Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Word of the Week: Erudition and Weekly 100 Words

Here are my 100 words from The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson p63:

          "There were rules about courtship. Although no one set them down on paper, every young woman knew them and knew instantly when they were being broken. Holmes broke them all--and with such forthright lack of shame that it became clear to Myrta that the rules must be different in Chicago. At first it frightened her, but she found quickly that she liked the heat and risk. When Holmes asked her to be his wife, she accepted immediately. They married on January 28, 1887.
         Holmes neglected to tell Myrta that he already had a wife, Clara Lovering, the original Mrs. Herman Webster Mudgett...."
This meme is hosted by Ruthi at Ruthi Reads!  The object is simple:  share exactly 100 words from the book you are currently reading, and no spoilers!  Be sure to include your book's title, author, and page number in your post.  Head over to Ruthi's site and add your link to your book!  Happy Reading!


  1. I just have to say that I really liked this book when I read it (when it first came out) and really like Larson's work in general. I hope you're enjoying it!

  2. I've not read "The Devil in the White City" but your 100 word share sure has me inclined to do so!

    I absolutely love your word of the week and the quote to exemplify its usage.

  3. llevinso, i am sooo enjoying it! :D
    ruthi, thanks and yes, read it! :D



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