Thursday, June 4, 2009

Lost in Austen on DVD

I know we're supposed to post about books and get-togethers here, but I just had to tell everyone about this fantastic (book-related) movie.
They ran this on KUED recently, but as I missed the first couple episodes (it's almost 3 hours, so they ran it as a mini-series), I had to get this on my Netflix.

If you are a fan of Jane Austen, especially Pride & Prejudice, you MUST see this movie!

Basic plot-line: Pride & Prejudice is Amanda Price's favorite novel. She'd rather stay at home alone reading about Elizabeth and Darcy than spend an evening with her boyfriend. One evening, she discovers a door in her apartment that leads into the Bennet home, and meets Elizabeth Bennet. Next things she knows, she's somehow swapped places with Elizabeth, coming in at the very beginning of the novel, and Elizabeth is living in present-day London. Elizabeth has no intention of coming back, so Amanda must try to keep events flowing as they should, all the while trying to re-open the door and get back to her own reality.
So many great plot twists and unexpected moments, details of the characters lives we have never known before. LOVED this movie!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Small Crowd

Not many of us were there, but we still had a good time. We had dinner at Iggy's and then visited on a patch of lawn in front of Laurel's work (just across the street from dinner). Thanks for the fun night girls! We missed all of you who couldn't make it! Hopefully next month we'll have a better turn out.