I'm currently reading Emma by Jane Austen. This is the second book of hers I've read, the other being Pride and Prejudice. And on reading Emma, I keep having the same thought that I had when reading the other:
"Oh my god, did people really live like that???"
Everything that matters to the ladies is their social life, and where they stand with each other. It reminds me of a really bad teenage clique, actually.
Ok, so not everyone in her books is so bad. Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice isn't. I actually like Elizabeth, a lot. But Emma? She's the worst. I don't even like the character. And yet I want to keep reading, and see what happens. Ok, so maybe it has something to do with me getting a slight crush on Mr. Knightley...
There's also another thought that kept entering my mind when I read Pride and Prejudice, and I keep remembering as I read Emma.
"You know, I would relate to this better if zombies were thrown into the mix."
Yep, I plan to read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith. It is officially on my list of books to read.