Also, for this week only there is a special offer of three books for the price of two ie if you buy two books you may have a third free of charge. This applies in the shop on Thursday only but on the website all this week.
This applies to international orders, too. I wish I could join their in shop celebration later this week, but I don't think I can wish myself over to London no matter how hard I try. I didn't order from them this spring as I had planned, so you know I am going to have to take advantage of this offer. Now, how do I narrow the list of books I want down to just three?
On a related note check out Persephone Post for some very cool, nostalgic photos!
Second bookish item: Over the weekend I watched Lost in Austen. Have you heard of it, or seen it? When it comes to certain books or authors, just give me the original and I'm happy. I prefer not to mess with the story or read modern-day sequels (actually this is true in most cases when I really love a book). Some stories are just too good to be messed with, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised and very amused by this film, however. Amanda Price is a twenty-first century woman obsessed with Jane Austen and in particular Pride and Prejudice. One day she hears a tapping on her bathroom wall, and out pops Elizabeth Benet. They do a sort of time travel flip--each ending up in the other's life. It was cleverly done--true to the story yet tipping it on its ear. I must say the actor to play Mr. Darcy certainly gave Colin Firth a run for his money when it comes to the lake scene--you know where he swims and walks out of the water...I've pulled out my copy of Pride and Prejudice. Must reread.
One more bookish note: Lately I've been saying 'must reread' or 'must read' in reply to a suggestion from another reader and the pile of books by my bedside is starting to lean worse than the tower in Pisa! As I read I keep thinking of other books I want to read, and some of them I dig out and they end up in the bedside pile. Wishful thinking. Am I the only one to do this? Reason #27 why I always have so many books started.