Thursday, September 8, 2011

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

We picked Northanger Abbey for book club this month mainly because we couldn't think of anything else and it sounded very book clubby to read an Austen novel.  I expected to slog through heavy Austen language and be slightly entertained by a semi-predictable love story.  I did not expect to find that Jane had such a sense of humor!  I literally laughed out loud in certain parts and made Brian listen while I read the particular paragraph to him.  In Northanger Abbey, our heroine is the slightly naive Catherine, who has read one too many gothic novels for her own good.  She goes to Bathe for the season meeting new friends and potential suitors.  Complications and misconceptions ensue.  I highly recommend this one - it was entertaining and you can pat yourself on the back for reading a classic!  Win/win, people.

Read: August 2011

1 comment:

~The Neaves Nest~ said...

Guilty... Ive only read about 20-30 pages. The diction and old timey feel has made it hard for me to get through. Maybe I need to try again. I feel like I'm
Just reading this one much slower than normal.