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Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

25 June 2013

Sense and Sensibility

Source: Goodreads.
Somehow, I never read a Jane Austen in high school. The way people talked about them always gave me the impression they were dry and boring, and truthfully I was too busy rereading the Little House series for the 2865th time to notice that there were other books I could be reading.

Rereading is a joy, but it has really cramped my style without me even knowing it.

Anyway! So I've finally become acquainted with Ms. Austen, first with Pride and Prejudice (naturally!) and now it's Sense and Sensibility. And, I love it. Early though this book may have been for Ms. Austen, she obviously used her gifts well--the writing is lovely and the characters are so vivid that I was burning along wanting Elinor to forget social convention and tell them all where they could get off.

Seriously, didn't rich people in the 1800s have anything better to do than sit around and gossip? And be snidely horrible to each other? I mean, obviously we still do that now, but at least it's interrupted from time to time with things like work.

I loved it and am looking forward to reading all the rest of the things that Jane Austen wrote.

2 comments:

J E Oneil said...

I bet you'll have a lot of fun with them :)

Su Wilcox said...

That is my current plan!