Saturday, November 4, 2017

Monologue Mania Day # 1360 My Husband is Sleeping With Jane Austen by Janet S. Tiger (c) Nov. 4 , 2017

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Monologue Mania Day # 1360 My Husband is Sleeping With Jane Austen by Janet S. Tiger (c) Nov. 4 , 2017  

                   My Husband is Sleeping With Jane Austen               
                                       A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   © All rights reserved 2017

            (Actress comes out - ok, it's me and maybe I just wanted an interesting title and am not sure what else to put.  Is it true?  Yes.  My husband is sleeping with Jane Austen.  He listens to books on tape, from the Braille Institute, a wonderful system.  And in order to get to sleep sometimes, he likes to listen to books that, how can it be put politely to the authors?  Books that are boring.

So he figured, for him, Jane Austen was a boring writer, perhaps a book about her might also provide the necessary boring-ness to get to sleep.

And it did.  He said that, even though he found her writing very dull, he was truly amazed at how boring her life was.  His analogy was interesting.  He said that her books were like watching paint dry, but reading about her life was like watching paint dry while sitting on a hot stove.

Horrifyingly dull, but very effective for getting to sleep.

So, I have to thank Jane for that.  I think.  As long as he can still listen to my monologues, I will not complain....too much.

Of course, my husband is now interested in actually reading one of Jane's books.  Pride and Prejudice.  I am impressed.  I have many friends who love Jane, and I have tried to read her myself.  But just her name makes me yawn.  So, my hat is off to my husband - and Jane.  Who knows, maybe if he doesn't fall asleep to Pride and Prejudice, we can try a threesome.....)

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