Grace has a contest at her blog. You might be lucky enough to win copies of two Pride and Prejudice sequels by Marsha Altman: The Darcys and the Bingleys and The Plight of the Darcy Brothers.
Meanwhile, I watched a friend’s copy of Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley finally, and while I didn’t like it as much as the version with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, I did enjoy it. I thought Donald Sutherland as Mr. Bennet was particularly good.
I had a gift card for Amazon burning a hole in my pocket, and after that movie, I wanted some more Austen. These were my purchases:
- Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
- The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James
- Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
- Jane Austen for Dummies by Joan Elizabeth Klingel Ray
- The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë by Syrie James
OK, so I did sneak some Brontë in there. I do enjoy some of the “For Dummies” series, and this particular book has received some good ratings on Amazon. The others all look very interesting. I have particularly been wanting to read Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict for a while because I love time-travel stories. I tried to win a copy, but I wasn’t lucky. Mansfield Park is the only Jane Austen novel I’ve not yet read, and I can’t be a proper Janeite until I do.
3 thoughts on “All Austen, All the Time”
How about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? Or Lost in Austen? (The latter is also a tv miniseries.)
April, I would be interested in Lost in Austen, as I've heard good things about it, but I have checked out Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and I just don't think I would like it. I'm not terribly purist when it comes to literature or movies, but I just don't think that particular work would be something I'd would enjoy.
It does drag at times. I thought it could have been condensed A LOT, but as it was, the author just inserted the zombie bits into the text; long, long passages were just Austen, no Grahame-Smith. The first few chapters were the best.
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