Friday, February 27, 2009
Here you can get a sneak peak of the new Marvel Comics Pride and Prejudice. Nancy Butler, a two-time Rita Award Winner and artist Hugo Petrus has created this comic book, which tells the story of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. At the website Butler states that she has tried to keep the story as it is, but just modernizing the language she has made it easier to understand.
Before March 3rd you can order all the five issues to you door with $19.95. Shipping is free to United States, I think shipping rates out of States depends about the country. This is very good offer, but remember to be fast, march 3rd comes soon!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I am watching Lost in Austen...again. I just finished with the 1st episode and I think I will watch the 3 remaining episodes today also. Can't wait for the "lake scene". :D Elliott Cowan is such a hottie as Mr. Darcy.
I watched Bridget Jones' Diaries this morning. I love that movie. I can watch it over and over again even tho I have seen it many times. Colin is amazing as Mark Darcy. I can see the same facial impressions that he uses in Pride and Prejudice 1995.
My mom brings me today a movie called Silk with Keira Knightley. I am really looking forward to it. I think I will blog something about it after watching it... probably tomorrow because today I will watch Lost in Austen.
I am still sick, but I think my fever is finally going down. I still have to be absent from school tomorrow. Next week will be the winter break, so I will have the whole week free from school. I am really happy about that, I will have time to read books and hopefully my health gets better so I can go to the city. And I think I will go and cut my hair next week. I just need to find a proper hairmodel first.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Who is Your Jane Austen Boyfriend/Husband:
You Scored as Edward Ferrars
Your lover is like Edward Ferrars of Sense & Sensibility. He is quiet, respectful, and honorable. Once you know him, he's very affectionate, caring, and helpful - willing to sacrifice much for love
Great, even tho I think Edward is pretty boring character. Tilney scored the second best... I really prefer him more. ;)
You Scored as William Elliot
You could fall prey to an Elliot! While he may appear to be extremely agreeable, you will find he is political in order to achieve a position. He will use women to get what he is after.
If You Can't have a Jane Austen Hero, How about...
You Scored as Captain Tilney
How about Captain Tilney, from Northanger Abbey? He is a shameless flirt and may be a bit reckless in his adventures at times, but he may lured by the right person.
Oh, yes please! ;D Too bad Mr. Collins is not an option, I would have wanted him more than anything. :D Okay, I'm just kidding.
You Scored as Pride & Prejudice
Your family is most like the Bennets of Pride & Prejudice. Discipline, propriety, and rationale are not always present, but your family is full of good humor and not lacking in sisterly affection.
I think it was that for tonight. I really need to get to bed and make myself feel a little bit better. I hope tomorrow will be better day concerning my health. :)
Today I started to read The 13th Tale and I love it so far. I also watched Emma with Gwyneth...again. Tomorrow I think I will watch Jane Eyre or Pride and Prejudice. :) I have not watched Pride and Prejudice '95 since January. I think now would be a good time to watch it again.
I also made Who's Your Jane Austen Mother? test and here is my results:
You Scored as Mrs. Norris
Mrs. Norris from Mansfield Park is your mother! She loves efficiency, even if it means treating you like a servant. She most likely bosses you around incessantly. You need long walks to escape her!
|Mrs. Norris|| ||92%|
|Mrs. Gardiner|| ||75%|
|Lady Russel|| ||67%|
|Mrs. Bennet|| ||58%|
|Lady Bertram|| ||50%|
|Mrs. Jennings|| ||50%|
|Lady Catherine|| ||42%|
|Mrs. Dashwood|| ||33%|
|Miss Bates|| ||33%|
|Mrs. Allen|| ||25%|
I CANNOT BELIEVE MY RESULTS! Mrs. Norris is the Jane Austen character I dislike the most.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The book tells Pride and Prejudice through Darcy's diary.
After reading this book I love Darcy even more. I do not know how that is possible, because my love towards Darcy is already so deep. LOL. :) He is the most amazing man in the world. :)
I am very interested to read Mr. Darcy's Diary by Amanda Grange. I want to compare with one is better. I just looked from play.com for Mr. Darcy's Diary and I think at the same time I will order Mr. Knightley's and Mr. Bertram's Diaries.
