Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Project: Jane Austen book club . Persuasion

I just got home from the second meeting of my local Jane Austen book club. Because of work, I got there late and missed a good bit of the discussion. I had to confess that I hadn't actually finished the book. The first five chapters were just so hard to get into and I was just so tired that it never happened. By the time I figured out who was who and what was going on, it was too late to finish. Most of the group felt the same way (although it seems they had all read the book and many had watched the movie).

I didn't say much but I really enjoyed the conversation. At one point a couple of the ladies started going on about Dancing with the Stars and some astronaut who's had some work done and his wife, "now she's had some facelifts." Also, "that Kate."

Next up, Sense and Sensibility. I'm not sure I've read that one so I'm excited about it.

The photo is from kellynch.com, a website devoted to the setting for Persuasion.