? At least a little curious? The British Prime Minister and the German Ambassador are brought together for secret talks in the night and you're not even curious?'
'I would not say I am not curious, sir. However, it is not my position to display curiosity in such matters.'
This guy won't display one iota of emotion! It's maddening! But will he by the end? I can't wait to find out.
Bout of Books begins today and these are the three books I'm attempting to read/listen to/finish.
I started the audio version of The Remains of the Day earlier while I was getting ready to go out. It's something I've wanted to read for so long and I'm excited about.
I also started Love in the Time of Cholera last week, so I took a note of what page I started with today and will add it to my final tally.
Lastly, I've got The Wind-up Bird Chronicles, which I started on Saturday. I was originally thinking of picking short books for Bout of Books so I could get through as many as possible, but I then I thought, why not just keep a page count instead? Plus, The Remains of the Day is a short book and I've already read almost half of Love in the Time of Cholera, so I think I'll get through those two. It's just the Murakami that I think I might struggle with as it's 663 pages! I'll give it a try, anyway, and in the unlikely event that I finish all three books, I plan to start Hannah Kent's most recent book, The Good People.
The challenge today is to introduce myself in six words today, so here it is: I'm Holly, I'm Irish, I write.