Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Janeite's Declaration

     I spent my young childhood in a house where Jane Austen books & movies were enjoyed by my mother and my two older sisters. Significantly younger than they, I never got a chance to enjoy them with my sisters, and they had started their own families before I was old enough.
     About two years ago, one of my sisters asked me if I had ever seen Sense and Sensibility, Which is her favorite Jane Austen movie. When I said I had not, she enthusiastically announced that I would watch it with her the next time I came over.
     So we did. Of course I liked it - I have always been pleased with old-fashioned things. I somehow knew that Pride and Prejudice was written by the same person, and I had remembered seeing that title on an old tape in our video cabinet. I found it and watched it. It was the 1940 version, so the fashions were different and so was the story. I got the 1995 A&E/BBC version from the library after that.
     I was captivated. Within a year from my first viewing of S.&S., I knew about all the novels, had seen most of the movies, read the beginning of several of the books, and about 2/3 of P.&P. I have taken great pleasure in learning all about the time era, and most anything associated with the name ‘Jane Austen’.
     What a thrill it is to be swept out of the modern world and into that of the early 1800s. A while ago I started writing a magazine about Jane Austen books, characters, & time era. Each edition would feature a novel, and if I ever wrote more than ten, I would move outside the Regency era. I decided to take my ideas and make this blog. I’ll be starting with Pride and Prejudice, since I already had most of that issue written. I love writing, reading, Jane Austen, and many things from and about bygone years, so here I am, using all those to create this just for enjoyment. =) I think this will be fun, and I hope others will have fun reading it. =) (Hopefully it isn’t too dull and simple looking - I am a novice at such things.) Please check back soon for my first ‘real’ post. I would love to know that people are reading this, so feel free to leave a comment! =)
    Have a lovely day full of old-fashioned delight.

9 comments:

Jessica said...

Great start! :-) I look forward to reading your future postings.
Welcome to the world of weblogs. ;-)

Melissa Searle said...

Looks great. :) Good job! Look forward to following and reading more. :) I agree, welcome to blogging. lol.. :) Have fun!

Andrew Garcia said...

Excellent

Charity U said...

I'm reading it! :) Your comment on Austenitis sounds remarkably similar to some that I've made on various blogs that I've found and loved. :) I had actually seen you comment on another blog and made note of the fact that you had a Jane Austen blog, deciding to check it out ASAP. I'm glad I did! :) Looks like fun.

Melody said...

Somehow I'm not surprised! Janeites think alike, I suppose. ;-) Ah! Yes, and I remembered seeing your little Darcy & Lizzy profile picture, and then I came across your blog and recognized it. Hehe. =)

Thanks for your comments, everyone!!

Elegance of Fashion said...

Welcome to the blogging world! :-)

Miss Dashwood said...

Welcome to the blogging world, almost three years late. :P I've decided to go back in time and reread all your old posts just for fun, and comment where I chuse, so here I am, popping up to say what ho. :D And to ask if you actually have any copies of that magazine any more. Why have we never really talked of this???? I should SO love to see them, if you do. ;)

Melody said...

Why thank you, my dear! ;) I've been MUCHLY enjoying all your comments, of course. :D
As to the magazine-- I never actually finished an issue of that, haha. The most I have are a few pages on the computer and then some rough drafts that are all handwritten. If you remind me next time you come I'll see if I can dig them up. ;)

Fitzwilliam Knightley said...

A brilliant beginning to a brilliant legacy. Had I been conscious of your blogging then, I would have told you something cheesy and perhaps along the lines of "I'm quite excited to see where you'll take this!" Indeed, my excitement only grows with each new post. Thanks for always inspiring!

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