What??? What??? you're all asking.
I finally watched the Keira Knightley version of Pride & Prejudice! I noticed that it was on TV the other night and thought about watching it, but it was on a regular station and I didn't want it interrupted by commercials. So when I was in Walmart the other day, I noticed they had it there. I decided to go for it. Later that day a friend and I went out for dinner and then we went back to my place and watched it. She hadn't seen it either so it was a new experience for both of us. (and yes, she saw my 'library and was suitable impressed although I think she agrees that I have a wee small addiction)
So! What did I think of the movie?
I loved it! I'm going to have to watch it again soon because I don't know if it was because I didn't have the volume high enough or because of the accent or because Kiera Knightley just spoke so darn fast, but I didn't catch much of what she or the others were saying during the first part of the movie. But once I turned the volume up (d'oh) and kind of caught on to their speech patterns, what a wonderful movie it is. I'm glad I decided to buy it so now I can watch it again at my very own convenience any time I want. It makes a most excellent collection to my historical type DVD collection!
And of course what would a trip to the mall/Walmart be without also purchasing new books? I was really looking for Take Me by Lucy Monroe that Jazz of Santuary's Finest gave such a glowing review of. I knew I had seen it at Walmart! But damn it all - they didn't have any copies any more. Neither did the book store at the mall. So naturally I overcompensated in my dissapointment. Instead I got:
I go curious about this one after seeing Valeen's review at Turn Another Page.
I loved her last one.
I'm a bit behind on her books. I really enjoyed the first two but haven't read the one previous to this one.
OK - this one got me because of the cover and I was in overcompensation mode.
I've read her other books in this series and really enjoyed them. And hey! It's a Western!
One I picked up and then put back down was this one:
I love the cover but the back blurb made it sound annoying. Has anyone read it and what do you think? Any good?