Thursday, 7 April 2011

Lady Susan by Jane Austen

Has anyone else read this? I thought I'd read all her stuff, but I found this on one of the free ebook sites. It's short - could be read at on sitting - and really good.

I do love my kindle.

I've just started re-reading Robinson Crusoe, downloaded for free on my kindle. It was the first book I read that did not have pictures. I was only 8 at the time and I bought it from Boots for 7/6 - which was a lot of money for a little girl. One of the Oxford Classics series. They were wonderful books. Well made all hardback with a dust jacket. Why don't they make books like that any more?

Well I'm amazed at myself to think I read this at that age. I'm sure I couldn't have understood all the religious agonising he went through, but still a very good read.

3 comments:

  1. they can't afford to make fancy hardback books because people buy kindles and iPads!

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  2. Ah, but I have shelves full of books, and wonderful as my kindle is, I will never read it in the bath, and I will never be able to put flowers and leaves between its pages, or prop open a window, or read the dedication from an old friend. It isn't a book, and it will not replace my hudreds of books, but it does enable me to read old books that I might not buy. And in these days of closing libraries, that can only be a good thing.
    I still spend loads of money on books though.

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  3. Must be an enjoyable read Lady Susan by Jane Austen. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and original, this book is going in by "to read" list.

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