Not always happy but always happy to be Catholic.
I've downloaded the Rosie Project and agree 100% about Jane Austen (definitely worth tracking down beautiful hardbacks because you know you'll read them over and over).Laughing outloud about Les Miserables. I read it IN FRENCH!!! years ago as penance for paying a huge amount for tickets to see the play. If I recall correctly, the chapters alternate between politics and plot. You can easily skip every other chapter in the French version, which I did.
IN FRENCH! Quel dommage! Jamais! :-D