Austen in August
I am super late in signing up for this! But better late than never, right?
Because I hardly know what is going on from one day to the next, I won't be super active in this. I am setting the bar low for myself--read one Jane Austen novel. That was my goal for last year and I was able to meet it.
This year I plan on reading Sense and Sensibility. It seems to be a favorite of a lot of people. I hear a lot of comparisons between it and Pride and Prejudice, which is the only other Austen novel I've read. I am going to try to not let this get in the way of my reading experience. I think that preconceived notions have gotten in the way of a lot of my experiences with reading the classics.
I am excited about reading this novel. I want to enjoy it. I want to find out why so many people like this novel. I want to be transported to a simpler time and be swept away by the romance and passion that Austen writes about.
Last year I positively flew through Pride and Prejudice. I hope to have similar success. Though I have not read the first half of Sense and Sensibility 84,000 times, so I probably won't read it quite as quickly.
Anyway, wish me luck!