At first, I didn't really like the book (btw, I read Pride and Prejudice). You can read about my first impressions here.
It seriously took me halfway through the book until I wasn't forcing myself to read and I realized I actually kind of wanted to know what happened next. With most books, if I am not engaged by the end of the first chapter - or the second at the very latest - then it's hasta la bye bye. Not gonna waste my time. So yeah, a little weird that I didn't find it interesting until it was half over - about the time that Elizabeth and Wickham kinda had a thing going on and nasty stuff came out about Darcy.
So I must conclude that....
I enjoyed the book.
While I still am annoyed with a lot of Miss Austen's idiosyncrasies, if step back from the prose, I find that I do like the plot of the story very much.
And I refused to picture Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy because I don't think Colin Firth is handsome at all.
I pictured Mr. Darcy more like this: steamy, arrogant, and unabashedly handsome Ryan Reynolds
So, I read it. And I enjoyed it. And I want to name my house something like Pemberly. And I think I should watch a movie version of Pride & Prejudice. But which version?