I read two books last month. I'm not sure how, but there it is.
The first was E.M. Forster's A Room With a View. The film version is my favorite movie of all time, and I loved Howards End, so it was high time. Room did not disappoint. Even though I had seen the movie first, the adaptation was so close to the novel that it was a positive thing, giving me wonderful actors as the faces of all the characters in my mind. I delight in Forster's writing. He is incredibly perceptive, and funny. I am eager to read the rest of his novels.
Next, I finally got into Jane Austen's Emma. It was my third or fourth start. For some reason, it took me a bit of effort to get past the first few chapters. Probably not Austen's fault! Once into the novel, I really hated to put it down. Yet it seems I had to read it a chapter at a time, sometimes just one a day. I liked it so much! I liked the heroine quite a bit, loved her inner dialogue, her flaws, her self-rationalization. Such wonderful writing!
I've got Northinger Abby and Persuasion ahead of me, then I will have been through all of Austen's novels. A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Last summer I was so into it, I had planned to dress as Miss Austen for Halloween. But I didn't get my costume sewn (busy as I was sewing a puppy suit, ears, gloves, and shoes covers for a certain daughter of mine!). Better start now. Oh yeah, I have another sewing project I need to get done first. Before tomorrow. Stay tuned...
P.S. Check out Turn the Page ... Tuesday to see what the other gals have been reading!