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The Importance of Being Darcy

So I went to see the new Pride & Prejudice film with my cousins tonight. We had to drive up to Salt Lake to see it as it was not released in any theaters "down here." It was well worth the trip. The show was sold out and it became immediately apparent that every person in that dark, cozy theater loved Jane Austen and Pride & Prejudice as much as we did. Together, as an audience, we laughed loudly at Mr. Collins' overwhelming smallness. Together we smiled fondly at Mr. Darcy's stilted attempts to interact with Bennet women besetting him from all sides. Together we recited silently the lines we know so well, hearing the echoes in our heads of other actors, other productions, the voices in our heads the first time we read the book. The result was an almost palpable feeling of camraderie. I laughed more at this film than I have any of the others. And I was sadder to see it end. However much you love Greer Garson or Jennifer Ehle. Whether you prefer Laurence Oli

Cover Art for Books I Have Been. Waiting. For. Forever.


A Month of Reading: October

The best reads of the past month: Sorcery & Cecilia , or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher A Great & Terrible Beauty and Rebel Angels by Libba Bray Best rereads of the past month: How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff Club Dead by Charlaine Harris Persuasion by Jane Austen

The A List

I'm compiling a list of authors whose entire body of work I adore. This means not one sub par volume in the lot. I adore several authors who have only written one book (Meg Rosoff and Stephenie Meyer leap to mind) and so I wait to include them until their next books come out. Thus far the A List reads as follows: Lloyd Alexander Jane Austen Juliet Marillier Robin McKinley Sharon Shinn Mary Stewart Ellen Emerson White You never disappoint.