Following along with Boof’s 40 Day Challenge leading up to her 40th birthday, her next topic is:
14) A favourite 19th century novel
I am going to be very unoriginal and say “Pride & Prejudice.” I love everything about Austen’s novel and will re-read it every few years forever. Easy peasy.
#14 on my list was to Apply for a New Job. See yesterday’s post for how that went. I was content to happy in my old job, so although I applied for part-time work occasionally (the library or B&N) I wasn’t ever serious about looking for a new job.
I’m sure that there are others but last summer I read the book “Love Walked In” by Marisa de los Santos and I remember vividly that I wanted to be friends with Cornelia. She was spunky and fun and kind and quirky and I wanted the best things for her. There are a lot of other favorite characters, too. Elizabeth Bennet (AND Mr. Darcy) in “Pride & Prejudice,” Lizbeth Salander in “The Girl…” books, Harry Potter, Oskar Schell in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” and I could go on and on. But these are a few favorites.
Looking back on my list of 40 Things, my #3 was to “Learn some Italian.” Not a very good goal – not specific or measurable – but again it’s more about the big picture than the minute steps. I listened to a bunch of Italian podcasts and downloaded some vocabulary lists and that’s as far as it got. I’d love to go to Italy someday and think that would be incentive to actually get the words to stick in my head. I think my Italian Ferragosto holiday at the lake each August will also help inspire me to learn more Italian and get to Italy some day.