I’ve wanted to read Pride and Prejudice for ages, I admit, mainly to see what all the fuss is about. It was ok, but I preferred Jane Eyre :)
Now what’s all this about a film adaptation involving men in wet shirts?? Think I missed that chapter o_O 7 months ago
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(1) Someone kindly gave me a copy of the book…
(2) I set a challenge goal to get my taxes paid, and a day to concentrate on gathering the tax information…
(3) Instead of doing #2, I read “Pride and Prejudice”.
I think it’s a good example of Structured Procrastination. Maybe I can find an even more odious challenge goal than paying my taxes, and then I’ll get that done, too.
Although maybe not. Reading Pride and Prejudice was not at all odious. I’ve seen several versions of it – both movies and tv – and so I knew the story fairly well. 2 years ago
I thought this would finish quicker than it did. I listened to it on my commutes to work, but this month DW needed the car more than usual, and I listened only a couple of times a week. I finally finished listening to the book on my PC while working at home.
I really didn’t care for the book that much. All these people did was sit around and talked. It was rather boring.
I did like the lady who read the book, Josephine Bailey. She had a different voice for each character and that made following the dialogue – without the benefit of quotation marks, easy to follow.
I don’t plan on reading or listening to anymore Jane Austin. 2 years ago
never know what it’s like to fight in the trenches of World War I. The churches in Canada are filled with plaques of all the men who died in the Great War. Three of those men, if they had survived, would have married my great Aunts, and I would have called them Uncle. I can, however, experience the last book that many of them read. Pride and Prejudice was the most read book in the trenches during World War I. I will never know what it was like in the trenches in Europe, but I can share this experience with these brave men. For many of them this was the last book they ever read. Pride and Prejudice – a manly book. 2 years ago
Pride and prejudice is probably on every “books you must read before you die”, “top 100 books of all time” etc. lists. I have started and am half way through, however I feel I am not reading it for what it is, and because I have seen the BBC adaptation mini series I am reading the book with that in mind. Oh well, at least I can cross it off my list as having read it and it’s still enjoyable. 2 years ago
k, i dont have the book YET but im sure the librsry in my town has it. i heard its a really good book. i also heard from one of my teachers that we’ll have to read it in highschool. BTW, im in 6th grade. im 11. almost 12. i know your probably thinking,”uuuh, an 11 able to read pride and prejudice?” well actually, i have a 10th grade reading level. i am NOT a gekkk tho. no way, never have been a geek never will be a geek. anywayz, ill write another entry when i get the book and read this first chapter. ill right an entry every time i read a chapter. unless it has like 50 chapters, then i wont right so much. 3 years ago
Im finding it slightly hard to follow but i am determined to finish it. Even if i have to re-read parts of it to fully understand it i am definitly going to read it. I have been studying old english to help me read it. Ive got to chapter 4. :) 4 years ago
Takes a little bit of concentration but you get the flow of it soon and it’ll come much easier. 4 years ago
I’m also reading Doomsday Book, too, and I don’t have a lot of reading time lately. Busy at work. But, I’ve begun! 4 years ago
I finally! brought the book home from the store last night. Now to find reading time! 4 years ago