A-Z Book List: E for Emma

I am a huge Jane Austen Fan. I think it is a given for any romance book fan. Pride and Prejudice is one of my very favorites. I have a huge book which consists of all of Jane Austen’s novels and it is the size of a pillow. No one is able to hold the book and read it without getting carpal tunnel. I wasn’t clearly thinking straight when I ordered that book  🙂

Coming back to the book of the list.

Name: Emma by Jane Austen

Genre: Romance, Classics, Historical Fiction

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As much as I was awed by Elizabeth Bennett, I really wanted to strangle Emma from time to time. For her overbearing attitude and spoilt ways. I am a very emotional reader, so no wonder I got so pissed off her that I ended up giving 2 stars in Goodreads for this book 😀 It is a good book. The author wanted to show us what such a girl can do to her own life and that the lives of others around her. And she does come to her senses but still. I also have watched the BBC series for all the Jane Austen’s novel adaptations. They are really very well done and I enjoyed them as much as I did the books. One of those rare times when the book and the TV series gives you equal pleasure. The actress in that brings out the Emma of the book so well.

PS: Check out the rest of the A-Z Book list here

Reflection

IMG_4366“Reflection must be reserved for solitary hours; whenever she was alone, she gave way to it as the greatest relief; and not a day went by without a solitary walk, in which she might indulge in all the delight of unpleasant recollections.”
― Jane Austen

 

 

Romantic Weekend

Sorry, I mean Romantic movie weekend 😉

Watched two romance movies of totally different format. Spoilers Alert.

a) A Walk to Remember

Supposedly one of the very famous and to be watched romance movies. I am not sure if I would agree to that. But yes, it is a very clean and neat young adult romance movie, which is sort of uplifting in a way. Here is the young chap who gets into all sort of trouble and is given community service and ends up being with the daughter of the Reverend. This young girl who is sweet as sugar transforms his way (not in many but in some at least) and makes him want to be a better person. When all things go well for them, that is when he learns that she has leukemia and will not be able to survive for long. They both have a pleasant journey (where they even get married) and after some time she passes away, only to leave him with her smile and hope that she will be there watching out for him. He feels and realizes the love that she left in him and goes ahead with his life to fulfill his dreams.

A love that uplifts human spirit and hope. Who can resist that and if that girl is as cute as a Mandy Moore, there is simply no chance. Man , she has a great voice. I really loved her singing. Typically girlish and sweet.

A typical Nicholas Sparks novel, which may not have a happily ever after ending, but with a happy ending nevertheless.

b) Lost in Austen

This one is a surprise. A total surprise. What would happen if you get into the world of Elizabeth Bennett and William Darcy in 21st century. What if your action screws up the best ever love story women worship all over (I am not sure how many men like it, so it is safe to stay with women in this matter. No offense) What if you had a chance to be with Darcy, will you leave this and go back to their times. It is a crazy movie. That much is for sure. I couldn’t stop laughing out loud in places where Miss Amanda Price tries to steer the story as per the book and ends up doing the opposite of it and totally messes it up. Worse, Elizabeth Bennett likes it here in the 21st century and she wants to come back when Amanda Price wants to stay with Darcy, yes, they both fall in love.

Amanda Price is totally crazy about Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (which woman isn’t) and one day she ends up seeing Elizabeth in her bathroom and then finds out a door from there to Austen’s world. She enters only to find that Elizabeth was left behind and they have switched places. All hell break loose for her and even though the story goes a little bit according to the book, it still deviates a lot. Wichkam is the good guy here,  Jane marries Collins, Darcy falls in love with Amanda, Bingley elopes with Lydia. Yes , you name it. They (Amanda and Darcy) even come back to get Elizabeth back when her father is wounded.

Don’t look for logic of any sort. There isn’t. But, funny – yes, crazy – yes, cute – sure ( a little), Austen – a lot, love – sure, romance – a little less. Not a great movie but does give you a distraction from the usual ones and if you are a Jane Austen fan, you take whatever little is given of their world even if its meddled up and confused and utterly unbelievable. And yes that British Accent….

Have got one more movie lined up for the day, but in general, these two movies were a good time pass.