So, I freely admit I have never been a very big Jane Austen fan. Somehow I always thought her heroines were overwrought and her heroes were, well Victorian. I just couldn't get into the first book I ever read, and never tried a second one.
But then, I saw Pride and Prejudice made for BBC and PBS starring Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. ~ Sigh ~
I still didn't much like the story, but well, Colin Firth. ~ Sigh ~
But then in the past year I have seen Bride and Prejudice a Bollywood version of the classic story, and The Jane Austen Book Club, (which had the added attractions of Marc Blucas, Hugh Dancy and Jimmy Smits ~Sigh~ ).
And then just recently the angelbaby and I discovered Lost in Austen in which a modern British woman (albeit an Austen lover) gets transported into the novel Pride and Prejudice.
And of course my favorite way to read Jane Austen of all: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, because
If I have to read Jane Austen the addition of zombies makes the novel all that more fun to read. I may be becoming a Jane Austen fan despite myself.