Thursday, February 7, 2008

Can I Persuade You...?

So I was sitting there pondering what my choice for the April book will be (yes, already, because I can be an excessive planner), and I hit upon Jane Austen's "Persuasion," a classic -- and short-ish -- tale about lost loves and second chances. I read it a good while ago and have wanted to revisit it with fresh eyes and get others' POVs. And I thought it'd be nice to do a classic, and you can't get much more classic chick lit than my girl Jane.

So a few questions:

1. Have you read it (recently)? If a lot of people have, I'll find an alternative.
2. Would you like to?
3. Would you be even more inclined to read it if you could picture either of these two guys as the dashing hero ? Wink, wink. (They were in the last two movie versions.)

I need some validation, people! Or it's back to the drawing board for me. Leave comments below...


Angie said...

1. I read it ages ago; can't remember when. Still have it!

2. Yes, I wouldn't mind reading again.

3. Swoon. I mean yes. :)

Angie said...

Catherine e-mailed to say she'd be "compelled to attend" if we read "Persuasion." Another Austenite?

1993 GJHS Reunion said...

I'm not a big Austen fan, but I could be talked into a movie marathon!

Kendra said...

never read it. sounds good to me :)

1993 GJHS Reunion said...

Just realized I won't be in town that weekend (going to Philadelphia for the AAJA mini-conference and won't be back in time). Disregard my vote.