Melissa at Proffitt.com
Fri Mar 23 03:39:07 EST 2001
On Fri, 23 Mar 2001 14:51:32 +1000, Emma Comerford wrote:
>Hi, I'm also new to the list, although I've been belatedly reading digests
>for a while.
Welcome to the list!
>I think another sign of literature abuse is when you find yourself talking
>and thinking in the style of a book you've been reading - even if it's old
>English or includes adjectives unique to the novel. It causes strange
>looks...maybe not as many as "she said" though!
I notice myself doing this all the time...like now with John Crowley, and
especially Jane Austen. Usually I manage to keep my mouth shut. :)
Confined to the space inside my skull, it does no real damage. I think.
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