I read Persuasion. Yay! Only two more books to go before I accomplish my goal for the Everything Austen Challenge!
Persuasion is one of my favorite Jane Austen books. It's actually a pretty quick and easy read, and it's such a sweet story. I believe Captain Wentworth is one of my favorite heroes because he's so real. He's hurt by Anne Elliot's early rejection of him, so he takes it out on her by ignoring her and flirting with her cousins. But he can't be mean to her, and he ends up getting caught in his own trap.
If you haven't read Persuasion, it's one of JA's shortest and best books. I decided to re-watch the movie version with Ciaran Hinds as Captain Wentworth last night after I finished the book. It was great. When I read the book, I was thinking of Ciaran Hinds as the hero, because he seems to fit him so well. I think he's the only one of JA's heroes who really likes to talk, and he expresses himself well. I guess that's another reason why I like him so much.
Now I only have to read Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility before Jan. 1st. They have always been my favorites, so I know I can do it. How is everybody else doing?