Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Opening Sentence of the Day: Girl From the South



Gillon lay in bed with her eyes closed.

-- Girl From the South by Joanna Trollope.

I only reacently started reading Trollope's books and am hooked. This one is particularly interesting because it is split between London and Charleston, South Carolina.

My one, idiosyncratic, gripe is the main character's name -- Gillon.  She is named after a famous street in Charleston. My problem is that I am listening to the audiobook and my name is Gilion (with a hard G and rhymes with "million"). Her name sounds like a very common and, to my ear, unattractive mispronunciation of my own name, causing a tiny, involuntary wince every time I hear it.


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