There's a while that Yvonne's msn nickname's always with "84, charing cross road". I was thinking, what the hell is that? Cuz I'm a person who easily forget about everything, that's why I've never asked. One day, in my college, the book was on the shelf calling me, I took it and paid. After I finished, I was totally estonished by the words. Not only repeating it more than one time, but I was so much impressed by the author Hanff. Whlie reading the book, sometimes I was laughing, sometimes was admiring, in the end of the book, I shed tears for I swallowed many great lines in. Though this book is only the collection of letters between a poor New York writer Hanff and a 2nd hand bookstore located at London 84, Charing cross road. But it seems to be easy for Hanff creating all of those interesting and scarcastic words. Although she's been very poor through all of her life and never get rich. But just take a look in the history of human being, all of the talented people, how many of them were rich and successful? Even though I love reading, but I'd never have her fast mind and elegant taste over books which means I'm too generous for ever single book and I read all of them without considering good or bad. A book lover such as me but greedy, compare with the really cool Hanff, I'm so much more lower in the level. The books which were chosen by Yvonne were always smart. I should follow more the steps of her and Hanff. And as for the elegance of British, the same way I shoud learn.
Last week on the television, luckily I saw the movie of Charing Cross. Hanff was played by the famous Mrs. Robinson from "The graduate". It's very well done. The only pity is one of my favorite part about the book talks about the process of cooking "Yorkshire pudding" was really not highly noted. But still it's good enough.
有一陣子 林姊的帳號是查令十字路84號 我心想 這是什麼鬼東西? 有於我是個健忘的人 所以完全不會過問 有一天 這本書在北藝大的書架上招喚我 我便拿起它結了帳 看完之後驚為天人 不僅反覆翻閱 更為作者漢芙女士的快人快語給懾服 我時而捧腹 時而佩服 書末 則熱淚盈眶 當真是妙語如珠滾落下肚 這本書 雖然只是紐約窮作家漢芙與倫敦位在查令十字路84號的二手書店的書信往來 然而漢芙信件中妙筆生花乃是信手拈來 雖然她ㄧ生窮困潦倒 從未富有 但歷史上有才氣的人 有幾個是在生前無往不利 富貴榮華呢? 我雖嗜讀叢書 卻沒有她那邊敏捷的思緒和高尚的品味 意指我的品味太氾濫以致任何書籍我都囫圇下肚 也捨不得將再也不看的書丟掉 我這樣貪心的愛書人 比之漢芙的瀟灑 真是自嘆弗如 林姊選書真聰明 我該多追隨林姊和漢芙的腳步 而英國佬的典雅品味 我也該沾沾
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