Monday, June 12, 2006

SRC update: finally, a goal accomplished

Well, "Sense and Sensibility" is done. Finally

I can't say that I enjoyed this book, which surprised me because I love Jane Austen's work. I mean, one of my favorite books is "Pride and Prejudice" ("Persuasion" was a close second), I've enjoyed all of the other ones immensely...I just don't know what it was. Maybe I didn't enjoy it as much because it was more "mental" than "verbal"? (Did that make sense?) Or it could be that I had such a built up hope for this book that I just set myself up for disappointment.

Either way, it'd done. And as a reward, I put the movie version (with Emma Thompson) on hold at the library.

In such a good mood that I'd finished, and because it was so sunny here on Sunday, I started book 2, "Wives and Daughters". I'm only four or five chapters in, but I'm enjoying this one so much more. I'm hoping to get a good chunk of it done tonight, it is a rather large book, but it reads so fast that I'm hoping the length won't be a problem.

(That's really all the news I least for now. I mean, I am WOEFULLY behind on my readings. The stacks and stacks of library books I have are going unread...and in some cases I'm getting fined for them. I renew them, but then they get due again. Vicious cycle. And I haven't done more than read the back cover of the book Stefanie sent me for winning. (I'm so sorry Stefanie, but I WILL start it this week. I WILL.) Stupid real life...why's it always having to get in my reading way?)


sassymonkey said...

Wow! It's letting me post a comment! Yay!

I *will* finish the Moonstone today. I'm determined. Even if I have to stay up until 1am it's getting finished. I'm behind with my SRC. I don't like being behind.

And I'm trying really, really hard not to think about my library books. I've already made a bunch of items on my request list inactive.

danielle said...

Maybe it was timing with S&S. There is nothing worse than not being in the mood for a book and forcing yourself to read it--I think it really makes you dislike it. But then again I totally understand wanting to "just get it finished" so you can stop thinking about it too! :) I am trying to read some of my library books as I go, and I was able to renew a bunch of them. I have one interlibrary loan book where the lending institution only gave two weeks for loan time!! Needless to say I am reading that one now--it got to jump to the front of the line! By the way I want to read Wives and Daughters someday, too!

Stefanie said...

Don't feel pressured into to reading the book. Get to it when the time is right. It is meant to be enjoyed :)