Thursday, January 13, 2005


Last weekend, there was nothing on tv, so I went to my bookshelf and tried to find something to read. I was thinking about Jane Austin, but I've read all her stuff and I was looking for something new. But nothing was jumping out at me so I picked up a collection of Jane Austin and found Persuasion. I couldn't remember what it was about, so I started reading. I didn't remember reading it at all. I know that I've read them all, because I particularly remember being so disappointed that there weren't anymore. I'm wondering if I've gotten to the age where my memory is a whole lot shadier, so that I can read all my old standbys over again as new. BTW Persuasion was a great book, though I did go back and forth being thrilled with the language and intricate paragraphs and being bothered by how tedious one sentence could be to get through when I wanted to know what happened next, right now. It's hard to read, but so worth it in the end. Not quite as good as Pride and Prejudice, but close.

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