This is actually the third or fourth time I’ve tried to read Pride and Prejudice; all the other times I got bored and DNF’d it somewhere early on. The problem is that it’s SO slow! And it’s all about manners and society and people who I find really annoying, and I guess I had to really be in the right mood to read P&P and that mood hadn’t happened until now.
I find myself really liking Elizabeth, and Darcy himself is kind of fascinating. I love how he’s considered a classic romance hero while not what you’d typically think of as a “romance hero.” He’s such a dill weed! Very rare, dill weed heroes. He’s basically an anti-hero at this stage of the book (I’m about 44% into it) and I’m hoping he gets at least a little better by the end.
Right now I’m most in shock about Charlotte marrying the horrible Mr. Collins, though I understand her reasons why (and I like that she was so forthright about why she wanted to marry him). He just seems like such an uptight prig!
Sidenote: Can you believe I’ve never seen any of the movie or TV show adaptations for P&P before? Not even the Colin Firth one which everyone loves. I’ve just never had an interest in them before. My friend Alison has told me to watch the Lizzie Bennett Diaries, though, and I’m reasonably sure I will since I’m enjoying the book so much now.
(Also, I totally just realized I can count this in the summer reading challenge! Double yay!)
What book are you reading this weekend? And have you ever gone back to finish a book you’d previously abandoned?