Hey everybody, I don't know if you are aware of Misty at the Book Rat who has a Austen In August read a long in August. It happens every year but this is the first year I will be participating.
I've mentioned before that I grew up on a all women's college campus, my mother was a Linguistics professor, I spent many a childhood afternoon hanging out in the English Department and because of it my mother kept me occupied each summer with reading of 2-3 classics per summer month and I had to write a report for her sharing my interpretation of the story and what lessons were to be learnt. I was in the 6th grade when I read about Mr, Darcy for the first time and I can't help but to think he's why I was ruined for men for all time, I mean him, and Ossie Davis, Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington, Bob Marley and Dr. King (before I heard a rumor that he cheated on Coretta), with those beautiful specimens of male ideal what real man can hope to compete?? I'm willing to admit I'm not a hardcore Janeite, but I'm at a time in my life where I believe I would love to be one. I'll also admit that I love Sense and Sensibility just a little bit more than Pride and Prejudice (because as a teen drama is what I wanted and Marianne was my kind of girl, willing to give up on life for love?? Be still my 15 year old heart), but not too much because after all P&P has Darcy.
Here are the books I'm reading:
In my pile is: ( I have an actual list on Goodreads as well, on there I have books I'm going to be pulling from).
Emma by Jane Austen and I'm going to re-read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Death Comes to Pemberley PD James (This is going to be made into a show that will air on BBC/PBS in October 2014.)
The Jane Austen Marriage Manual by Kim Izzo
Me and Mr.Darcy by Alexandra Potter
I'm going to watch the Colin Firth Pride and Prejudice, from BBC.and the Keira Knightley one, because well Keira Knightley!!
I'm also going to watch Austenland which Priscilla over at the Readables just gave a great star rating. I'm excited especially because Keri Russell is in it!!
and I'm re watching Lost In Austen which I LOVE SO MUCH!!!! Which can be found on HULU
I also plan to watch Emma, Sense and Sensibility and the modern adaptations which I will be sharing in a separate post!!!
What are you reading and watching to get your Jane Austen Fix?? Share down in the comments below my loves and I'm going to catch up with Mr. Darcy.