Sunday, August 30, 2009

Jane Austen Obsession



I have a not so secret obsession with Jane Austen. Pride & Prejudice is my favorite book, I've read it atleast a dozen times finding something new each time I read it. I have read her other works as well, several times but I keep coming back to P&P and currently am reading it again.



Of course I love the movie adaptations...



each one "just as it is"



I even have a VHS tape of this early version of Pride & Prejudice, too bad my VCR died a few weeks ago cause I'd dearly love to watch it again!




Who makes the best Mr Darcy? That's a topic for heated debate in many circles. I have my own favorite *smiles*





Given the opportunity to travel back in time to experience life as it was then, I think I would choose this time above all others. It captures my imagination completely!


A favorite family activity is to trade movie quotes and since I'm so obsessed with all things Jane, my family are good sports and well versed in Jane Austen inspired movie dialogue, perhaps it's the countless hours of having an adaptation playing in the background *smiles* We can exchange quotes in the form of conversation for atleast a half hour or longer before exhausting our reportoire. My darling husband particularly has a knack for quoting Jane, he even sends me text messages of a Jane nature. Oh how I adore him!
My favorite Jane Austen quote "I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them."
What is your obsession?


9 comments:

Darlene said...

Guess what????? I hope we can still be friends after I reveal this to you.....I have never seen Pride & Prejudice or read any of her books! I think since you recommend this so highly, I will get it from the library.

Brenda said...

I have not read Jane Austen as of yet, but I have a beautiful book sitting on an end table of a collection called Seven Novels that I bought at Barnes and Noble. I have been debating if now is the time to start reading them. You have just made up my mind. Should I read them in any particular order? What do you think?

Lorrie said...

Isn't it fun to trade movie quotes? We do it with some favorite movies--Father of the Bride, While You Were Sleeping. I also enjoy reading my favorite books over and over--they're like old friends.

Brenda said...

I have read chapter 1 & 2. I have not watched any of the movie completely as of yet. I just have caught bits and pieces when they have been on TV. I might have to rent one.

Brenda said...

I have read on, but just a little bit. I was up until 12:30 AM Tues finishing up some canning and my wake up time for me is 6:00 AM for work. So a little to tired to read much yesterday. I do have to re-read a bit but not too much. I have always loved reading historical books in the past so I believe that may be helping some. I'm afraid that I was not liking Mr. Darcy much after the bit I read yesterday. I have only seen part of one movie and I thought I had liked him a lot. Humm. I'm sure things will turn around. I also check your blog out further and find we have a lot in common. I love to craft and second hand shopping is my next favorite thing. If I can repurpose something I'm in heavan. Sometimes my husband, groans because I bring home a lot of things that need some of his tender loving care before I can continue with what I am doing.

Brenda said...

I have read on, but just a little bit. I was up until 12:30 AM Tues finishing up some canning and my wake up time for me is 6:00 AM for work. So a little to tired to read much yesterday. I do have to re-read a bit but not too much. I have always loved reading historical books in the past so I believe that may be helping some. I'm afraid that I was not liking Mr. Darcy much after the bit I read yesterday. I have only seen part of one movie and I thought I had liked him a lot. Humm. I'm sure things will turn around. I also check your blog out further and find we have a lot in common. I love to craft and second hand shopping is my next favorite thing. If I can repurpose something I'm in heavan. Sometimes my husband, groans because I bring home a lot of things that need some of his tender loving care before I can continue with what I am doing.

Shana said...

I have never read: Pride & Prejudice !! Is that bad??

You've never been to The Outer Banks and you live in NC??

Well that is like living near Niagara Falls (which I do) and never going on the Maid of the Mist boat below the Falls (which I haven't!!)

Thanks for visiting my blog. Come back again!!

Kelee said...

ADORE Jane...went to the "pump room" in Bath England...where scenes are set in a couple of books....


love, kelee

Joyful said...

I love Jane Austen's works though I haven't committed any of them to memory. Your husband sounds like a doll if he will quote your favourite author to you. How romantic.