Novels written by Jane Austen are widely read, reread and appreciated in many movies and discussions. Talking about movies, I've already seen 3 movies based on her famous novels which are Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma. I enjoyed all that movies because the main characters were always woman with their unique personality and the ending was sweet. These three movies had a happy ending but it didn't feel cheesy at all.
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And then I found and interesting movie titled Jane Austen Book Club. It was not film based on her novel but it's a story about five women (again!) who somehow felt lost in their love life and have one hobby in common: love to read Jane's novels. They decided to read/reread each novel in one week and discussed it once a week. It helps them to finish all Jane's novels and somehow find enlightenment to their life yet helped them to solve their problems. What a sweet movie. :)
Another movie that I plan to watch is Becoming Jane. It was based on biography of Jane Austen written by Jon Spence. I was surprised to the fact that this film was released on March 2007, how I could not know about this movie until now. Unbelievable!
My experience with Jane Austen's was always made me happy and warm so I decide to read all her novels that I could find. Maybe I won't be able to finish it on one month but I've challenged myself to read one novel each month, I hope this personal challenge will end before Christmas. This challenge is personal to me. But if you feel challenged, I welcome you to join this Jane Austen Challenge. Ready guys?
List of Jane Austen novels that I plan to read:
1. Sense and Sensibility
2. Pride and Prejudice
4. Mansfield Park
6. Northanger Abbey
7. Lady Susan