(via TO BE SHELVED)I’m not a big reader of love stories, and certainly not love stories set  in the 1800s. I’ve never finished “Pride and Prejudice” and dragged  myself through any similar reading I had to do for school. I’m not  saying there’s anything wrong with those novels, I’d just rather read  something else. Which is why I was hesitant to even buy Benjamin Constant’s “Adolphe”  when I found it during a Borders Closing. But, once again, the clean  design of the Art of the Novella series won me over and I took it home.  And I’m glad. It was a great book to stash in my bag and read on the  train. Plus, the length was perfect. I don’t think I could have lasted  much longer through the melodramatic 19th century love saga, but I did  enjoy it while I was reading it and marked a couple of lines that I  really enjoyed. Click through for more & my favorite passages…

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I’m not a big reader of love stories, and certainly not love stories set in the 1800s. I’ve never finished “Pride and Prejudice” and dragged myself through any similar reading I had to do for school. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with those novels, I’d just rather read something else.

Which is why I was hesitant to even buy Benjamin Constant’s “Adolphe” when I found it during a Borders Closing. But, once again, the clean design of the Art of the Novella series won me over and I took it home. And I’m glad. It was a great book to stash in my bag and read on the train. Plus, the length was perfect. I don’t think I could have lasted much longer through the melodramatic 19th century love saga, but I did enjoy it while I was reading it and marked a couple of lines that I really enjoyed.

Click through for more & my favorite passages…

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