Tonight I will start to read 13th Tale or a book by Ann Radcliffe. I will have to consider which one to read first. :)
Persuasion 2007 is amazing. I totally love it! Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion made 21st century are all marvelous. Sense and Sensibility is also good, but it really do not like the story that much.
I love the fact in Persuasion that Wentworth still loves Anne after so many years and after she turned him down. And Captain Wentworth looks gorgeous in this adaptation. I am eager to read Captain Wentworth's Diary, but I think I will re-read Persuasion first. I am speechless, the movie made me cry.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sadly this quiz is only for the ladies. :)
You Scored as Elinor Dashwood
As Marianne's older sister, Elinor lives at the other end of the emotional spectrum. She rarely reveals her intense feelings and is more concerned with being honest and loyal than having what she deserves. Even though her intentions are pure, she sets herself up for loss by constantly placing other people before her own needs. Overall, Elinor is gentle and rational but is just as capable of radical emotions (despite her withholding them) as her sister.
|Elinor Dashwood|| ||88%|
|Elizabeth Bennet|| ||81%|
|Emma Woodhouse|| ||56%|
|Lady Catherine|| ||53%|
|Charlotte Lucas|| ||53%|
|Jane Bennet|| ||44%|
|Marianne Dashwood|| ||31%|
Personally I think Elinor is the most boring Austen heroine, but yeah, maybe I am a little like Elinor. But I also think there is a lot of Elizabeth Bennet in me. At least I am trying to find my own Darcy. I would love to be like Fanny Price, but I am to mean to be like her. :) She is so nice and kind to everyone.
I just watched Northanger Abbey 2007 and I really liked it.
I especially liked the fact that I started to like Mr. Henry Tilney a little bit more than after reading the book. I guess seeing him "alive" made me think well of him. I love the way he teases Catherine, and I think JJ Feild made good Tilney.
I am really planning to buy this as a DVD to my own collection.
I think tomorrow I will watch Persuasion 2007 and see do I like it better than the 1990's one. :)
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I just love that movie. It is not at all like the book, but I love it as a movie. The end when Edmund admits his love to Fanny is probably one of the most romantic movie scenes ever.
I am currently reading Mr. Darcy's Diary by Maya Slater. I think I have read about 40 pages of it and I am really enjoying it. It is nice to see the Pride and Prejudice with Darcy's eyes. After Mr. Darcy's diary I think I will start to read 13th Tale, because I have heard a great deal of its greatness.
But this was just a little update during my reading process. I will get back to the business when I am ready with the book I am reading now. :)
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
This was my second time reading Northanger Abbey and I think this time I got more out of it. First time I read Northanger Abbey years ago in English, and that time my english sucked. Now, when my English is better I could have read it in English, but this time I chose to read in Finnish, just for a change.
I like Catherine as a character. She is funny.
Henry Tilney is a little dissappoinment to me. I have fell in love with all the other Austen heroes, but Tilney just don't make it. He seems very polite and gentlemenlike, but I just don't see any romantic side at him. I understand, that Catherine is really fond of him etc. but I just don't really get much out of the love story between Catherine and Tilney. I think the love between them is not the main idea in the book.
I liked the story and the way it was translated in Finnish. Really good story, but not my Austen favorite. :)
I want to see the movie/TV adaptation next because I haven't seen it yet and that guy looks pretty hot! :)
There is many sequels written to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and Mr. Darcy Presents his Bride is one of them. Most of the sequels are not part of the collection in the library of my city, but I found this book by "accident" when I was searhing books with a word 'Mr. Darcy'.
The story in the book takes place mainly to the time after Darcy and Elizabeth has married. It starts from the point when they are still at Longbourn. Elizabeth and Darcy, Jane and Bingley are married at the same seremony and after it Mr. and new Mrs. Darcy leaves first to Pemberley and from here to London. In London Elizabeth must find new friends and make a entrance to the society as Mrs. Darcy.
