Sunday, September 29, 2013

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday September 29th 2013

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never to fond of Books.

It's the nature of book blogging to focus mainly on new releases, but there are thousands of great books out there that haven't seen the "New Releases" shelf in years. We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles that may or not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile.

You don't have to be a book blogger to participate! You can put up a Throwback Thursday post on your non-bookish blog; or if you don't have a blog at all you can use the comments to tell us about a book your remember fondly.

And NOW! We’re expanding! Throwback Thursday is no longer limited to just books! Throwback Thursday is dedicated to shining the spotlight on any book-related old favorites that need to be remembered.What’s your favorite classic television show or movie adaptation? What about your favorite song? Was your favorite toy a character from a book?
Here’s how it works:
  • Pick any media (or non-media item) released more than 5 years ago. Remember to keep it book-related!
  • Write up a short summary (include the title, author, and cover art, if applicable) and an explanation of why you love it. Make sure to link back to The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books in your post.
  • Link up your post at The Housework Can Wait or Never Too Fond of Books.
  • Visit as many blogs as you can, reminisce about books you loved, and discover some “new” books for your TBR list – or some other classic. 
I've been such a slacker on this post for months. In part because with summer I just didn't have enough time. I'm working it back into my weekly meme list. Maybe with a new little twist because some days I struggle to pick something amazing. 

This week I read My Own Mr. Darcy by Karey White (Goodreads) It's all about Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Goodreads). I'm not afraid to admit I'm the last person on the planet who hasn't read Pride and Prejudice. It's hard to believe but it's true. After reading finding Mr. Darcy I had to netflix the movie. I also have the book on my kindle ready to go after a few more review books. I hope to love the book as much as so many fellow bloggers. 

So my throwback this week is: Pride and Prejudice the book & movie. I will be starting the movie after I finish blogging and walking the dog. I'm looking forward to it. However my hubby has made it clear he won't watch it with me. He's a brat though and won't appreciate it. 

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."

So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's witty comedy of manners--one of the most popular novels of all time--that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues. Renowned literary critic and historian George Saintsbury in 1894 declared it the "most perfect, the most characteristic, the most eminently quintessential of its author's works," and Eudora Welty in the twntieth century described it as "irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be."

Introduction by Anna Quindlen.
Commentary by Margaret Oliphant, George Saintsbury, Mark Twain, A.C. Bradley, Walter A. Raleigh, and Virginia Woolf.

Anna Quindlen is the winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for commentary and the author of three bestselling novels, most recently Black and Blue, a children's book, Happily Ever After, and an inspirational book, A Short Guide to a Happy Life. 

Have you read the book? 
Seen the movie? 
How did they compare? 
Did they do the book justice in the movie? 
Will you join the bandwagon or be a black sheep?
Those are the question I plan to answer in the next couple of weeks. 
Update to come. 

What's your throwback?

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