"I am not my main character."

From squeetus:

You're not the only one wondering about this, so I should probably clarify. It seems I've earned a reputation as a Northanger Abbey hater because of a line in austenland: "Sure, Jane had first read Pride and Prejudice when she was sixteen, read it a dozen times since, and read the other Austen novels at least twice, except Northanger Abbey (of course)." Though I didn't anticipate this reaction, I can understand why people might think I'm bashing the book, so let me explain.

I've seen Shannon Hale getting slapped around (figuratively) for that line, so I figured I'd spread the word.