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Sweet Jane

Is it wrong to reread a book when there are so so many books I haven't read yet? Lately I have been in the mood for some Jane but have been resisting, telling myself that there are only so many reading hours in my life so I should be spending them on something new to me. But, what the hell? Maybe I should be spending them based on current whim, regardless of whether it is new or old. Actually, I feel no qualms about rereading if I am doing it aloud to someone else, but that doesn't come up much these days, sadly.

I started thinking about this again today since, during the free association that goes on during my lengthy drive in to work, I drew a blank on the title of Emma (and the name of the title character, too, obviously ;-) ), which bugged me. Of course, I was coming at it from a strange direction (Kate Beckinsdale), but still.


Dec. 23rd, 2004 06:24 pm (UTC)
It is great... it is hard to find people who will watch a show that is that long, though, so I salute you on your choice of friends. ;-)

A&E/BBC also did a nice Emma adaptation, if you haven't seen that yet. I wasn't that excited about the Persuasion adaptation, though I did like Ciaran Hinds as Wentworth.
Dec. 23rd, 2004 06:52 pm (UTC)
I have not seen that version of Emma, I saw the Hollywood version with Gwyneth Paltrow but that was so long ago I can't remember if it was any good. I liked Persuasion, love Ciaran Hinds. Have you seen him in Jane Eyre?
Dec. 23rd, 2004 07:06 pm (UTC)
heh... I was just thinking about that Jane Eyre adaptation earlier. I haven't watched it yet but I was sure I had taped it when it was on. I need to go through my tapes to see if it is really there or not. The casting looked good. Samantha Morton was in that Emma adaptation I'd mentioned, btw (as Harriet Smith).