200 years young, am I right?
Today is the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. This is my absolute favorite book and the inspiration for the name of my business. If you haven't read the book because it has the stigma of being a high school English reading assignment, please do yourself a favor and pick up a copy. Its even free through Google Play.
In 1995, I was in eighth grade. I saw an ad for the BBC miniseries of Pride and Prejudice and, although I hadn't read the book, something got me excited... Colin Firth, maybe. Hubba hubba. Anyway, the ad was posted several weeks before the miniseries aired, so I ran out and bought a hard copy of the book (it was 1995- plus I love real books) and tore through it. The cover was boring, the language was antiquated. I was just starting to get into the Beats and this was no Jack Kerouac. But I LOVED it. I love it. I ate dinner in bed so that I could watch the miniseries alone without my younger siblings interruptions. It was as good as the book. When does that happen?
Although the most popular scene from that movie is Colin Firth winning a wet t-shirt contest after a swim in Pemberley's pond (duh), my favorite is Mr. Darcy's failed proposal. I love him.
I guess I enjoy a good challenge.