Saturday, August 7, 2010
Pages read 121-178
Chapters read 16-23
Part 2 in the book.
I am really starting to like this book and I really love Henry Tilney, he is hilarious. He is seriously cracking me up, as Catherine says the oddest things and he is good at jesting her. For example, Catherine says "I have just learnt to love a hyacinth." (who says that?) pg. 163 She takes it all in stride probably because she has no idea he is jesting which makes the reader understand the joke that the main character does not.
I read almost all this weeks required pages in one day. The text was entertaining to me and honestly I can't believe I am liking a book by Austen. But I am, I am liking it indeed.
Here is what I like:
I like that Catherine is now at the Tilney Abbey and away from John and Isabelle Thorpe. (those two characters get on my nerves, like a fly buzzing around my head) I like that Catherine is swept up in her invented mystery of the Abbey and that she totally reminds me of a modern day teenager and the drama that gets invented in their day to day lives. I like that Austen has included plots and twists from the popular Gothic romances of her day. I am totally going to read Radcliffe's book The Mysteries of Udolpho. I like that Henry Tilney reads books since according to Catherine most men don't. I like that the book is funny and the author is quite witty. I like Henry, he is definitely my favorite character.