Monday, 22 February 2016

Ramblings of a pair of Spectacles

I am not entirely sure what I was imagining while writing this but hopefully it is entertaining. 

As I lay on the ground in pieces, I couldn’t help but wonder if it was all for the best. I wasn’t entirely surprised on finding myself in that position and while a part of me had hoped it wouldn’t happen (and yes, the same part is feeling a little betrayed) I think my time is simply up. The signs were there, the dissatisfaction, the headaches and oh the squinting. Squinting is always the last thing that happens before one gets replaced.

I remember when I first met her. I know that things have changed between us but if these are my last moments, let me reminisce my time with her. She was on the lookout for someone but me; I had given up all hopes of anyone ever calling me their own. I suppose it is her need to stand out that made her pick me; some people wouldn’t approve of it but it worked out really well for me. I probably wasn’t her first choice but she never made me feel anything but. And I suppose in that sense I am lucky to have closure; even if I feel broken right now it is better than being shoved into a closet and left waiting. And this way, I am not second best or a back up choice. 

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen | Spoiler Free

*All Book Reviews on this blog are spoiler free.*

"Is not general incivility the very essence of love?" - Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice.

I have now read two Jane Austen novels and something that I’ve observed is that while the general impression of her works is that of romance (and undoubtedly so for Pride and Prejudice is most decidedly a love story), to reduce a book as such would be unfair for Pride and Prejudice has much more to offer than the romance of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. 

Mr. Darcy is the friend of Mr. Bingley who has recently moved into a country home called Netherfield Park not very far from where the Bennets live. The Bennets comprise of 5 sisters (Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Catherine and Lydia in the order of age) and their parents. Their mother’s primary concern (and quite frankly sole concern) is with regards to the marriage of her daughters.