Friday, March 16, 2007

My birthday is coming up...

You can get me this...

I think it is perfectly clear that I have a slight obsession with Jane Auten's Pride and Prejudice. I watched the A & E movie with my mom when I was in 8th grade, suffering from the chicken pox. And when I got into my sophomore year of high school, I read the actual book...and was hooked.

I mean, my awesome cat is named after the book's main man - Mr. Darcy.

So, you can believe I was ecstatic when I read the article from the NYT about this series of books that is out to help the reader understand the life and times Austen (and others) wrote in. The book helps explain what was actually meant by certain things mentioned.

Who knew that the reason Lydia kept saying "fun" was because that was that time's "awesome"? It gives it a whole new life!

I can't wait!

2 comments:

Thomas said...

Oh drat, and I thought you wanted some alone time with JT. Guess I'll have to call his people and cancel that one. Sucks too, because you have no idea how many favors I had to cash in to make that happen for you...

Hope you don't get 20 copies of that book!

Slave to the dogs said...

Annotated P&P - I'd be in heaven!

What about Bridget Jones? I love that whole play on P&P.

Happy birthday!