A minor event in the past week has happened to me. It might not seem like much for most of my readers, and honestly, most people, but for me, it’s something.
I have finally finished ‘reading’ Pride and Prejudice! I say ‘read’ because I did listen to the unabridged audio book while looking occasionally at the book. I know, it’s not that huge a thing, but honestly, I have never been able to get through the book. It’s so slow. I’ve tried it over and over and over. The furthest I have ever gotten reading it is when Mr. Collins wants to dance with Elizabeth at Bingley’s ball. I’d keep trying to move forward, I just never could.
The book really doesn’t get ‘exciting’ until two-thirds of the way through when Lydia has run off with Mr. Wickham. Or at least I don’t think the action really get’s going. Even then, it’s not super action packed action. That being said, I really enjoyed it and I plan on reading it, and by reading I mean the book, soon-ish. I find I can’t read too much Jane Austen all at once or I go into British talk overload. And her writing is, well, unique. I do love Persuasion though.
And due to the whole audio book, I have been in a Pride and Prejudice state of mind. I finally finished The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, which I love. LOVE! I didn’t watch all of the extra videos that go with the series, but I plan on going back and watching the whole thing in order.
For those of you interested, the producers of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (LBD) plan on doing Emma next. I can’t wait. I love the story of Emma. Mr. Knightely is so dashingly wonderful…. I have yet to read Emma, so this is me going off of the three Emma versions I’ve watched….. Clueless being one of those. Don’t judge me, I read a lot of other things.
Along with LBD, I have an insane desire to watch the Keira Knightley P&P film, and listen to the soundtrack. I am just in super need of the story. It’s a wonderful story. I’d love a modern take on the story done in film, realizing that LBD was just done. I wouldn’t mind reading a modern version as well. Am I slightly addicted? You bet I am. Oh! And maybe I should watch Bride and Prejudice….. Hmmm. I do love that version too.
Proud of it too. I used to be so Prejudiced against the book…. Okay, I just had to add that in. Sorry.
So, now, onwards to Emma, or Northanger Abbey, or maybe desperately try to finish S&S. I’m still thinking that is the most dull one. Maybe not. Maybe I should read Sandition since I have a copy.
- Austen In August (itsonpage47.wordpress.com)
- A skivvy’s take on Lizzie & co (standard.co.uk)
- For the LOVE of Jane Austen (profoundlymarvelous.wordpress.com)
- The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (aka Pride and Prejudice) (sofyagollan.com)
- You Have Bewitched Me, Body and Soul. (fountainpenhandwriting.wordpress.com)
- Pride & Prejudice – for the sixth time (paulakaanders.wordpress.com)