If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I'm an avid reader. Over on the right side of this blog, you can see what I'm currently reading and what I have already read, along with my rating. Click it, and it should take you to Goodreads.com, where my book list is. It doesn't include ALL the books I've read -- just the ones I can remember.
One thing I've discovered -- I must be the only person in the world who doesn't like Jane Austen. In fact, I can hear the gasps from here. Seriously, people, I've tried. I picked up "Pride and Prejudice" I don't know HOW many times, figuring maybe I'd tried to read it at the wrong time. Sometimes if I've been stuck on a certain genre, like crime/mysteries, tackling a classic won't work. But when it comes to dear Jane, nothing has worked. Nothing. Not. One. Thing.
I feel the same way about "Jane Eyre". Granted, I did try to read that when I was ten. But I also was a very precocious ten who was reading way above her level. I've tried to read it now that I'm way older, but no no. No to "Wuthering Heights", too. (I can still hear you gasp, people. Stop it.)
Now, please understand, I read the classics. I do. I've read a couple of Dickens (love), "Jude the Obscure" (also liked),"The Jungle" (good but it made me quit meat), and two Ayn Rands. And "Atlas Shrugged" is certainly not a light read.
But Jane, she eludes me. And I have no idea why! So please, Dear Readers, please oh please, using kind words, tell me WHY I dislike that book so much? Because I really would like to invite her to tea.
I imagine she and Ayn Rand would have some interesting conversations.
When Lori isn't reading, she's making jewelry. You can see her work at www.lorianderson.net.