"There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me."
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
For the last 10 years I've read 'Pride and Prejudice' around Valentine's Day (Don't roll your eyes, I'm not being mushy) I started doing it after I saw the movie 'You've Got Mail' I had read it before but I saw my feelings reflected similarly by Kathleen Kelly and I remembered the emotion that it stirred in me. I love that feeling, it's engaging, witty and so intelligently written, that I made a promise to to give myself that annual emotional. An emotional adrenaline trip, simply by opening a book. I still get lost in the vocabulary (thank you SHS) used and I still, like Kathleen, wonder and hope that Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy will love each other in the end. I get butterflies when I open it and cry when it's over (Don't judge me, pirates can cry, yo). Its a vexing and frivolous gift of feeling that I gave myself, a guarantee to keep my heart in a place I want it to stay. #ifyouwannawriteyougottaread #readingmakesyoulessdumb #doIlookcrosseyed #straightonfaceshotsmakemesweat #smirking