It should be mentioned here that I love reading advice columns. It's always nice to know that someone else is having bigger problems than me. Back when I my local paper carried Miss Manners, that was my go-to column, just because I've always loved the style of it. The paper has since stopped carrying Miss Manners (for… Continue reading An Austenesque Advice Column
Nicely done, Fitzwilliam Darcy. A classy proposal, on all counts. You ticked off all the boxes here: insulted the lady, insulted her family, insulted her way of life--and you snuck in a few words of undying love. Well done. How on Earth could any lady resist? Let's review: You started off pretty well--shocked the lady… Continue reading Today in Pride and Prejudice: Really, Darcy? REALLY?
When is the last time you said that? This is a rare occurrence in movies, and I find myself casting about for titles, but I promised to deliver, and deliver I shall. My criteria here is simple: I had to like the movie more than the book. Granted, if I thought the book was awful,… Continue reading “The Book Was (not) Better”
How often have we all heard or spoken that line? Be it a classic or a New York Times Bestseller, the movie rarely lives up to our lofty ideals. It's not a new thing, either. Following is a list of movies, which, in my opinion did not live up to their books, starting with-gasp!-Pride and… Continue reading “The Book Was Better”
Dear reader, you recognize that line, don't you? I haven't posted any Today in P&P lately...shame on me. I intend to remedy that, however. On November 27, Mr. Collins proposed to Lizzy. Prior to that, on the 20th, we were first introduced to Wickham. Oh, and Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy danced. As you can see,… Continue reading Today in Pride and Prejudice-You Must Make Lizzy Marry Mr. Collins!
In all fairness, the title should read, "This Week in Pride and Prejudice," because starting on the 12th, all Hell seems to break loose in the Bennet household, Jane is invited to Netherfield. And, by a clever (and mildly insane) plan of Mrs. Bennet's, nearly dies. Oh, wait:This covers about the 12th through the 14th, at… Continue reading Today in Pride and Prejudice-A Slough of Events
Suppose that the Bennet household had a communal shopping list tacked up on a wall somewhere. Very un-Jane Austen, I know, but it helps get my point across. Suppose that various family members wrote down what they wanted purchased, allowing us a glimpse into their lives. This is unfortunately a file, because WordPress' selection of fonts is… Continue reading Family Shopping List