I am not going to lie Pride and Prejudice was one of the hardest books I read but I did enjoy reading it. It was just the difference in eras but that is one of the fun things about Pride and Prejudice, is that it has with stood the test of time. Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett have a love story kinda like Rhett and Scarlett’s, in the fact that you just can’t help falling in love with it yourself. Between Gone With the Wind and Pride and Prejudice I really am never going to find Mr. Right because I feel like my Mr. Right needs to be part Rhett Butler and part Mr. Darcy. A few of the Pride and Prejudice veriations/continuations I have enjoyed over the years inculde: Letters from Pemberley, The Darcys & The Bingleys, Pemberley Ranch, and Eligible to name a few. It is amazing the number of books/stories that have come to life from Pride and Prejudice. I am looking forward to another one arriving today from Amazon, Pride and Prejudice and Cheese Grits. It sounds almost perfect to me Pride and Prejudice meets Gone With the Wind but more modern. I am always up for a good southern read.
Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite movies. My favorite version is probably the BBC version with Colin Firth. I like the newer version too with Keira Knightley. I love Colin Firth to begin with but that version seems to follow the book more. But Keria Knightly was wonderful as Elizabeth Bennett. It was actaully that version I saw frist that made me fall in love with Pride and Prejudice. Then I read the book and then saw the Colin Firth movie. Don’t get me wrong the Keira Knightly version is good and I like it if I want a quick P&P fix but for this Southern Belle Colin Firth will always be Mr. Darcy. I really thought Death comes to Premberly was good too but that is a whole different ballgame.
Each year I like to have a reading challenge. This year I am doing that Kindle Love Stories Challenge that I have been sharing with you. I already have in mind what I think I would like to do for next year. Each month next year I would like to read a book that I should have read in my youth but didn’t. I have a few ideas but I was wondering if you had any ideas too. Now I have read To Kill a Mockingbird, The Grapes of Wrath, Pride and Prejudice, and even Animal Farm. So those are off the list. Some of my ideas are Little Women, The Red Badge of Courage, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and The Scarlet Letter. Even these are not set in stone.