There isn’t much for me to say about Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Between the book itself, book adaptations, movies, movies adaptations, I think everyone pretty much knows the story that is told in Pride and Prejudice. I loved the book. Everything was so perfect. The writing was beautiful, I fell in love with the characters and though written over 200 hundred years ago, it was easy to relate to the characters and I felt like I knew them. I love the look into human nature, families, and I was drawn to the themes of recognizing our faults and changing and growing to become better. I can see how, then and now, shy, socially awkward people are so often misunderstood. And I loved the reminder that we just don’t know what other people are thinking or feeling. We may think we do based on what they say, or how they act, but we just don’t.
I have tried a few times the past few years to get into audiobooks. There are so many books out there and so little time they have seemed liked a great way to get more reading done. But, I just haven’t been able to get into it. They wouldn’t hold my interest and I often found myself thinking about something else and then realizing I had no idea what was going on in the book. I have been doing a lot of work on my home this summer, a lot of mindless work and when I started getting bored with podcasts I decided to try an audiobook once again. I picked Pride and Prejudice and not only did I make it all the way to the end, I loved the whole experience! I’m not sure if it was because it was a story I was familiar with so when my mind wandered I was able to still know what was goin on, or if it is just the perfect book, or if I have matured enough to listen, or what. But I quickly found myself excited to work on my house so I could get reading. I found myself wanting to do all the little mundane things we do like putting away groceries,or doing dishes, or folding laundry, because that meant I could pop in my ear pods and listen to my story. I actually liked hitting red lights! My attention held and my mind stopped wandering. I am so excited to keep listening to audiobooks and hope I continue to love the experience.
Pride and Prejudice has turned me into an audiobook listener. If you listen to audiobooks which book turned you into a listener?