What Does Lord Grantham Like to Read?

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My newest “guilty pleasure” has been the PBS series “Downton Abbey.” It’s really just a classy version of a soap opera, but the characters, script and story lines are extremely well-done and really draw the viewer in. My mom-in-law and I breezed through the first season in a week or two, then jammed through the second season online so we could be all caught up in time to begin the third season, which just began here this month.

Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham

Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham

Anyway, my quote of the week (1/21/13) comes from Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey’s Lord Grantham, talking about his New Year’s resolutions. He commented that one of his goals has been to read all of Dickens’ works, and that happens to be one of mine as well. Bonneville said,

Literature is the lifeblood of everything, really, in terms of inspiration and nourishment of the soul. So each year, I get Dickens off the shelf and say, “This is the year.”

I am proud to say I have gotten quite a bit closer to that goal than Bonneville has! Keep at it, Hugh!

Besides Dickens, my other personal favorite is Jane Austen. I’ve read all of her novels more than once and just keep rotating through them by reading one Austen novel every year. Is there a certain author whose complete works you plan to or have read? 
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2 Responses to What Does Lord Grantham Like to Read?

  1. Arti says:

    I’d like to see it as ‘pure’ pleasure rather than ‘guilty’. 😉 Downton Abbey is the only TV show I watch. Despite it’s slow start, I think by Episode 3 everyone has all warmed up. I look forward to the rest of the instalment.

    • I'mAllBooked says:

      Ha – agreed! I don’t feel guilty for watching it at all! I find this show so addictive; as soon as I finish one episode I want to immediately move on to the next. Watching it currently is tortuous because I have to wait a whole week for the next episode!

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