Hello, all. I must start off by acknowledging how I did not blog anything yesterday. I have set a goal for myself to write something small everyday and that is the reason for my Daily Writing Prompts. I missed my deadlines and for those of you who actually enjoy to read them I am sorry for letting you down.
However, before you become to harsh on the matter, I will say this in my defense, I am regularly plagued by migraines. For those of you who do not suffer from migraines I pray you never become acquainted with them as I have. The whole of yesterday, from the moment I woke, until I was forced to block out all light and sound early afternoon I was lying down and dare I not move. So, occasionally, I will be unable to write due to my migraines which happen more often than not. However, this is not the reason I’m blogging at the moment.
If I have not before expressed my love for Jane Austen I profusely apologize. I saw the 2005 adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, starring Keira Knightly and Matthew Macfayden, when I was still in middle school. I believe I was an early sixth grader when I watched the movie. Seeing that movie introduced me to the world of Jane Austen. I soon searched my school library, the very next day actually, to see if we had a copy and sure enough we did. I checked it out, read it within the week, and fell absolutely in love with the story of Pride & Prejudice. I have read it several times since then, keep the movie on constant replay when I am studying, or need background noise for what have you, and have several different copies of the book. (Have I mentioned my book hoarding tendencies?)
I have only read a couple of Jane Austen’s work, but believe you me I am working on reading through them all. Persuasion is my second favorite next to Pride & Prejudice. As I was reading through Persuasion, I berated my Facebook page with quotes that called out to me during my reading. I’m sure I annoyed all of my friends with the constant quotes, but I cared not, for I was sharing the words of Jane Austen.
I tend to have a bit of an online shopping habit. I am a frequent supporter of Amazon. The other day I was browsing through their journal selection (again part of my hoarding habits.) and somehow when I search through the journals I always end up on Pride & Prejudice paraphernalia. I came across something that I just absolutely couldn’t resist buying.
What you see there is a Pride and Prejudice poster. Not only does it have the silhouette of Mr. Darcy and Miss. Elizabeth Bennett themselves, but the columns you see surrounding their silhouettes are the words of Pride & Prejudice . The columns are the book in its entirety! I don’t know how I’ve lived this long without this poster!
A close up of one of the columns. It catches my breath every time I look at it and I can’t wait to see the poster hung in my dorm room this fall term! I am itching to read Pride & Prejudice again, but I need to finish my current reading project first.
For those of you who are unaware of Pride & Prejudice or for those of you who have just turned your nose up at the thought of reading Jane Austen’s work due to the fact that she wrote these in the 1800’s, you are missing out on an incredible story and an amazing example of literature that will last through the ages.
Also, the newest ‘rumors’ flying around twitter is that Jane Austen is to replace the current face on the euro 10 bill! Good work Jane Austen. Writers of today can only hope to achieve everything you have. I know you are one of my greatest writing idols!