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review 2016-11-23 08:36
Review - Mr Darcy's Obsession by Abigail Reynolds

Cross posted from The Pemberley Library

 

I'm a recent fan but I am so obsessed by Pride & Prejudice that I'm of the belief that I could happily read anything that even hints at being a retelling, variation, vagary, etc. since the original was over too soon. It's fitting that my first adventure into the world of P&P fanfiction  is titled Mr Darcy's Obsession and is authored by Abigail Reynolds.

 

What a book! I loved it. Slightly different from the original as they fork apart around the time of the Rosing's meeting but the beloved characters were just as I remembered them with a few new names thrown in for good measure. I'm not really familiar with the sub-genres yet but I think this one might be a 'What-if' and the story follows what would happen if Darcy had never been able to propose and Elizabeth's father had died, scattering the sisters and their mother to cope as best they can.

 

I wasn't sure what to expect as I'm still not used to how things veer off from the original but if they're all like this one then I'll be lapping them up! I loved Darcy and his attempts to meet Elizabeth, I loved the misunderstandings, I loved the new setting and most of all I loved the outcome.

 

Since reading P&P I've watched both the BBC drama with Colin Firth and the movie with Matthew MacFadyen and loved them both in their own ways and I'm not sure which Darcy is my favourite. Reading this I pictured Colin Firth as Mr Darcy so perhaps he'll be my guy when reading the FF's. Suits me! Can't wait to build up my library with more of the same...

 

                      

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text 2016-11-19 14:15
OMG! Finally able to post!!!

I have no idea when I last posted but I'm guessing it was about 20 million years ago because that's how long it feels like!

 

I haven't had a 'text post box' to write my post in since all that hooha with the slow site etc.    Did anyone else lose their box?  It's been well over a month for me. I guess not as I see lots of posting going on on my dash.

 

Anyhoo, between the slow site back when, feeling a bit poorly and then the missing box I've been absent for so long I feel a out of my depth now I can post again.  Not sure why I've finally got a box back but I'm glad I have.

 

While I've been gone I've been reading a bit here and there and mostly it's been JAFF.  That's a new find for me and I'm obsessed with it!  JaneAustenFanFiction,  Can't get enough of it!  Does anyone else read it?  It's not online like the Harry Potter stuff though, it's actual printed books (and ebooks but I'm stickin to paper).  I've been making a new blog especially for it in case this one didn't come back on for me, but the new one is on blogspot like my other one.  If anyone wants to catch up now and then I'm over there quite a lot lately, behind the scenes tinkering with it and making it how I like it.  It's new so there's nothing really on it yet but it's a work in progress :)

 

http://thepemberleylibrary.blogspot.co.uk/

 

So, that's my news, such as it is.  Not a lot going on really apart from reading a bit here and there.  I miss you all though

 

*Edit* Forgot to say...So far I've found 844 JAFF books (not counting the ebook only ones!) so my reading list is pretty full for the next 20 years :D

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text 2016-06-17 17:34
Pride & Prejudice Book Haul!

 

I was admiring the book haul post from Murder by Death and lamenting the condition of books v's the online marketplace description of books, when I was overcome by a need to share my own book haul for this week.  I debated it for a bit because I'm a bit embarrassed by the amount of books I buy but I couldn't resist sharing my newest pile of Pride & Prejudice spin offs, retellings, variations, vagaries, sequels, prequels...published fanfic...whatever, to do with P&P because it's a thing of beauty.

 

I've even started a new blog just to deal with my P&P variation addiction :)  Not 'quite' ready to share yet as it's empty atm but it will give me an outlet to fangirl a bit.  I have the good grace to blush a bit when I say these purchases are just from this week. Not a very good pic I'm afraid but you get the idea.

 

Send help, please.  Thank you,.

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