So after I finished daydreaming about empire waist dresses, long walks in the garden, and Colin Firth....er, I mean Mr. Darcy, I started and quickly finished this book, Austenland, by Shannon Hale.
This book had been on a list of possible reads for a little while, however when reading an older People magazine, I came upon an article talking about the new films featured at Sundance. "Austenland," based off of the book, was one them. So I quickly downloaded the book and read it. And it was a funny, funny book.
The book starts out with Jane lamenting over her terrible luck with men and wondering if perhaps she needs to accept that there just is not a Mr. Darcy out there for her (what?!) when an aunt leaves Jane a 3 week vacation to Austenland in her will. What occurs next is just simply a whole lot of fun. Written with an Austenesque plot, the book borders on predictable, but it is utterly entertaining as modern day Jane navigates the Regency Era. Really, who has not imagined themselves as Lizzy Bennet??? A must read and definitely a must see when the movie comes out this summer (August 16th).