Monday, July 16, 2007

Obsessed


I admit it - I have been completely and totally obsessed with Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in all forms lately. I've been watching the movies, all three versions, for the past couple of weeks and then on Friday night, I had to read the book again. I even risked waking up my children (we have books stored under their beds as we do not have enough bookshelves to store all of our books) to find this book. I brought out all of the boxes of books (I did wake up Baby N) and finally in the last box (of course) I found all of my Austen novels except Pride and Prejudice! Aaack! Dissappointed, I contemplated going to Wal-Mart at midnight in my pajamas to get a copy. Patience prevailed, and instead I headed for the mall on Saturday and picked up this lovely little hardback copy (don't you think that print on the cover would make a great fabric?) and immediately started devouring it. I cannot get enough! I'm not sure what sparked this obsession - maybe a visit to one of my dear friends who started a group that dresses up in Regency Clothing (she makes her own - I'll have to feature it here sometime) and gets together monthly for social dancing from the period, or maybe it's just that all of the good TV shows are on hiatus for the summer and I have moved on to something different. Whatever it is, I'm enjoying it and now I'm trying to figure out a way to get it into my sewing. I'll let you know what I come up with on that end. Anyone else a bit obsessed with Ms. Austen?

UPDATE: I just found this via sk*rt. I can't wait!

p.s. I've had several new visitors come to visit in the past few days. Welcome! I'm so glad you came! I'd love to respond to all of your comments by e-mail, but blogger does not require that you provide, or show your e-mail address. You can however, change your settings so that it will show. Find out how here. And if you're a fellow blogger, I will usually visit and leave you a comment within a few days of your comment.

9 comments:

Christina said...

I've been meaning to make my e-mail public and kept forgetting about it. Thanks for the reminder! I immediately went to my profile and took care of it. :)

Karyn said...

I don't blame you one little bit for being "obsessed" with P&P!!! Colin Fith, be still my heart!

Shaka said...

i'm a bit afraid to admit it but i know NOTHING of pride and prejudice! sorry. but i guess i should read the book or at least see the movie since so many people enjoy it so much!

Shaka said...

i'm back. i linked to your info about the email address and all. i'm going to see what i can figure out. thanks. i've wondered about that because i'll ask people question and wonder how i could get an answer. i was feeling incomplete in this whole communication thing. blah blah blah- i'm trying to say thank you for the thought!

Sarah said...

Oh I LOVE Jane Austin! Her stories are so quick and lovely. I have the Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice (on VHS) and have been known to watch the whole thing in a day. Usually while sewing. Sense and Sensibility is also one of my favs. How great is Emma Thompson??

Pieces said...

I am so excited about the Masterpiece Theater thing! I hadn't heard about it before. Won't it be great! I go through phases like that too--where I have to consume Austen in all her different forms. I have to watch the Colin Firth P&P at least twice a year or I start to twitch a little. :)

Lori said...

Love, love, love Jane Austen. P&P is my favorite. Just found your blog and I am enjoying it!

Julia said...

Thanks for the Austen/MP Theater info. Looking forward! Enjoyed finding your blog.

Rochelleht said...

So obsessed, that my girlfriends and I took a trip to England to see all the places the latest movie was filmed.