Author: Jane Austen

Book Review: Emma by Jane Austen

Book Review: Emma by Jane Austen

I have a bit of a rocky relationship with classics. Basically, we rarely get along. Mostly it’s just because I was forced to read many classics in grade school and the simple act of being forced to go through books I was not ready to read and analyze made me despise reading. But, now that I love to read more than anything, I do want to explore more classics on my own time, which is why I suggested to my book club that we read 1 classic every few months. I still need that added pressure of a commitment to read a classic to actually […]

Posted May 12, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Book Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Book Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

This is probably my favorite “classic” that I’ve ever read. Jane Austen created an absolutely beautiful story. While reading it I could totally imagine ladies of the 19th century being enthralled with the romance – fangirls before fangirls existed. But that’s the thing: it’s a perfectly crafted love story. I’ve always, always adored love-hate relationships and this has got to be the most perfect one. You become totally engrossed in Elizabeth’s thoughts: at first Mr. Darcy is completely intolerable, but in the latter half of the story you start swooning at the mere mention of him. It’s just absolutely beautiful, and I honestly can’t say […]

Posted July 2, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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