Friday, December 16, 2011

Happy birthday Jane!!!!

Jane AustenImage via WikipediaToday, December 16, 2011, is Jane Austen's birthday. She was born 236 years ago.

I can honestly say that I read her novels a couple of years ago. I downloaded her books for free on my Kindle. I can truly say that I got hooked. I became an Austen fan in my late thirties.

Since then, I can tell you that I have read every prequel, sequel and variation that has been written.

I am an avid reader. I read about a book a day, some days, even more! I download most of my novels, but when I don't find anything new to read, I always go back to one of Miss Austen books.

My husband makes fun of me every time I am engrossed in one of Austen-inspired books. I honestly believe he thinks I've lost my mind. He wonders how can I spend so much time with the same characters.

How? Because they are wonderful! She created amazing characters and some of the authors that have continued their stories have done a beautiful job.

So today, after so, so many months of absence from my blog, I am coming back to thank Miss Austen for her novels, for giving me - and thousands others - hours of joy, pain and sorrow with her beloved characters.

Happy birthday Jane!

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