I had a goal many years ago. I was going to get through one of Jane Austen's books. I love her movies, have seen most of her books turned into movies, but I haven't read a single book of hers.
That all changed when the book club that I'm in exchanged presents last December. Everyone brings a book that we think would be a great read for the next year. Then we do a White Elephant exchange and fight over books. I was the second person to draw a present.... and wow oh wow did I grab a book that I've been DYING for!
JANE AUSTEN! and four of her books! I fought for that book a few times, and I left the party with it. I was one happy camper!