Saturday, February 7, 2009
I am absolutely addicted to all things Jane Austen. I re-read the books (at least, my favorite parts) at least once a year, and this year I've discovered that nearly all the movies are on Netflix. I think my family wishes I hadn't discovered this, because I spend far too much time watching them. Last year the BBC put out new versions of several of the stories--I like their version of Sense and Sensibility much better than the 1995 one (mostly because, as much as I like Emma Thompson, she was just too old). I've mentioned before that I loved their Northanger Abbey, as well. And I'm torn over which version of Pride and Predjudice I like more, so I usually watch bits of both.
Lately, I've also revisted my older obsession--Anne of Green Gables and every other story written by L.M. Montgomery (who wasn't actually that great of a writer, but she made great stories). I found some of the books online, and I'm trying to track down the movies of Emily of New Moon and Jane of Lantern Hill. That's just what I need--more ways to spend my time other than cleaning house!