Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Yet another post about Books, CDs, and Movies...

I am currently reading Captain Wentworth's Diary. Persuasion is my favorite Jane Austen novel. I just can't get enough of it - I even love both versions of the movie. Love it!! This Diary is written from Frederick's perspective, and begins from when he arrives and first meets Anne and is rejected by her - a full eight years before Persuasion begins. I am enjoying getting to see this tender, loving side of Wentworth, and learning more about his and Anne's courtship and short lived engagement.

Currently listening to Sooner Or Later by Rex Smith because I'm a dork. I love the movie too. Any woman out there around the age of 40-45 should remember seeing Sooner Or Later back in 1979. Come on, you KNOW you watched it!!! (I have the books too, all 3 of the series, because I'm a dork.) It's also been my feel good go-to movie for the past year or so.

Last weekend I watched Lost In Austen. I know there are people out there who are true Jane Austen fans who would never dare to like this movie. In Lost In Austen, the story follows Amanda, who lives in present day London. Her favorite book is Pride and Prejudice, she reads it often, and actually has trouble finding (and keeping) a man in her life because none of them can live up to her ideal man, which is Mr. Darcy. Amanda ends up switching places (through time travel) with Elizabeth, and is literally dropped into the beginning of P&P!! Amanda immediately recognizes everyone and is well acquainted with exactly what is going on at any moment because she has read about it so many times. It's funny and very entertaining watching Amanda as she realizes that her actions have caused events from the book to change drastically!! If you have ever wished for Mr. Darcy for yourself, you must see this movie.

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