Last year I embraced Mansfield Park for Austen in August.
And previously I have written about my love for Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice.
So where to this year?
I've decided it's time to revisit Sense and Sensibility.
Even though I consider Elinor to be a kindred spirit, the story of Sense and Sensibility, itself, has been a less satisfying experience for me.
Until, the movie starring Emma Thompson & Hugh Grant, that is.
Once I got over the incongruity of the 30 something Emma Thompson playing the role of 19 yr old Elinor, I thoroughly enjoyed her screenplay interpretation.
I have watched the movie several times since, but I have never revisited the book. I thought this event was a fine opportunity to explore the differences, the similarities and the various re-interpretations that exist between the book and this particular movie.
If I have time, I would also like to read Joanna Trollope's recent reworking of Sense and Sensibility.
What will you be reading this month?
Until then, I leave you with Edward Ferrars,
“I never wish to offend, but I am so foolishly shy, that I often seem negligent,
when I am only kept back by my natural awkwardness."