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and it's pitch black and icky out. We need the rain, though, so I am NOT complaining! This will help keep the ants outside where they belong, and the grass green, and the horses fat and happy.

I am on a Jane Austen kick...I must confess that I have *never* read any of her works...until yesterday. Just finished "Sense and Sensibility" (I had seen the movie, so wanted to start with something I was familiar with, just in case)....if I ignore the long, run-on, full of extraneous words sentances, it's enjoyable. Slightly fluffy, but hey - that's OK. Sometimes fluff is good - right now, it's about all my brain can handle. :grin: Hit Half Price Wednesday; bought "Sense and Sensibility", "Persuasion", "Mansfield Park", "Emma", "Pride and Prejudice" and 2 biographies (1 by her nephew). That ought to keep me busy for a week or so...

Elul began last night at sundown. It's a time of rejuvenation, repentance, and renewed focus on God. So.....that's what I'm doing. If I have offended you in any way over the past year, I'm sorry. I'm trying to forgive, myself - I'd like to come to RH with a clean conscience.
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Date:August 21st, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
Jane Austen was writing comedy of manners and gently poking fun at the "slightly fluffy", hyperfocused on inessentials society she lived in.
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Date:August 21st, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
I figured that out about halfway thru....I *love* the Regency period, and other Historical novels; these are great because they are "based" on reality as she knew it instead of the fluffy bodice-rippers out there.

Even though it's comedy and satire, it's still a fascinating look at the times...and I'm sorry I waited so long to dive in!
Date:August 21st, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
If you haven't seen it, "Becoming Jane" is a good movie. Fluffy, but also funny, or it was to me.
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