Thursday, May 24, 2012

Classics & Cocktails: A Room With a View

I am almost finished reading A Room With a View by E.M. Forster, the May pick for my 12 in 2012 classics challenge.

There are a couple of chapters left. I put it down because I'm a little worried. This is my first time to read Forster. Is he going to break my heart?

I am suddenly very invested. Lucy Honeychurch has to end up with George. If she doesn't, I am going to be terribly sad. I need them to end up together. I need love to win in the end. I hope desperately that this is not one of those classics that is a classic because the ending is horribly sad. I want a happy ending.

I need a happy ending.

And not the Jennifer Love Hewitt kind.

I'm not sure how much I believe in love and romance and all that baloney. Hmm, I guess referring to it as baloney gives some indication as to where my current belief stands.

But I can temporarily set aside my sorry, cynical worldview for a novel.

Here's how I've been picturing George, just because I can:
Lest you begin to question my loyalty to my pretend boyfriend, just know that George Clooney is way too old to be Lucy's George. But, what the hell, here's a photo of my George, too:

I finished the book.

Spoiler alert:
I was very happy with the ending.
I might have gotten a little teary-eyed.
But I haven't dusted in awhile and I have allergies.
It's not at all because I'm not still cynical and jaded and bitter.

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