Once again, it was one of those weekends when I intended to post a Sunday Salon, but the time slipped right on by. I was neck-deep in boxes--carrying what little I could (aka, light stuff)--that needed to go to storage. Our condo is once again ours, and I'm not homicidal due to the wall of crap covering up the sliding glass door in our place. I haven't seen that door since before Christmas, so it feels oddly airy in our living room.
I did accomplish one major feat yesterday and that was finishing Emma!!! I love, love, loved it! What I noticed about the film/book difference was mostly a greater understandg of the characters. Emma comes off as much more self-centered and snooty in the book, though she's still likeable. I have no idea how that happened or why I still liked her. Mrs. Elton is still a deplorable snot, Mr. Knightley is still dreamy, and Emma's father is even more dependent and annoying. I love Austen's rich characters, and now I just have to decide what to read of hers next. I have Northanger Abbey on my shelves now, and I have a copy of Persuasion floating around at my mom's house somewhere. I feel sure I won't wait so long to get 'round to Austen again. No five years between books this time, I say! Oh, and I have a freebie copy of Persuasion on my Nook. Totally forgot about it. That one will probably be the winner.