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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

LOST IN AUSTEN: What book would you like get lost in?

This weekend I found myself sitting on my couch with my bff, two small cartons of Ben & Jerry's, and Lost in Austen on mini-series on DVD. I mean, what girl doesn't want a little Darcy, Bingley, & Wickham in there weekend?

The plot centers around Amanda Price, who lives in present day London, with her lazy boyfriend Michael. When Amanda's life gets down, she escapes into the arms of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. One day, Amanda opens her bathroom door only to find her favorite heroin Elizabeth Bennett standing there. The two decide to swap lives. Amanda steps through a door in her bathroom, and finds herself plunged right into the beginning Pride and Prejudice. Amanda has to find her way through Ms. Austen's world, with out upsetting books time-line. Unfortunately, her visit does not go unnoticed by many of the male characters, and Amanda spends most of the movie trying to make sure that the right characters end up together.

I really loved this DVD. It was great seeing a fresh take on this Classical story. I also enjoyed finding out new details about old characters, that could only observed by Amanda. I particularly enjoyed the new look at Wickham and Mrs. Bennett's characters. This is a must have for all Jane Austen fans!

With Lost in Austen and books like Shannon Hale's Austenland, I started thinking to myself, "What book would I most like to find myself in?"

Since, Pride and Prejudice is already taken, I'll have to go with another of my favorites. I'd have to pick Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake Series. I mean I wouldn't switch places with Anita, cause I am pretty sure I would need her to protect me! I love the series mix of mythical creatures with the present day. I think Laurell K. Hamilton has done such an amazing job in her world building, that she makes the vamps and weres seem like they belong in St. Louis.

Tell me what book or series you would most like to be a part of?


Dharma Kurlind said...

I don't think I could handle living in Anita Blake's world. I wouldn't mind taking a vacation in a Louisana vampire town a la Sookie Stackhouse/ Jane Yellowrock. I wouldn't even mind something like Ana Strong's world, or Jin Blanco's. But honestly, I swear sometimes that I live in a Killy Norville universe, except no one's come out of the closet (so I suppose it would me more like Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld).

Kristina said...

I love this movie, I happened across it on Netflicks and I ended up asking for it on Christmas. such a great movie. PC Cast and the Goddess Divine series, I want to have one of the great mythological characters as my hunk of a man :)

Sapphire said...

I love this movie! I would like an escape to the tv show Supernatural, or Richelle Mead's Dark Swan series.