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Firstly, Hamlette has written an excellent post on why Anne Elliot, from Jane Austen's Persuasion, is so awesome. And trust me, Anne is very awesome! If you haven't met her yet, I highly recommend that you do! She's one of my favorite characters. And some day I may yet get around to posting my thoughts on why she is and what that has to say about me. But that's for another day!
Secondly, I know I've written multitudes of times how amazing I think My Hands Came Away Red is. You're all probably sick to death about reading about this book. But it's just so fantastic and I want somebody else to think so too! So far, only one of my real life friends has read it and fell in love as much as I. And hardly any of my blogging friends have. *sniff sniff* Alas.... Anyway! That's beside the point. My point is the author of that book, Lisa McKay, also writes a blog and she has a great post from last week regarding getting excited for moving to Vanuatu. It's mostly about her analysis of what "getting excited" consists of though and parts of it resonated with me. Especially the parts about change and how it affects how excited or not excited we get about something.
And lastly, I finished my official re-read of North and South Monday night! Yay! It was perfectly delightful and I'm positive I'll have more thoughts to share later. But I did want to mention that the last discussion post and twitter party is this coming Sunday (Feb. 1st.), so for anybody interested who's not watching the Superbowl, head over to Suey's blog for all the details come Sunday! The more the merrier, I say. :)