Thursday, February 7, 2008

Austenland by Shannon Hale

AUSTENLAND by Shannon Hale
Have you ever wished that you could go back in time? Have you ever desired just one afternoon in ball gowns, shawls, bonnets and slippers? Have you ever watched Pride and Prejudice, with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy and wished you could have been born in 1806, in Regency Era England? I know I have and so discovering Shannon Hale's book, AUSTENLAND was a TREAT.
I really loved it! Really. I started it feeling silly, burying it at the bottom of my library checkout pile,going through the self-check out line, with the hope that the librarian wouldn't see how silly and ridiculous I could be. But I am ashamed no more. Witty,origional, captivating and fun... Hale created a great modern day twist on Ms. Austen that left me smiling and wishing there really was an AUSTENLAND!!!

1 comment:

Menghinifamily said...

I loved it! I even had to go out and buy a copy because when it was over I already wanted to go back and read it again. I was laughing out loud for half the book and I was worried about how she would end it and she did it perfectly! Thanks for the suggestion! (and letting me borrow your copy:)