Flirting with Pride and Prejudice–Fresh Perspectives on the Original Chick-Lit Masterpiece by Jennifer Crusie (ed.)
4/4/2007-4/18/2007–230 pages–non-fiction (anthology, Pride and Prejudice)
Borrowed from WCDPL
This was an interesting anthology to read. I stumbled upon it at the library when looking for books to help on my feminist Elizabeth Bennet English paper. Anyways…I really did get some new perspectives on the story and characters. Since every chapter was a different author, here are my favorite ones:
—Pride and Prejudice: The Reality Show by Joyce Millman (def. my favorite)
—My Firth Love by Lani Diane Rich
—Bride and Prejudice by Laura Resnick
—Elizabeth…on the Roof by Jennifer Coburn (solely for the end where she mentions Bingley being Motel singing Miracles of Miracles)
I did enjoy the book, but I don’t think I really learned anything. I didn’t already know, or think. Except for the part of Jane’s Untold Stories.
Blast from the Past is a weekly post I write that focuses on a book I read long before I ever had a blog about books. While I didn’t “book blog” until a couple of years ago, I’ve kept a reading journal of sorts for about 6 years. Blast from the Past is essentially just my way of digitalizing my old book journals–and reminding me what I thought of books long since read. I think it will be a fun way to look at how my reading selections have changed and what I like most in the books I read.