Sunday, August 24, 2014
Still Lost in Austen
I just finished reading Sense and Sensibility this afternoon and am looking forward to reading Emma, next. A couple of years ago, when I first resolved to read all of Jane Austen’s novels, I started on my eReader with free downloads and read three on that device. Then I happened upon the complete collection (six volumes) in hardback (in unread, nearly pristine condition) on eBay for $25.00! What a find! I had to add them to my library. Although the digital reading devices have their own charm and advantages, I think I may actually prefer holding a real book in my hands, feeling the paper as I turn the pages (downright heretical these days, I quess). It just takes me back to the joy of reading as a child. I was wondering what everyone else thinks.