Hello, everyone! Welcome to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. Every week we highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.
This week I chose a passage from a book that I'm reading for the funny books themed read. The novel is The Diary of a Provincial Lady (1930) and it's exactly that, the diary of a lady who lives in the country.
December 10 -- Robert, this morning, complains of insufficient breakfast. Cannot feel that porridge, scrambled eggs, toast, marmalade, scones, brown bread, and coffee give adequate grounds for this, but I admit that porridge is slightly burnt. How impossible ever to encounter burnt porridge without recollections of Jane Eyre at Lowood School, say I parenthetically! This literary allusion not a success. Robert suggests ringing for Cook, and have greatest difficulty in persuading him that this course utterly disastrous.
The whole novel is filled with scenes like the above.
Have you read The Diary of a Provincial Lady? What do you think of this passage?