Tuesday, April 19, 2016
P: Pride and Prejudice and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
I never had to take English Literature in high school or college. Consequently, there are many novels that are required reading for most students that I never had to read. I doubt that I would have ever read Pride and Prejudice if I had not seen the version dramatized in 1995 with Colin Firth starring as Darcy. Swoon. Double swoon. Oh, hell, just go into a faint on that chaise of mine.
That is when I finally bought a copy of the book and decided to give it the literary attention it deserved - without the swoon and googly eyes.
It was most enjoyable. Since that time, I have read nearly all of the Austen novels and the Bronte novels. And I got to enjoy them without having to write some silly report on what the author was trying to say.
Reading for the enjoyment of 'just reading' is what it is all about.
If you have never seen the series, here is episode one:
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Hugging the coastline of Lake Superior for more than 40 miles, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a sight to behold.