Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Jane Austen. Spare me, please!

Last year I read Jane Austen's Mansfield Park.

While I enjoyed it, I found that I actually was kinda bored with it.

The daily lives of the characters & their conversations seemed so pointless & very nearly bored me to tears.

.............Fast forward to this year..........

Within the past month, I decided to start reading Pride & Prejudice.

Second verse.  Same as the first!

Oh, my lands!!!!


It seems that all these characters talk about are parties & dresses & getting married.

I am not getting depth of character from these peeps!

No one is more surprised than I by my summation of Austen's P&P.

I loved the BBC version of the novel, & I was really looking forward to reading it.

BUT, there is just no amount of hot tea & scones that will get me to be able to finish this book.

I am so sad & disappointed!

Boo hoo, Jane-y poo!

Jane Austen fans - speak up! 

What am I missing?

I'm sure I'm the only woman alive who doesn't care for Jane Austen's books.  :(

1 comment:

  1. I love the Bronte sisters more myself LOL ....It's a bit darker.
    I think you really can't look at her books with today's sensibilities, you have to get swept up in the time .... Although as a single woman, maybe I can still relate to parties and marriage talk a bit more LOL