How is everyone doing so far?
I should be completing Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice late this evening or tomorrow night. My reading time has been limited this week by the start of school. As the old prostitute said, it’s not the work, it’s the commute. Mine was made worse when the district I work for decided to start school later. Something about improved learning for high schoolers if they can get up a half hour later.
I don’t know, nor really care very much to be honest, about how effect a later start time will be, but it has put me smack in the middle of commute traffic both going and coming. You’re going to recommend audio-books, which is a great idea, but I cannot focus on an audio book for more than ten minutes. I’ve tried; I just can’t do it. Music on Spotify has really helped, but there’s much less time for recreational reading. There’s also the issue of longer afternoons without air-conditioning which won’t go in until next summer. It has not been easy for the new seventh graders in an 82 degree classroom, but we’ll muddle through. I did ask, the school board to delay the early start but they’d apparently read a study about early start times and there’s no standing in the way of an administration that’s read a study.
Meanwhile, I’m into volume three of Pride and Prejudice and loving it, overall, though volume three is not as much fun as the first two parts were. Elizabeth Bennet is just much more fun before she realizes how wrong she’s been about Mr. Darcy. Now she seems engaged in a long mea culpa that will lead to the inevitable finish. Still, Pride and Prejudice is a delight, much better than Sense and Sensibility in my opinion. I should have a full review up later this week.
How about you? Are you reading Austen in August?