Monday, February 4, 2008

Bee or Mosquito?

Two weeks ago, while I was in Grand Island, I found a desk calendar called "Wild Words from Wild Women". I thought it would be an excellent source for quotes for the blog. I put one on the Favorite Quotes column for today. It and the book I am reading "Mine Until Midnight" by Lisa Kleypas got me thinking about romance. I love romance novels especially the Victorian era ones. I watched "Miss Austen Regrets" last night on Masterpiece Theater on PBS. They are running a series highlighting Jane Austen's novels. So far I have seen Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Mansfield Park. I have actually seen all the books on dvd through Netflix, but I enjoy watching the different versions of the same story to see a different perspective. Next Sunday and for the two Sundays following they will be showing the "Pride and Prejudice" that stars Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy and Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet. This is one of my all time favorite movies. It origonally ran as a British miniseries, and I saw it on either A & E or PBS, and then bought the 5 hour series for myself because I loved it so much. For those of you who haven't read Jane Austen, the thing I find so amazing is that her books are so romantic, but it is all very proper and barely any alone time or touching between the couples occur. Yet the romance and love is there, and the couples are able to convey that without stripping naked and hopping into bed with each other. I guess that is why I love the stories so much, love comes through and wins in the end. Who doesn't love a happily ever after ending?


CaitSann said...

Did I tell you that I read pride and Prejudice for a book review in my Ap Euro Class... i liked it better than the movies...that way i could use my imagination.

Stephanie & Chris Haussler said...

That is so cool Cait! I loved the book to, but I really love the movie!

CaitSann said...

ya both are good but all things involved are very long!

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