The book is a lot about Elizabeth and her new acquitances, but it also tells more about Kitty, Georgiana Darcy, Jane etc. and represents new characters like Mr. Turner.
I really liked this book. I just kept missing some more details about the life of Elizabeth and Darcy. The next P&P sequel I will read will probably be Mr. Darcy's Diary by Maya Slater.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I got out of school early, so I decided to watch Mansfield Park 1999, because i had heard from so many that it is worth of watching.
And they were right.
I really liked it, even tho it wasn't like the book either.
Only thing I didn't like was the fact,that in this movie Mary Crawford was pictured more "evil" that Mrs. Norris is. But I have to say I do not like Mary Crawford as a character, so it did not bother me that much in the end.
Fanny is charming, maybe even better than Billie Piper in 2007 version.
Edmund is handsome, like in the 2007 version, so I cannot not say which actor I liked more.
This was a nice little Austen boost for my day, now I will have to do my homework for tomorrow.
Tomorrow I will go to the movies with my mom to see the new Finnish movie. I am really excited, tho I am a little prejudiced, because I normally do not like Finnish movies.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Mansfield Park is Jane Austen's novel written between 1812 and 1814.
The main character is Fanny Price, a poor family's girl who moves to Mansfield Park to live with her aunt's family. She has four cousins; Tom, Edmund, Maria and Julia, and she is always threated as a inferior to them. Only her cousin Edmund threats her as equal, which makes Edmund Fanny's dearest friend, and person she deeply loves.
When the children are grown up, Sir Thomas, the father of the children leaves abroad to take care of his businesses. Just after his leave Henry Crawford and his sister Mary move to the parsonage near Mansfield Park to live with their stepsister and her husband.
First Mary is very determined to marry Tom, while Henry is flirting with both Maria and Julia.
Maria is engaged to Mr. Rushworth, so basicly Henry is for Julia.
When Maria and Rushworth gets married after Sir Thomas is back, Julia leaves to London with Mr and Mrs. Rushworth and Fanny is then the only young lady in Mansfield Park.
Sir Thomas becomes really fond of Fanny, and he starts to take care of her more.
After Maria and Julia has left, Henry Crawford tells to her sister,that he determined to propose Fanny. Fanny do not accept his hand, because she is secretly in love with her cousin Edmund.
Edmund is blindly in love with Mary and does not see her flaws. Edmund is to be a clergy man, and Mary does not approve clergy men.
In the end, Maria leaves her new husband and home and runs away with Henry Crawford. Also Julia has got married with Mr. Yates, old friend of Tom's. Edmund has also realized that the picture of Mary which is inside his head is really Fanny. It is Fanny who took care of his mother and stayed loayl to Sir Thomas.
Edmund and Fanny gets married and they move to the parsonage near Mansfield Park.
Mansfield Park is my favorite Austen book after Pride and Prejudice for many reasons. I really like Fanny as a character. She is loyal and respectful, but also smart by her own way. She has learned a lot from her cousin Edmund. Edmund is my second favorite Austen hero after Darcy. I think the way Edmund threats Fanny is so loving, but also brotherly. I love to think, that all the time Edmund was thinking of Mary he was really thinking ofd Fanny.
Sometimes I feel bad for Henry Chawford, because I really think he loved Fanny. But I understand why Fanny did not accept his proposal, she knew she would not be happy in a marriage with Henry. She believed, that in the end her love for Edmund will win.
Mansfield Park is one of those books I can read again and again and again. Just like all the other Austen books too. I have said this many times, but Austen was genious writer and Mansfield Park is a genenious, amazing piece of literature.
Today I bought Mansfield Park and Jane Eyre from Anttila.
I had to watch Mansfield Park right away.
I really liked it, even tho it was not like the book.
I started to love Edmund Bertram more.
Mrs. Norris was too not annoying in the movie. In the book and in the 1980's adaptation she is super annoying, I hate her so much! She is such a pain in the ass.
And Edmund's actor is something smokin'! Look at him! He is soooo hot!