So, I finished Pride and Prejudice. I hadn’t read it in at least ten years so I was really happy that I decided to read it again. I was surprised, actually, at how accurate the BBC movie version of the book was. Anyway, five stars.
In other reading news, I’m 3/4 of the way the Henry VIII and really loving it. We’re now up to wife number four: Anne of Cleves. It’s a really informative and fascinating story when you think about it. Someone getting married six times NOW seems like a lot (unless you’re famous or Mormon or the Shah of Iran), but in the 1500′s it was downright unthinkable. So far the wife tally goes: Katherine of Aragon (divorced), Anne Boleyn (executed for treason), Jane Seymour (died shortly after the birth of her first child from complications), Anne of Cleves (not sure how he gets rid of this one yet). The man is just so annoying and disgusting at times you just want to throw the book across the room. (Which I’ve only ever done to one other novel because I don’t like to hurt my books) Anyway, I’ll let you know how it turns out.
Now I’ve decided to join the OUP World’s Classics Book Club and will be reading Tess of the D’Urbervilles by June 28th. I can’t promise that I won’t be reading other books in between or at the same time but I will set this goal for myself. Wish me luck.