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Confessions of a Self-Proclaimed Janeite March 27, 2008

Filed under: random,reading — Ellie @ 8:23 pm

I have been reading the book Pride and Prejudice for the first time the last few days. I know to most of my readers it is an almost unforgivable crime that I have not read it before now, but, well, to tell you the truth I wasn’t ever really interested in Jane Austin for a long time- the only thought I gave to the movies based on her books I saw was that they were sorta’ silly. But then, one day, I found myself in the theatre waiting for the movie Pride and Prejudice to start. Uh-oh. I was being sucked in. Now I find myself speeding through the book version at an alarming speed- the reason being, the sooner I finish this, the sooner I can begin Sense & Sensibility. Double uh-oh. I guess I am proof of what one of Trey’s friends recently said: all girls have to like Jane Austin. It’s like a rule.I find myself captivated by the characters, the writing and the dialogue- although having seen the Really Old, the Old and the New movie versions of this book (approximately 2 times, 40 times and 400 times, respectively), I am pretty familiar with the story- how Jane & Bingly fall in love and separated by the evil plots of Mr. Darcy & Bingly’s sisters only to be eventually reunited and married, how Lizzy falls head over heels for Wickim only to end up despising him, and how she is determined to despise Mr. Darcy only to end up falling head over heels for him. This books follows the movie(s) more than any other book/movie set I’ve seen- and yet there is something very charming about the writing and actually seeing the words that makes it almost seem unfamiliar. Well I wasn’t going to spend this blog post on praising the book… but I guess it got away from me. Well, I’m going now to finish chapter 18…

*** it rang! adoption update on Momma’s blog

~Ellie

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3 Responses to “Confessions of a Self-Proclaimed Janeite”

  1. YYYEEEEEEEESSSSS! All those years of trying to ‘suck you in’ finally paid off!
    ~Emma
    (self-proclaimed Janeite for six years)

  2. flinding Says:

    I knew it! I Knew it!
    next comes Emma……..
    Jake

  3. ellie16 Says:

    I don’t know, Jake- I think I might want to wait and get a little cool edition like the little red Pride and Predudice Emma got for her birthday. The copy of Emma we have right now is so big and hard to fit in your hand……
    Oh well gotta go and fix the typo “comfessions” I discovered in the title to this post.
    ~ellie


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