29 August, 2011

Jane Austen


Full disclosure: I've never read Jane Austen before.

When I told my sister-in-law this she commented that she felt like she didn't know me anymore.

I've always been totally honest in this space, so I thought I better make the confession to all of you. And yesterday I went out and bought all the books (on sale!). It will take me a long time to get through them at my current pace of about 5 pages before my eyelids close at night. Besides, I can't take away from my quilty time...

20 comments:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Five pages a night times 300 nights is 1500 pages a year with time off for good behavior.

Sounds perfect. Happy reading, Cheryl, reading rocks my world and has since i learned at four.

Jenny said...

oooh which will you start with? i like some more than others...pride and prejudice is my favorite.

Lesly said...

This post made me laugh out loud. Recommend starting with anything BESIDES Northanger Abbey or Mansfield Park. I think these are good but the others have a better chance of making you a rabid fan of JE.

rderrett said...

I seriously struggle with Austen despite everyone around me declaring their unfailing love or her writing.

I got Emma as a set book for an English exam and there was a bet in the English department about whether I would finish it before the exams took place. I did but only because I got the study notes and worked from them. That was 25 years ago and the only Austen I've touched since was Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. The addition of zombies made it highly readable!

My Sweet Prairie said...

lol - I'm the same way. no time to read because I'm always creating. If I do read, it's about quilts. lol
~Monika in Saskatoon

LOTJE said...

You can always switch to the movies :) or just to this funny quilt related page
http://www.jasa.net.au/quiltclark.htm

Francis Paul said...

if you have read them all you can reaally finish it with Mr. Darcy's Diary: http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Mr-Darcys-Diary-Amanda-Grange/9781402208768

Amy said...

Austen is one of my all-time favorite authors. I've read Pride and Prejudice too many times to remember. And Francis is right -- if you like it, once you finish all of these there is a ton of fun and frivolous Austen fan fiction to read. I personally thought Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was hilarious, but didn't enjoy Sense and Sensibility and Seamonsters as much. Have fun reading!!!

Suzanne said...

Enjoy those reading moments.

Shelly said...

OK, I must confess that I haven't either. And the reason I don't read anymore is because I can't take away from my quilty time. Are the ones shown in your pic all of them? I may need to do this same thing. I'll be checking at the local library tomorrow.

M-R said...

Pride and Prejudice is one of my all-time favorites. I'd start with that one and find the BBC production with Colin Firth If you need a bit of inspiration. ;)

Corynne said...

I haven't either and I am an Eglish teacher!! Shame on me I know but I tried once and just couldn't get into it. Maybe I will try again some day - when I am done with my Lisa Kleypas and Janet Evonovich!

Needle little Balance said...

I read my first Jane Austen books last year because I wanted sth to read while on vacation. The book-seller gave me a strange look when I told her I needed sth easy- reading for the beach and picked her books. I read "Pride and prejudice", "Emma" and was hooked. Lately I read "Sense and sensibility" which was OK and started "Northanger Abby" yesterday and love it already. (I have to confess that I read them in german for the easy-reading aspect) I always think that this woman lived more than 200years back (!!) and I ♥ all her witty and bitchy comments hidden in between.

Alisa said...

I haven't either and I have to read Pride and Prejudice for my next book club meeting. :-)

Jackie Russell said...

GASP!! I can't belive you haven't read these books. Did you see some of the movies? I never tire of Pride & Prejudice or Sense & Sensiblity.

The Tulip Patch said...

I love Jane Austen. Pride&Prejudice and Persuasion are my absolute favorites. According to one of those ancestry websites I was Jane Austen's 6th cousin twice removed or something. Probably untrue, but I am claiming her!

Karen said...

think books on tape or CD, you can listen to the books from your local library. Our friends order them on the web, and the library emails or calls them when the books arrive.
Some of our quilting gals are listening to two or three books a week.

Allison said...

hehe, I've never read any Jane Austin, either.

Samantha said...

me, neither... and yet I've survived this long...

Sheila said...

I just started Sense and Sensiblity and I have to say I am loving it but it will take me a while to finish at the rate I am going :-)