Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Week Three: Litlovers (part 1)

Litlovers had a big list of books including classics and modern day novels. I chose "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. There was a brief summary of the novel as well as a detailed biography of the author. There was also commentary on the book and I gained some new insight of the book and learnt some facts from reading it. For example, throughout the story, the point of view was not in Elizabeth but someone close to her who can take us into Lizzie's inner thoughts.
Besides these resources, Litlovers also had many questions that could be used for discussion at a book club such as "Was Charlotte Lucas right to marry Reverend Collins?" The answer is a yes or no because Charlotte was 27 years old which many people would consider as an "old maid" back in those days. If she did not marry him, then there might not be another chance. Even though she was marrying the "stupidest man in England", in return she got a comfortable home and steady income (Just ignore this if you have not read Pride and Prejudice). Overall, I find the site very useful as giving tips on how to hold a book club, recipes for food and drinks and lots of useful ideas.

1 comment:

  1. Hi

    Thanks for sharing your comments. I found that Litlovers was awesome too. Keep up the good work and I must say I love Jane Austen too....:-)