Wednesday, September 1, 2010
What Did You Do
On Your Summer Vacation?
Hello, everyone! I am off bright and early today to consult with the doctors who will be taking care of my daughter's surgery in two weeks, so I am giving you a homework assignment in lieu of an actual post. The question is: What did you do on your summer vacation? Here is some of what I did:
I re-visited the world of Pride and Prejudice (more than once) by reading the book and watching the movie and rediscovering how much I really like Matthew MacFadyen:
I made several trips to the local library with my older daughter where I discovered dvds to borrow - and Jane Eyre. But not just the movie; I also discovered another British actor to drool over - I mean, admire: Toby Stephens:
Naturally, I am now reading Jane Eyre, which is what I always do when I like a movie - read the book that inspired it.
And of course, there is my obsession - I mean, great admiration for Richard Armitage, whom I discovered by borrowing the library copy of North and South:
And check him out in Robin Hood:
Okay, by now you might be thinking that I'm something of an Anglophile - and you just might be right! But what can I say? I love the Brits!
So to recap: I toured Regency England to fall in love with Mr. Darcy, discovered Mr. Rochester in the stark Thornfield Hall, and suffered through the labor strikes of industrial England with Mr. Thornton. Not to mention the fact that I traveled, however briefly, back to medieval England to catch a glimpse of Guy of Gisbourne.
So what did you do on your summer vacation?