I should be packing, but instead I’m wasting time worrying about what book I’m going to read next. I finished Persuasion, which took me way too long, even though it’s so short, compared to Jane’s other books… compare it to Emma, for instance! Lordy. I have to say, Persuasion may be my favorite so far. I can’t pin it down. There was something so sad about Anne Elliott. Poor thing. No one but Lady Russell truly cared about her, she had lost out on the love of her life, etc. Ugh, and Captain Wentworth’s letter almost made me cry.
“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.”
I don’t think I’ll ever forget those lines. And now I wonder if Wentworth Miller was named after the literary character. I like Wentworth Miller. But I digress. And never mind, I just googled him and found out he’s Wentworth III, and they were indeed named after Captain Wentworth. Interesting.
So now I have Northanger Abbey left to go. I also finished the entire Sookie Stackhouse series, and am anxiously awaiting the next book, which comes out in May. And I’ve actually started the whole series all over again. Yes, I’m crazy. Then there are all the other classics I’ve never read, which includes Wuthering Heights – next on my list. Ugh, decisions, decisions.