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    Quote Originally Posted by Lotuslander
    Finished Pride and Predjudice, a most civil book for those of discernment. Pray, sister should I try Emma next or Sense and Sensibility?
    I'm probably too late to advise you here, but .... read them both. And then Northanger Abbey. The only Austen book I don't much like is Persuasion.
    And for you fellow Austen nerds, I got to visit Bath this week. They have a Jane Austen museum, and a costume museum in the assembly rooms. And the Pump Room is actually above the remains of ancient Roman baths, which I think had not been rediscovered in Austen's time.
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    Any Stephen Coonts fans out there? I haven't read any of his books and I am wondering which should I read.

    I am also anxiously awaiting Tom Clancy's next paperback "Teeth Of The Tiger". It is out July 26th.

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    I just finished Alias Grace, it was interesting, but slightly depressing, thank god I wasn't born poor and female 120years ago.

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    I just finished "The diary of a mad bride" by Laura Wolf. She's hilarious.
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    I finished The Perks of Being a Wallflower a few days ago. That was one of those books that was so good that I was almost sad that it had to end. Definitely the best book I've read this summer. I'm now starting The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and after that I have to read Pride and Prejudice for my English class. I'm really scared to start P&P because I'm afraid it's going to be one of those English written books with language that makes no sense to me. How difficult is it to comprehend?
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    Katelyn, Pride and Prejudice isn't too hard to comprehend (I don't think -- I first read it in 8th grade and loved it) but there are phrases and words used that you might not catch the meanings of. You'll still get the gist, though, I think. I rarely would recommend watching the movie version of a book, but A&E did a great, practically verbatim film of Pride and Prejudice a few years ago -- it should be at your Blockbuster or your library. (plus it has Colin Firth in it. ). You should still read the book, but watching the movie might help you get a feel for it. I think Austen is like Shakespeare, in that you "get it" better when you see it performed.
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    Yes, Lucy, I agree, watching the mini-series helps. I did notice that some thing are stated in reverse, like, " i'm sure you can not find it unacceptable to you' and some words are used in a way I wasn't familiar with, condescension,rather than meaning patronizing, seems to mean agreeable. Felicity is everywhere, as is civility. But it's much easier to understand than Shakespeare, and after a chapter or so you get used to the lingo. If you need help for your school paper, just go to The Republic of Pemberley, they've analyzed the books to death.

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    Thanks guys I work at the library so finding the video shouldn't be too hard. Thankfully all I have to do this summer is read it and take notes.
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    *faints* That video is 5 hours long. I have a short attention span with movies so I might have to just tough it out with the book.
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    The "Pride and Prejudice" video is great! It's a good companion to the book.

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