Friday, May 7, 2010

You Have Not Been Forgotten

I haven't been writing mainly because I've been so busy with school and the work load they're throwing on me.... I also haven't been reading which really makes me... well sad. I feel like I'm missing out on so much and wasting so much time because I'm not reading anything... Well friendly readers (or reader) I have three weeks left to the semester, so you know what that means... I'll be free to read and write as I please... I'm hoping for a peaceful ending to this semester, will report back soon! I miss my blog so much :-(

Monday, March 22, 2010

On Finishing "Pride and Prejudice"

Yes, I have completed the novel, for the second time. I have to say I fell in love with it even more than I did the first time I read the beautiful novel. Since I have more background and understand the world of Austen a lot more than I did when I first picked up P&P, I was able to savor every bit of the novel. Actually the first time I read P&P I did not know anything about Jane Austen or any of her works. Little did I know that I'd become a devout Austen addict ;-) I cannot express enough the comfort and warmth I get when I read her novels. There is something so intriguing and relaxing when it comes to reading her works. I used to get upset when I finished any novel I loved, because, you know, it was over once you read the last line. This is the first time I've reread anything, and now I know that a novel does not have to be over once you've finished it, because you can always start it all over again. Of course now I've started reading Persuasion for the second time, and since it's my favorite Austen novel, I'll be looking forward to reading and rereading it again and again :-)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

My Favorite Place

I went to Barnes and Noble Friday night, and of course I have to share my wonderful experience with you all. I had been meaning to go to BN for a while and I finally did... there was nothing in particular I wanted to buy, but just being there makes me feels so stress-free and comfortable. Once there I couldn't decide what not to buy, I had a whole pile of books I wanted but I knew I couldn't buy them all. So I stared at each one and finally decided on buying: The complete poems and works of John Keats; Persuasion by Jane Austen (I read the novel but I didn't have my own copy); The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen (a book of all her best quotes!); and a beautiful journal that you see on the left. The journal was my favorite! It's a Jane Austen journal, of course, and it has quotes on the pages inside... so after writing a few pages, you get a nice quote to read! I'm not sure if I'm forgetting anything... I think that's all I bought. I didn't want to leave, but like every good thing, it must end. So I paid for my precious books, started the car, and drove away... but I know I'll be back there very soon :-)

Friday, March 12, 2010

The New Mr. Darcy

I am now at the part in Pride and Prejudice where Elizabeth stumbles onto Pemberely House and unexpectedly sees Mr. Darcy. She is falling in love with him and she is more embarrassed at seeing him after his proposal than anything.... but her feelings about him are changing! It's so beautiful reading those lines and feeling what Lizzy is feeling. She's conflicted and does not know what it is that she is feeling... I don't think that at this point she is fully aware that she is falling in love with him, she does feel something different towards him, but she thinks it's because she is ashamed of what she thought of him in the beginning. I love this new Darcy and can totally picture how Lizzy is feeling... she could not stand the sight of him because of false accusations, but now she knows his true character and she's falling in love with him! Now I remember what I loved so much about Pride and Prejudice :-) I am enjoying every page of it and although I do not want to stop reading I'll have to finish it... but I can always reread it again :-)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Rereading "Pride and Prejudice"

I'm rereading Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice... it's the very first time I'm rereading any novel for my own pleasure and I have to say I'm enjoying it very much. I read it a while ago so I feel like I'm reading it for the very first time, and I have to say I'm understanding it a lot more than the first time I read it. I guess now that I'm almost finished with college, I understand things differently. When I first started reading Austen, I found her writing a little difficult to understand so it took me a while to fully grasp everything... but now it's so easy and I'm loving it more than ever!! After I finish Pride and Prejudice, I'll go on to her other 5 novels and enjoy reading them all over again......

The Blog

So, I was thinking about this blog and I realized that it's pretty random... and I figured I should probably have a general topic that I focus on when I post..... so, since I absolutely looovvveee literature, I've decided to dedicate this blog to literature, and will be discussing everything I read and just stuff related to lit.... and maybe every once in a while I'll write about something random, just to spice things up a bit

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Today is a gift

Sometimes we just want to rush things, especially when we know something good is about to happen.... "Vacation is coming in a few months, the semester will be over soon, graduation is almost here" and on and on and on.... these are all very exciting and can be life changing, it's hard not to want them to come RIGHT NOW... but wanting them to come now won't make it happen, no matter how many stars you wish upon. When I have something exciting coming up, I try to keep my mind busy so as not to become overly anxious about it. It's not easy trying to stop thinking of my vacation coming up in a few months, but I have more important things to think about right now, like college and my job.... I try to take things one day at a time, and not think of what the future might have in store for me, because I cannot predict or change the future, so why worry so much about it? What's important is right now, and in order to guarantee a good future, I need to make sure I'm doing things right today.... As "Master Oogway" said in Kung Fu Panda....
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present."