A Return to Jane

I don’t normally write about my personal likes and dislikes here, but I’m breaking that unwritten rule to tell you that my latest passion concerning the written word is for books, and as such, has me revisiting all things Jane Austen.

I know. Jane’s not for everyone. Many of you will let out an almost audible groan as you recall reading her back in the day, but let me remind you that reading Jane in high school is not the same as reading her now, when you can appreciate Jane’s writing and way of telling a story.

Jane Austen wrote six novels, which continue to captivate adult readers, if not younger ones, more than 200 years after her death. These titles include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, Emma, and Persuasion.

My goal is to read all of them … again. And I’m looking forward to something a little more cultured, something well written and poetic for a change.