Wednesday, March 31, 2010

One of the Things I Love

Picking up a novel after spending a few weeks on non-fiction. It's the best. Northanger Abbey was my latest novel read, and it took me about 5 days even though I was busy because I couldn't put it down! After reading non fiction you 'forget' how engrossing novels are - non-fiction just doesn't read like that, interesting though it may be.
Long story short: if it's been a while, pick up a novel and give yourself a slab of time to read because it's better than tv.
Also, read Northanger Abbey - it's really amusing and a lovely story. Despite Henry Tilney being paid out in the paper a while ago I liked his character, and for once an Austen heroine had a living, likeable, pretty strong mother. Only S&S lives up to that. It's also quite an easy read compared to the others, from memory, but maybe I'm just used to the language now....
Anyway, that's the overflow of my mind at the moment. Novels and Austen. Hope you enjoyed.


me said...

I did :)
first day on my blog... well new one, haven't blogged properly in years, and was 'blog surfing' & stumbled on to your blog..
yea, it has been a while since I curled up with a book, thank you for that suggestion - any specific book recommendations?

p.s : I agree on the 'concise' business! :)

alyssa said...

Specific book recommendations...that's a tough one. So throwing a glance at my book shelf right now I'll suggest: Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope, any Terry Pratchett novels you can find, but specifically Nation, Austen's Northanger Abbey as well as Pride and Prejudice. Oh and have you heard of Mary-Ann Shaffer's The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel society? That one's a cracker. They're my picks.