I finished Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, which was a wonderful reminder of why it's my second favorite Jane Austen book. Now I just have one more book, my favorite, Pride and Prejudice, to read before Jan. 1st to accomplish my Everything Austen Challenge! It's been great fun.
Sense and Sensibility is a wonderful story of two sisters who are quite opposite in their temperament. Elinor, the oldest, is very sensible, which is a good thing, because her younger sister Marianne and their mother are much too emotional, with sensibilities too strong, for their own good.
The two sisters fall in love, Marianne without any restraint, and Elinor with much self-control, and both affairs of the heart end rather badly, or at least seem to. I watched the movie version written by Emma Thompson, with Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant as soon as I finished it. I love that movie, but the newest one, that just came out last year, I think, is also extremely good and has a more perfect actor for the part of Willoughby, the roguish but very endearing blackguard who breaks Marianne's heart.
So, you can see I'm still as much into this challenge as I was at the very beginning! I'm a Jane Austen fanatic, what can I say?