30 Day Book Meme – Day 6

Day 01 – The best book you read last year
Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than three times
Day 03 – Your favorite series
Day 04 – Favorite book of your favorite series
Day 05 – A book that makes you happy                                                                                          Day 06 – A book that makes you sadPride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I thought I’d love this novel since Austen is loved world-wide and TV and movie adaptations of her novels even get Academy Awards nominations. However, I thought the story was rather boring and it made me sad that the characters first, hated each other so much without actually having talked for more than five minutes and, then, ended up together without having talked more than five minutes!!

I know many of you out there love Pride and Prejudice but, for me (I love talking things) and despite I take into account the historical context, it is a novel that makes me sad rather than a love novel. It also makes me sad that these behaviours are perpetuated by nowadays youths.



  • Risa

    WoW! This is a completely unexpected answer! Personally, I don’t see it as the greatest love story. For me Pride and Prejudice is such a practical account of two young people who dislike each other on sight mainly because one is full of prejudice and the other is full of pride. The rest of the novel is all about how they get over their respective faults. And while I’m still very skeptical about the actual reason for Elizabeth’s feelings finally thawing for Mr Darcy, I still enjoy this novel so much! Austen was such a wonderfully, skillful, witty writer…and I wouldn’t really term her novels as romances. She is such a realist!

    • Elena

      Hi, Risa! Everyone expects me to like Austen and I just don’t although I really wanted to… I think I love darker and even more philosophical things (I love Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams) and I’m not sure Austen’s witty is the kind of witty I like!

      And I don’t understand their reasons either…

  • John

    I have a friend who is just plain nuts about Pride and Prejudice. She goes to yearly conventions with others the way other people might go to a Star Trek convention. In all other respects, she is a person of excellent judgment and a person of moderation. I read Pride and Prejudice a second time just to try to get her obsession with it. It was better the second time I read it, but I can’t say I loved it. I prefer Bridget Jones’ Diary to it.

    • Elena

      Hi, John, thanks for visiting!! I’m sure your friend is a great person, I really like passionate people (as long as they don’t interfere with others).

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