Persuasion Project Master Post

In August of this year I started a project with the goal of finally reading Jane Austen’s Persuasion. I have owned this book for over a decade and in that time have tried to read it with no success. The exact number of times I couldn’t say, but I know it was at least 7 or 8, and each time I would get only a few chapters in before I would get bored and give up.

I still don’t know exactly what it was that made it so hard for me to get into Persuasion, especially since I love all of Austen’s other work, and probably I never will know.

However, I set a New Year’s goal for finally reading Persuasion in 2017 and about halfway through the year decided it was time to make that happen. Thus, the Persuasion Project was started. I knew I couldn’t sit down and read it in one sitting, so I decided to only make myself read a single chapter a week, which I would then post something about. I figured even if I hated every single chapter, at least when it was done I’d have accomplished a long-time goal.

I actually finished much sooner than expected, taking only 11 weeks instead of 22! Hurray! I have now read all of Jane Austen’s novels.


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