Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mr. Darcy's Diary

Ever wonder what was going on inside of Mr. Darcy's head during Pride and Prejudice? I know I have. Well, here's a treat, Mr. Darcy's Diary by Amanda Grange let's you know just what she thinks he was thinking about.
I really enjoyed this book, although I'm not sure it's 100% accurate to who I imagine Mr Darcy to be. ;) But then..we all have our own idea of him, don't we? So, fairly, this is Amanda's.
I found this book really entertaining and most of the time I forgot I wasn't actually reading his real diary.
There's also several pages of Darcy and Lizzie's life at Pemberley after they're married which was fun!
So pour yourself a cup of tea, fluff the cushions on your favorite wing back chair and enjoy the blazing fire while being...perhaps a bit intrusive? And read Mr. Darcy's Diary. I hope you shall enjoy it.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Little Women

I just wanted to let you know that I am still here reading away at my new copy of Little Women that I got for Christmas! Oh, I love it so much. I love the ribbon bookmark and the feel of the pages is delicious. You know how some paper is just soothing to look at and to touch? Well, the pages in this book are silky smooth and have a perfect thickness. :) Thanks "Marmee" for giving it to me!

I am currently reading the part of the book that makes me cry. And I will most likely cry through every chapter until the end. Why do I like this book? Why would I like something that makes me cry for 11 chapters straight? Because it is so real. I think that Mrs. Alcott perfectly describes the feelings that all the girls go through. It is constantly reminding me of...well, me. :) Each girl has something about her that I understand, either because they are like me, my mom or one of my sisters. Of course, it's not all sad. But so touching and beautiful.

Is anyone else reading this book right now? What part are you at? What is your favorite part so far?

I hope that all of you are having a lovely January.