Conquering the Castle chapter 5
Locked down library displays weeks 10 and 11
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
Now Miss Bingley was not in fact an avid reader, she only said such things to try to snare Mr Darcy who was a real bookworm. But if you take the statement at face value – she’s right. I feel very lucky to have my own library even if it is just three bookcases behind the sofa (and a cupboard full of books in the bedroom, and some books in the hall…) even if it isn’t the sort of library to be found in a Jane Austin novel.