Sunday, January 20, 2008

Finished reading...

...Northanger Abbey this afternoon. I read most of it online but we finally got a copy of it from the library on Thursday so I finished it with the actual book in hand. I have to say, though, that I am kind of enjoying reading online and being able to quickly make notes in a notepad document while doing so. I didn't bother to do notes for the last chapters that I read with book in hand.

DD once again only got about half way through the book. I'm disappointed by that. She started out so well, but she fizzled. I was not pleased, though part of me could sort of understand.

I have mixed feeling about this book. I had trouble getting into it and there was something about it that took away from the story, at least for me. Throughout the book at different times Austen actually talks to the reader as an author. I found these interruptions in the story frustrating.

I am looking forward to watching the movie tonight on Masterpeice Theatre. Once again I wish DD had read the whole thing so we could better discuss the differences between the book and the movie.

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