Monday, January 24, 2011

Pride, Prejudice and a Kobo.

1.23.11 : 23/365
(This picture was taken and blog started yesterday, but as I mentioned briefly then, I would probably only get this posted today.)

"In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you." -Mr. Darcy.

A short while ago I decided that I would like to read, either for the first time, or by going back to something I choked my way through in school, the literary classics. I love books. I love turning pages and reading from something substantial. As neat as I find them, I just don't think that I could 'get into' an e-reader because that would rob me of all my page turning glory. On that note though, a hundred classics come pre-loaded on the Kobo, and of all things, I thought that was pretty cool. I've never been a fan of borrowing books, as I generally like to own what I read, and stare at it all pretty like on the bookshelf after, but I honestly don't ever see myself purchasing a hundred classic novels (as I mentioned earlier, I normally read fluff). Cut to the Kobo smartphone app, and my having downloaded it for my blackberry, how exciting! This allows me to download whatever I want that I don't necessarily want to own in hardcopy and I didn't have to buy the reader to do it. My kind of deal! (that includes the free ones too)

As you may have guessed from the quote above, my first read was 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austin. I mentioned that this would be a review but the reality is that this was a classic so you've probably read it, if you haven't though- you must. In addition to reading this story over the last few days, I have also watched the BBC adaptation from 1995, with the best dang Mr. Darcy eva, and the movie from 2005. I'm obsessed.

From the Chapters website;

“Few have failed to be charmed by the witty and independent spirit of Elizabeth Bennet. Her early determination to dislike Mr. Darcy is a prejudice only matched by the folly of his arrogant pride. Their first impressions give way to true feelings in a comedy profoundly concerned with happiness and how it might be achieved.”

I don’t really know what else to say; I love, Love, LOVED this story. I truly wish I had read it sooner.

With all this talk of blue soup and now all of this Pride and Prejudice schtuff, I am dying to watch Bridget Jones... (Oh, you didn’t know there was a connection??)




Janny A. said...

Le Sigh, as much as I tried SO HARD, I just can't get into this book... Not sure why, it has everything I usually love, but I can't read the darned thing! I'll have to start again soon me thinks.

Alison Hobbs said...

I've just been reading another love-triumphs-in-the-end English nineteenth century classic: "Dr Thorne" by Anthony Trollope. You might enjoy that one too.

clarkmilitos said...

I have been OBSESSED with that BBC version for years!!! I've got my girls hooked fact Sofie just whispered to me when i walked in the door: "do you think we could watch a little P&P tonight?" - music to my ears!!!

Rymistri@la vie en fuchsia said...

heck yes!! LOVE all of this!!!

(except that you haven't been able to get into Janny... you don't know what you're missing!! Try watching the BBC version first, you'll be hooked!)