My sweet husby got me Jane Austen's Complete Collection for Christmas. He is so thoughtful, right?
I've been reading Sense and Sensibility since before the New Year and I'm feeling like I should be done by now, but I'm not even 50 pages in. Here's my problem. It is one Big 'OL HONKIN' BOOK. Not Sense and Sensibility, that's only about 200 pages. The whole collection is in one book, paperback, over 1,100 pages and the paper of each page is thick, so this sucker is heavy and awkward. So as I'm reading one book that should be light and comfortable in my book loving hands, I have to hold all 7 books up at once.
It's not Matt's fault, of course. I lay all the blame on the publisher. What publisher in his/her right mind would create such a monstrosity? It has made something that should be so enjoyable and turned it into my daily work out. And since you all know I like to lay in my bed while I read, this is near impossible with this book.
I have read many a long book. I read the unabridged version of Count of Monte Cristo and it was over 1,200 pages and even from the same publisher. But the pages were thin and the overall size of the book wasn't as awkward and I found that book to be one of my favorites and I even plan on reading it again someday. And of course there are the last four Harry Potter books which are pretty hefty, but not heavy.
But this book just doesn't work and it makes me wonder if they take these kinds of things into consideration. For sure the content is satisfactory and has stood the test of time. So I guess I'll pump some iron and get back to it.
Matt, while reading over my shoulder has proclaimed me to be ungrateful.
I love you Matty poo!
Seventeen years, seventeen stories.
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