I know we're all eager for the official announcement of D.K.'s new name, but I couldn't let the 200th anniversary of the publication of "Pride and Prejudice" go without notice. D.K., who has a literary bent himself, graciously agreed to wait one more day until the announcement.
I first read "Pride and Prejudice" in the summer of 1964. It was part of our "summer reading" for high school and I became a fan. My appreciation for Jane Austen has grown over the years, and with the exception of "Northranger Abbey" I believe I've read the rest of her novels. I have deep affection for "Persuasion," but today is "Pride and Prejudice's" day and all the attention is on this wonderful novel.
To Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, to their friends and family, I raise a toast and most of all to Jane Austen. I cannot imagine my world without all of you!
I leave you with this thought gleaned from Pinterest that gave me a big smile.