First impressions of Jane Austen:
We still fall for at least one bad boy in our lifetime.
We still play hard to get.
We still get jealous.
We still fall in love. In exactly the same way as we always have.
I also watched the movie last night, the recent one starring Keira Knightley, and I have to say I was skeptical about it. I'm not the biggest fan of Keira - she's too skinny and pouty in my opinion - and she was not who I imagined Elizabeth to look like while I was reading the book. I also feared the story would be tainted by passionate Hollywood kisses. But Keira exceeded my expectations and after the first ten minutes, she was Elizabeth. And there was not one kiss, although I was a tad nervous when Elizabeth and Mr Darcy finally declared their love for each other at the end, but it didn't happen and, although I'm a fan of Hollywood kisses, it just wasn't necessary for this story - ironic really, considering it's a love story on so many different levels. All the other actors were just brilliant too, pretty much what I imagined while reading the book - wasn't Mrs Bennet the funniest old lady?!
So that's two down, 98 to go on my 100 books in 5 years mission. Don't think I'll be reading any more Jane Austen for awhile - it's hard work - but I will eventually read all six of her books. So have you read Jane Austen? Thoughts?