Thursday, June 6, 2013

Pride and Prejudice confession

I have never read Pride and Prejudice. I know! Someone take my lady parts and revoke my female card. Don't worry because I'm reading it now. I've never heard a woman say a bad word about Pride and Prejudice. I confess I already love Darcy. Is anyone shocked? Not me. It's funny because I feel like I already know the story so well. I've seen many adaptations but it's time to step up and actually read it.

My first Austen book was Sense and Sensibility and loved it. Weird that I read that book first.

And can we just talk about this scene in Sense and Sensibility with Emma Thompson and Hugh Grant. Oh my god I love it so much.


When I first watched this scene I was like, this would probably be exactly how I would react. Emma Thompson I want to hug you.

Ok back to reading.

16 comments:

  1. I actually hated P&P the first time I read it (before seeing it on screen). The characters were so infuriating. I didn't realize it was supposed to be funny until my wonderful sister-in-law insisted I give the first hour of the 1995 BBC miniseries a shot.

    Now, of course, I'm trying to get over the fact that the Lizzie Bennet Diaries webseries has ended. :(

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    1. I actually need to watch the Lizzie Bennet Diaries but I figure I'll read the book first and then watch.

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  2. I've read the main 6 books of hers, and my favourite is Persuasion. I recommend it.

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    1. Persuasion seems to be another popular one. I'll have to check it out.

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  3. I've never read this either! Though I have seen Sense and Sensibility and really remember liking it! Maybe it will be on my reading list soon. (I've sucked at reading lately).

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    1. I've been reading a bunch of YA so yea my reading could be better ha ha.

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  4. I've read all of her novels, she's so great! And I LOVE pretty much every Jane Austen film. Obviously the best is the Pride & Prejudice starring Colin Firth, but Sense & Sensibility is pretty great as well, directed by Ang Lee! (Yes, the same guy who just directed Life of Pi)

    My favorite Austen is Persuasion. Definitely recommend!

    (And my least favorite Austen is probably Mansfield Park, but the movie they made about it with Johnny Lee Miller that came out a few years ago is pretty great!)

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    1. I had no idea that was Ang Lee. He really doesn't stick to one genre. I think he also directed Broke Back Mountain right? Anyways it seems I like the movies he's involved with.

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  5. I have to say I like Sense and Sensibility just a little bit better than P&P, but I relate to Elizabeth Bennet more than anyone else.

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    1. another for S&S. It's interesting to see which people like better.

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  6. Can I just add that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is also a good read?

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    1. I'll have to check that out next!

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  7. You've totally reminded me to that I need to read and watch S&S all over again! I took a Jane Austen lit class in college and it was THE BEST THING EVER. :)

    Happy to have found your blog and looking forward to following along. Cheers!

    -eileen
    http://leanerbythelake.com

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    1. That sounds like an awesome lit class!

      And thank you for checking out my blog :)

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  8. Pride and Prejudice was awful. However, I adore Sense and Sensibility.

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    1. I'm curious to see which I'll end up liking better.

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