I’m going to blog about Mansfield Park this weekend but I’m trying to get more active on the blog and interact with readers again with just little things every day.
So, here’s the question.
What do you love about Jane Austen?
Jane Austen is my superhero. I’m convinced she saved my life. I know a lot of people who are hooked on reading her. She’s our drug of choice.
And with my family’s history of drug and alcohol addiction, things may have turned out very differently for me. I can escape reality any time in the pages of a book. It’s my go-to option when stressed. It can make me smile, laugh, cry, feel alive when I cope sometimes by feeling dead to the drama and stress around me. That manic must-read-what-happens-next-I-can’t-read-fast-enough feeling that builds and builds into crashing waves of euphoria at just the right turn of phrase or ending, is all the addiction I need.
It sounds nearly erotic, doesn’t it? They don’t call it “word porn” for nothing. Austen’s the best expert in the craft that I’ve read and I think she saved my life.
Why do you love Jane Austen?