Here's a little round-up of some of my semi-recent Pride and Prejudice goodies and goals.
This picture is making me sad because I took it back in June and summer feels so over now. The Pride and Prejudice zipper pouch from Out of Print was a birthday gift from a dear friend. I was testing out my son's Kindle earlier in the summer and was using the pouch as a makeshift case. I've returned his Kindle now and am trying to figure out what's worthy enough to be regularly zipped inside the P&P case. Certainly nothing lame like receipts or coupons or feminine products.
This photo is even older, taken on my 41st birthday back in March. Another dear friend had won a Goodreads Giveaway advance reader's edition of Curtis Sittenfeld's Eligible. She sent it to me after she read it, and I saved it for a birthday treat. I spent almost the entire day devouring Eligible (and the KIND bar and fountain DC pictured). Twas glorious to spend the day reading, especially a novel I found familiar and refreshing at the same time. Some of Sittenfeld's updates worked better for me than others (Mrs. Bennett as shopping addict really, really worked for me), and I had so much fun seeing her contemporary take on this beloved novel. Plus, Eligible was set in Cincinnati, my hometown, and I had the pleasure of knowing that Elizabeth's running routes in the book were the same as my early twenties power-walking routes (during which I listen to audiobooks, including the Flo Gibson-narrated Pride and Prejudice); the thrill of picturing Mark Darcy (Colin Firth incarnation, obvs) at Skyline Chili; and the delight of seeing a place and book I love intersect. Thank you, Curtis Sittenfeld, another Cincy gal, for doing the novel and city justice!
Speaking of Curtis Sittenfeld, here's a screenshot of a Sara Sliger's Twitter Feed as she's giving props to Eligible. Sliger mentions Bridget Jones as a "great modernization" and also references "that Mormon version, which I loved." How did I not know of the existence of Pride and Prejudice: A Latter-Day Comedy? My library doesn't have the DVD, and I haven't figured out if I can stream it somehow, but it's on my to-watch list for sure now.
Terrible photo quality above, but that's what happens when you take a iphone photo at 10:26 p.m. My friend Natalie, also a P&P superfan, put Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer's The Season on her Goodreads shelf a couple of months back. I've since seen some positive buzz about the book and decided I'd try it. Pride and Prejudice reboot (YA, I think?) -- Texas soccer star forced into debutante season. Tagline on cover: Debutantes. Debauchery. Disaster. Come on, I have to see for myself. I'll update you once I've read it.
Any P&P goodies or goals on your radar? Please share.