You know... overboard?
Hi, my name is Shannon, here to do a guest post on Angie's blog. And I think I've OD'd on Jane Austen without realizing it.
The soundtrack to Emma has been in my minivan's CD player for the past two weeks, and I've been listening to it every once in awhile. But it put me in the mood to watch the movie, which I did last Thursday (why hello, Jeremy Northam!)
Then that got me thinking about watching the 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice... the one staring Colin Firth, which I've never seen. So I decided to add it to my Netflix queue...
Um yeah,... it's... already... in my Netflix queue.
As is the 2005 film version of Pride and Prejudice; the one with Kiera Knightley, which I have seen before (why hello, Matthew MacFadyen!)
As well as Regency House Party (I watched this when it originally aired on PBS... and wished I could have been a participant! Well, not so much for the matchmaking aspect, seeing as how I was/am a happily married woman. But to experience the Regency Period... how cool would that be?!!?!? Or maybe I'm the only one who thinks playing a game of whist while wearing an empire-waisted gown sounds like a good way to spend an evening...)
Oh, it doesn't stop with music and movies...
After recent trips to a local used bookstore and two national booksellers over the last week or so, I have the following stacked on my nightstand:
The Darcys and the Bingleys by Marsha Altman
Mr. Darcy's Diary and Mr. Knightley's Diary both by Amanda Grange (with a sticky note reminder to look for Colonel Brandon's Diary the next time I'm out at a bookstore)
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
Mr. Darcy's Daughters and The Second Mrs. Darcy by Elizabeth Aston
Austenland by Shannon Hale
Seriously, people. I think it's time for an intervention.