Posts tagged ‘“pride and prejudice”’

March 9, 2013

death comes to pemberley

It’s no secret that Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books of all time. And the movie adaptation with Kiera Knightly easily my favorite movie. Of. All. Time. So when I saw a sort of “sequel” written by PD James, I knew it had to go on my Read list.

And since one of my other goals for the year is to spend no extra money, I checked it out a few weeks ago from the library. It didn’t disappoint. Maybe because I already love the characters. But yes, it only took me about a week to really finish it. I always let a book sit it until I can dive in completely undistracted. I want to me completely immersed in it, and I always feel a little sad when I am coming to the end.

Grade: B (because some things were a little predictable)

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September 30, 2011

favorite.

Of all time.

So beautiful I can’t even say anything else about it.

June 24, 2010

Brookish.


I have to tell you how much I am in love with this Etsy shop. Finally, someone who loves Jane Austen and Pride & Prejudice as much as I do! This mug is my absolute favorite.

I have a feeling that my cupboard will be filled with a set of these….

May 13, 2010

let’s just be honest.


I would completely be lying if I ever tried to deny this.

It distinctly reminds me of a quote from the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice. Jane tells Lizzie “One of these days, Lizzie, someone will catch your eye and then you’ll have to watch your tongue.”

Well, it’s going to take one hell of a fantastic man to make me swoon the way I have before. One hell of a fantastic man.

February 22, 2010

pride and prejudice.

I have spent the better part of the past two weeks reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Why did it take me so long to finish it? Because the way that Jane Austen writes makes me feel stupid, that’s why. I seem to reread entire paragraphs just to make sure that I am getting the storyline correctly. It’s really not a surprise to me that hardly anyone reads older literature. It’s takes patience, which normally I am not good at. But this was a love story, and love stories are worth rereading paragraphs.

Of course, I had to watch the movie when I was done. The new version (not the Colin Firth version, which is next on my list to buy). I bought the Kiera Knightley version last week at Vintage Stock because I knew it would be on my list of things to see and because even though I am dense to older English literature, the novel had me hooked.

Great movie. I am admittedly a romantic movie type of girl, probably because I lack so much romance in my own life. Sad, but seriously true. Mr. Darcy was played my Matthew Macfadyen, who I have to say might not catch my eye in real life, but when he says “You must allow me to tell you how I ardently admire and love you,” he caught me. Swooooon. I have memorized that line. It’s so…unreal. Maybe that’s the love cynic in me rolling my eyes, but the romantic part of me is hopeful that a man says something similar to me one of these days.

Oh my, I think I am love-starved or something.