Sunday, July 15, 2012

Too Much Romance

     I had the enjoyment of watching some favorite mini-series this past weekend.  The first was North and South, an adaption of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel of the same title, and the other was Pride and Prejudice, which is an adaption of course of Jane Austen's timeless classic and my overall favorite movie, though I do enjoy them both.  If you are acquainted with me much you will know that I am not a fan of romance novels or movies at all.  In fact, I tend to ridicule them.  Those two mini-series are probably the excess to which I would go when it comes to romance in movies or books and even then it isn't just about romance, far from it indeed.  As I told my siblings as we talked about Pride and Prejudice this evening, it would be an alright love story but without the depth Jane Austen adds to it with her understanding of human nature as well as the forever quoted (at least in my family) witty lines, it would be nothing more than another romance novel.  However, after watching both North and South and Pride and Prejudice just a day apart from each other, I think I am ready for something different, with a little less romance and perhaps with a sword fight or two.  Maybe Lord of the Rings is on the horizon. :)

Lois Johnson, avid writer, tea drinker, and reader but first and foremost, avid Christian.


  1. Lord of the Rings? If you are watching for friendship, teamwork, poetry, beauty, comedy, values, True Love (as compared to those OTHER movies you watched this weekend)... Gracious child, the ultimate in sword fighting (and the rest - plus more!) is Princess Bride! A much cheerier, amusing, and potential life changing movie than the drudgery of hour after hour of gore and heaviness one see's and must persevere through in the Lord of the Rings!
    And, I might add, since I am being so bold this morning, White Heather coffee is TRULY delightful as I type this :-)
    Enjoy your day!

  2. Princess Bride is a great sword fighting movie I agree and another most quoted movie. Lord of the Rings is dreadfully long and can be gory but it is still excellent too. :)
    As for white heather coffee, it does sound truly delicious. I can be a coffee fan at times too. :)


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