Thursday, August 20, 2009

My Thoughts on "Mr. Darcy, Vampyre"

Like my fellow Austen fan, I felt like this book had a great story but never really dug deep and embraced the characters and situations. I had a hard time with the vagueness of the book. Elizabeth (she's Miss Bennett by name only) never finds out that Darcy is a vampire until more than halfway through the book. She doesn't freak out or go running home. She's a wimp compared to the REAL Elizabeth Bennett.

Darcy's character as a vampire never really truly emerges. What does he eat? Does he sleep? Why does he turn into a bat and can that be done at will or does he have no control over that? Does he have fangs? If so, why is it that Miss Bennett never noticed before? Why is it that EVERYONE outside of England seems to know of vampires? Anyway, you get my point. I wanted the "neety greety."

The ending was a bit "Indian Jonesish" but not as exciting. I did like the idea of "killing" the vampire, I just wish there was more depth to the story. If I had to rate this book I'd give it 3 1/2 stars out of 5, with my main reason being lack of detail, weakly drawn out characters, and not a lot of substance.

Monday, August 17, 2009

A Little Bit Trashy

Okay, so I thought I'd give this a try but it turned out to be a huge waste of time. The book is short I finished it the day I got it, but can I just say that instead of the title being "A Little Bit Psychic" it should be "A Little Bit Trashy." If you like the trashy romance/sex thing then you'll probably like it, scratch that I don't think anyone would like this.

True, during the early 1800's sex wasn't something commonly found in novels, but I strongly doubt if Miss Austen were alive today she would put something this graphic in one of her novels. Okay, enough said about that. The rest of the book is horrible. I don't think it was edited before it was printed and the story line is a bit gay (no offense to gay people). It's second rate at best and I doubt I would ever read anything from this author again. Was that a little harsh? Good.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Quick post. The other night my husband and I finally got a night out and had a babysitter come to stay with our little boy. The first thing I noticed when we got home was HALF of my Jane Austen figurine laying on the couch!!!!!! I searched for several minutes until I finally found the other half, poor Miss Austen. I had her safely put up, but the babysitter obviously didn't know it was MY toy and not the little one's. Miss Austen will either have to be glued or replaced . . . probably just glued, oh well I guess nothing is safe/sacred when there are kids in the house.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"Mr. Darcy, Vampyre"

I have it! I'm starting it tonight! I will let you know . . .

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Lost in Austen Follow-up

I know many people liked this movie, but I didn't. It was confusing and lacking. The ending bothered me too, what would Miss Austen think? Would she think it funny or atrocious? I tend to lean toward the latter. *SPOILER ALERT* Okay, Jane marrying Collins? Ewwww, gross! Thank goodness is was never consummated! Could you imagine, ugh! Elizabeth chops her hair short like a boy, Amanda Price never changes her hair to match the time period and ends up with Darcy! I'm sure it is the dream of many a woman to end up with Darcy, but the story is ruined! People can add on to the story or make a modern version, but please PLEASE don't mess with the original. I'm sorry to those that feel different than myself. Please leave your opinion, I'd love to hear it!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Lost in Austen

I just got the first season on DVD through Netflix and will probably be watching it some of it today. I will let you know what I think. Anyone else seen this show? Sorry I haven't been posting much, I have two other blogs! Anyway, I'm excited to watch this show, I hope it's good!