Saturday, February 20, 2016

Love-A-Thon Mini-challenge #1: Mix and Match

Love-A-Thon
February 20-21, 2016
hosted by:
Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books
Cee @ The Novel Hermit
Hazel @ Stay Bookish
Mel @ The Daily Prophecy

Along with reading, listening to music and watching movies are currently big to-dos for my entertainment. I love when I find crossovers with favorite books into these other media. Below are some interesting finds for my all-time favorite classic book...

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Amazon | Goodreads

READ it in daily calendar format...

Pride & Prejudice 2016 Calendar (here)

READ a retelling...

Eligible
A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice
(The Austen Project #4)
by Curtis Sittenfeld
Release date: April 19, 2016
Amazon | Goodreads

From the “wickedly entertaining” (USA Today) Curtis Sittenfeld, New York Times bestselling author of Prep and American Wife, comes a modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. A bold literary experiment, Eligible is a brilliant, playful, and delicious saga for the twenty-first century.

This version of the Bennet family—and Mr. Darcy—is one that you have and haven’t met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help—and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray.

Youngest sisters Kitty and Lydia are too busy with their CrossFit workouts and Paleo diets to get jobs. Mary, the middle sister, is earning her third online master’s degree and barely leaves her room, except for those mysterious Tuesday-night outings she won’t discuss. And Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters, especially as Jane’s fortieth birthday fast approaches.

Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome new-in-town doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut reality TV dating show Eligible. At a Fourth of July barbecue, Chip takes an immediate interest in Jane, but Chip’s friend neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming. . . .

And yet, first impressions can be deceiving.

Wonderfully tender and hilariously funny, Eligible both honors and updates Austen’s beloved tale. Tackling gender, class, courtship, and family, Sittenfeld reaffirms herself as one of the most dazzling authors writing today.


IN audio (sampler clip)...


Pride and Prejudice
read by Rosamund Pike (available here)

IN Japanese manga...

Pride and Prejudice
(Manga Classics)
by Stacy King, Po Tse (Illustrations), Jane Austen
Amazon | Goodreads

IN Kpop...


Pride and Prejudice by Zico (feat. Suran)

IN food...

Pride and Prejudice
Anniversary Notions Sampler
from Bingley's Teas (here)

IN lingerie (ahem)...

Pride Prejudice and Zombies
lingerie at Hot Topic (here)

AND of course, currently in theatres...

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) | imdb
Based on book by: Seth Grahame-Smith
which is based on Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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3 comments:

  1. I really love seeing different interpretations of classics as well! And P&P has so very many, which I think is cool because so many different people who enjoy different things get to experience it. Have you ever seen The Lizzie Bennet Diaries? I really love that web series!

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  2. Those are some interesting P&P finds! Eligible sounds like an interesting retelling. I think I'll have to check it out sometime.
    Great post!
    Stephanie @ My Bookish Itinerary

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