Tuesday, September 7, 2010

So Caught Up

After a long hiatus, I am back and ready to work on my neglected book blog before it puts itself up for an adoption. Even though I am putting off blogging, that doesn't mean that I've stopped reading. For the past few months, I have managed to (re)read Charles Dicken's Great Expectations, Diane Setterfield's Thirteenth Tale, several (and might I add, amazingly well-written) books (in Chinese translation) by an up and coming young Japanese writer called Nanae Aoyama, as well as a few other not-so-impressive books that are not worth mentioning.

At this moment, I am on a Jane Austen high. I have had so much Jane Austen that I don't want to go to work I just want to take long walks by the shruberries in the morning and dress up to go to a ball where I can meet handsome young gentlemen in the evening! Oh, the good ol' days! Having finished three of her books Emma, Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, I am now on my way to untangle the messy love affairs at Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.

Right now, I am somewhere at Mansfield Park. There is a ball tomorrow night, and it will be the first one that Fanny Price has ever been to. Who would her sweet little heart finally go out to? Her kind cousin Edmund Betram? Or playboy Henry Crawford?

No, don't tell me.