Monday, October 29, 2007

Currently Reading

Well, I finished My Horizontal Life: A collection of one night stands by Chelsea Handler. It was awesome!! I LOLed at quite a few points and loved reading about A good light quick read, and totally worth it!!!

Up next, Austenland by Shannon Hale. Here is a review from Publishers Weekly:

From Publishers Weekly
In 32-year-old singleton Jane Hayes's mind, no man in the world can measure up to Fitzwilliam Darcy—specifically the Fitzwilliam played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Jane is forced to confront her Austen obsession when her wealthy great-aunt Carolyn dies and leaves her an all-expenses-paid vacation to Pembrook Park, a British resort where guests live like the characters in Jane's beloved Austen novels. Jane sees the trip as an opportunity for one last indulgence of her obsession before she puts it "all behind her—Austen, men, fantasies, period," but the lines between reality and fiction become pleasantly blurred as Jane acclimates to the world of Spencer jackets and stringent etiquette rules, and finds herself torn between the Darcyesque Mr. Nobley and a forbidden tryst with Pembrook Park's gardener. Though the narrative is endlessly charming, Jane is convincing neither as a sarcastic single girl nor as a romantic idealist, and the supporting cast is underdeveloped. Nods to Austen are abundant in contemporary women's fiction, and an intriguing setup and abundant wit are not enough to make this one stand out. (June)
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I've never read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, but that's not a requirement for this book. So far, Austenland is a pretty good chick lit read.

1 comment:

janineb said...

you have never read Pride and Prejudice. Egads! I demand you march over to the fiction section right now and start reading!
Please please tell me you have at least watched the BBC mini-series? If not, there should be a special weekend 6 hour edition of FMKSHNS!