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Second Time Around…And Third, Fourth, Fifth…Many Times…

WordPress daily prompt: Tell us about a book you can read again and again without getting bored — what is it that speaks to you?

PridePrejudice423x630Without a doubt Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is the book that I turn to often. I don’t recall how many times I’ve read it. Many times, is all I can say.

I never tire of Elizabeth Bennet’s and Mr. Darcy’s love story.

It deals with themes of family, class structures, morality, love, loyalty, and redemption in 19th century England.

I’ve also watched many movies and TV versions of the book. My favourite has to be the 1995 BBC version with Colin Firth and and Jennifer Ehle, told in 6 exhilarating  episodes that explored the story in glorious detailed detail.


The Frozen Sea Within Us?

Franz Kafka believed that reading books that wound and stab us will melt the frozen sea within us to connect us with our soul.

I agree that books have the power to move people physically and emotionally. Some do sting and others do wound as beliefs are changed and values are questioned. I wouldn’t go as far as to assert that everyone has a frozen sea within them but then again I may not be quite getting what he’s trying to say. Not everyone lives in existential crisis mode all the time.

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