Monday, February 11, 2008

Still Reading...

Sorry, it's been a slow week for reading. Lots of schoolwork, church work, activities with the kids, etc. However, I am reading Shannon Hale's The Goose Girl and I love it!

Did you get a chance to see Miss Austen Regrets? It has been my favorite thing on PBS so far this year. I loved the actress who played Jane. It just made her seem so real.

Also, go and check out Stephanie's The Written Word. She's running a contest for a free copy of The Friday Night Knitting Club. Just post a comment by midnight on Wednesday Feb. 13 and you are entered into the drawing. Stephanie writes great reviews, and this is a blog I recommend sticking into your Bloglines or Google Reader.

4 comments:

LisaRD said...

I watched Miss Austen Regrets and really loved it. I agree that the actress who played Jane was so talented and convincing. If I hadn't heard Gillian Anderson state at the beginning that it was fiction, I could take it for reality. I am sad though that her journals and personal letters were burned... will we ever know the true story?

Tricia said...

I wonder if Jane didn't want people to scrutinize her too closely, or if she didn't think anyone would care. I also wonder how seriously she took herself. Certainly I don't think she ever thought she would still be popular two hundred years later. Did you see Becoming Jane? It is interesting to compare/contrast the two. They looked at totally different parts of her life, but I liked them both.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for posting about my contest! I've added your name twice to the drawing. Good luck!

LisaRD said...

I haven't seen Becoming Jane yet, but I believe it's out on DVD today, so I'm excited to watch it. I think you are right--she seemed to keep all of her personal thoughts and feelings to herself and was pretty guarded about sharing them. How much of herself is manifested in her characters? I am so impressed with her ability to come up with so many different people, and with such detail. I haven't read too many of her works (although I plan to) but the ones I have read make my head swim a little trying to keep track of everyone. Her talents are just simply beyond comprehension!