Book Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

 

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice kindle

Reading Challenge Category: A book at least 100 years older than you.

Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Format: Kindle and Audiobook

Rating: 5 of 5.

One of my Favorite Quotes: “How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

Comments:

This book is a Classic and a most read, I found the narration by Rosamund Pike very engaging and I especially enjoyed it in the parts of Mr. Collins, Mrs. Bennet and Jane Bennet.
While listening the Audiobook I couldn’t help compare the book with the 2005 Movie adaptation (the one starring Keira Knightley), and to be honest even when I think the character of Lizzy is really well written, she wasn’t my favorite. There are some things that I found myself questioning about Lizzy after finishing the book (particularly some of her attitudes towards people like Darcy and even sometimes her friend Charlotte).
Overall I enjoyed this book a lot, I love how Jane Austen portrayed the characters and I would recommend it (specially this Audiobook version).

Currently Reading (and listening): Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

I have a big collection of Kindle books and I’m always looking for good offers on the Audiobook version (so I can I switch between reading and listening to the book).

Yesterday I found in Audible a version of Pride and Prejudice narrated by Rosamund Pike, currently I’m on chapter 7 and loving it.

Originally, Pride and Prejudice wasn’t included on my Reading Challenge, but I decided to make it part of the Book List.

Here’s a video from Audible about this Audiobook:

Enjoy your saturday!

Kbooklover

Movies to watch on Christmas Day

Since I was a little girl I remember waking up early on Christmas Day, opening all the presents with my family and after having breakfast a Marathon of Christmas Movies would follow.

After some talking, my husband and I have chosen four movies to watch during Christmas Day, and in this post I want to share with you the final list (there’s Comedy, Romance and Action).

Jingle All the Way: My husband really likes the Terminator’s Movies, I enjoyed watching some of them, but what we both agree is that Arnold Schwarzenegger is incredibly funny in Jingle All the Way.

 

Christmas with the Kranks: We love watching Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis and Dan Aykroyd in the adaptation of the Book Skipping Christmas by John Grisham.

 

 

Love Actually: I absolutely love this movie, I’ve watched it several times because is a Christmas Movie with an amazing cast (including some of my favorites like Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson and Colin Firth). My husband is not a big fan of the Movie, but well … one of his favorite actors is Liam Neeson (specially in action Movies like Taken).

 

Die Hard: Yes I know is an action movie, but my husband is a fan of the Die Hard Movies, to be honest I didn’t remember the movie very well but after watching the Trailer I understand why he mentioned it, the movie takes place during Christmas time, also Alan Rickman is in it (and I love Alan Rickman), so the movie made the cut for our list.

 

A very special mention goes to How The Grinch Stole Christmas (the Cartoon version), because even when originally wasn’t part of the final list, is a Classic and it has to be part of the Movies Marathon.

How the grinch stole

 

Have a great Christmas!