Why did no one INSIST I read Pride & Prejudice? You guys are mean.
I've been working on a few projects around the house (posts on that later). They require time, not thinking, so I downloaded a couple of books to listen to as I worked. As my FIL says, I paid someone to read them to me.
The first was The Sweetness At The Bottom of the Pie. It was this month's book club at the Smart Remarks Book Club and I knew that if I did not listen to it, it would never get read. Delightful. And it made the tedium of painting my walls almost enjoyable.
So, when I finished my first project and started the second I decided it had to include another audio book. I don't know if I was on an english accent kick or what, but I figured, for some random reason, that now was the time to delve into the world of Jane Austen. A world I know NOTHING about. No books have I read, no movies have I seen.
I loved this book.
I now get it.
The beauty is how applicable it is to society today. I swear I could name someone from my own life who mirrors every character in that book. It made me laugh. It made me sigh repeatedly. It made me wish I were one of the sisters of the Longbourne estate. I am positively in love with their father. Hilarious.
So here are my questions for those of you more well versed in the world of Miss Jane Austen:
1) I now want to watch one of the movies, of course. So which one do I watch first?
The BBC version (I think it's, like 8 hours long).
Or the Keira Knightly one? (I'm sure Markie is biased toward this one)
And are there others I don't know about?
2) How long should I wait to read this?
Like, I'm sure it's funny if you grew up on P&P. But, as a newbie, should I let the original sink in for a while before taking on this? Lemme know.
3) Which Jane Austen should I read next? Emma? Sense & Sensibility?
I await your advice on the matter.
Regards, etc, etc.
Miss Landee of Landerson Estate.