You know you’re a lit nerd when if you haven’t fallen in love with a Jane Austen man, you evidently haven’t read all of her books.
5. A book that makes me happy.
Happy books? What is a happy book?
Or, more specifically, “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen.
Yes, this is indeed the very copy I own. Greatest Christmas present in the world. Anyhoo, “Pride and Prejudice” is guaranteed to cheer me up. The basic plotline is that Mrs Bennet wants to marry off her five daughters, Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia, to respectable gentlemen. But, being a Jane Austen novel, there are lots of obstacles along the way. It makes me happy because it’s so funny and witty, and Austen makes great use of the social awkwardness of the Bennets. It makes me smile every time I read it, particularly wherever Mr Collins is involved, and it has a generally lighthearted mood to it. And of course, there’s always a happy ending.
Read the first page here.
You know you’re a lit nerd when holidays mean watching one costume drama book adaption after another, after another, after another.
Happy New Year, lit nerds! Tonight I am welcoming in the New Year by playing the “Jane Austen Drinking game” to “Sense and Sensibility” (the “sense” part seems oddly ironic in this situation) complete with hardcore rules. Have a great night everyone! :)