Book club, and a dirty little secret

Last night I finished this month's book club selection, Loitering with Intent, by Muriel Spark. I feel like I shouldn't say anything about it yet because our meeting is still a week and a half away. However, I found it very entertaining and charming (I mean this in the best possible way). I'm mentioning it now in case you want to read along with us. It was a quick read, and very much set in a particular time and place (London, 1949-50).

I like books that are very much set in a particular time and place. This is one of the problems I have with Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice—the only one of hers I've ever been able to finish, and it took me three tries—seems like it's floating in the middle of nowhere/nowhen. There. I've probably alienated a bunch of you by confessing my dirty little secret: I don't like Jane Austen.


  • A knife in my heart!

    I love Austen. It took me until a couple of years after college to read her, but it's been true love ever since.

    I guess I'll let it go since you read other stuff, though.

    I hope to get to the library this week, so I'll check for Muriel Sparks.

    posted by Blogger SuzanH on 3:45 PM  

  • Sweeping by- wish I had more time. Miss you and others!
    Putting your book rec on my list
    I, too, couldn't get into J. Austen. I don't think I ever completed any book of hers.

    posted by Blogger Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) on 2:00 AM  

  • Mother of D'Arcy is with you. I've never read any Austen, but feel like I ought to...

    posted by Blogger Mummy/Crit on 8:18 AM