Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Book Notes

I'm trying to make my way through The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, but it is tough!  I've got a lot on my plate between now and Christmas break, but not only that, so far the book is kinda boring.  I'm judging you by your sisters, Anne Bronte!  I need something alone the lines of a secret, crazy, Creole wife or at the very least some head-banging-against-a-tree-in-agony.  So far this Gilbert dude is about as appealing as a dog shit casserole.  I actually liked Helen until she started to return his feelings.

In other Bronte news, I finished watching the newest film adaptation of Jane Eyre, and it's HAWT.  Me likes.  I don't care if you sexy up my classic literature, that's A-okay with me!  Like Colin Firth's pond scene in Pride and Prejudice or Matthew Macfadyen's cavat-less early morning walk to the Bennett residence in the later version.  The sexier the better!  I got more upset over Mr. Rochester not losing his hand.  WTF?  That's his penance to be paid for trying to incriminate Jane in his bigamy plot!

Finally, we read a case in my law school class today that involved the Hindenburg explosion.  I'm sure most people who think of the Hindenburg think of that reporter guy who squawked on and on, "Oh the humanity!"  Me?  I thought of Julia Marks Wakefield.

Julia Marks Wakefield?  You ask, Who the heck is that?

Only Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield's great-grandmother who tragically perished in the Hindenburg diaster, leaving her husband and young son behind!  Come on, you don't remember that from Sweet Valley Saga: The Wakefield Legacy?  Then perhaps this will refresh your memory! (Finding that website pretty much made me week. Scroll down to the inside cover picture and you'll see what I mean about the Hindenburg.)

Man, I want to get my hands on one of those books so bad.  I wonder how they would seem to me now.  Fifteen or so years ago I couldn't get enough of them!  (Obviously, as I still remember the plot.)


The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

What you are now going through is as I suffered with George Eliot's 'Middlemarch' ten years ago I read it and until today I still tear up when I come cross the copy.
You take care and have a lovely weekend.

Bee said...

A few things...first, I had not one but two volumes of the Wakefield Saga when I was younger, my favorite story was always the sisters from the 30's, one was a flapper and the other a poet? And they were in love with the same guy?

Secondly, I found your blog because I was looking up Jane Eyre. I am putting up my top 5 (possibly 10) versions of the movie and I'd like to link your book review if that's okay. And yes, that movie was hot.

Lindsey Lou said...

I, too, had both SV Saga volumes. And I thought they were both amazing. The flapper twins... Samantha and Amanda, right? Good times. Did you know they apparently released sagas about Bruce and Lila's families, too? I think those came out after I stopped reading SVH.

Lindsey Lou said...

Oh, and feel free to link to whatever you'd like!