In a world where the internet plagues us with mash-ups, weird Tumblr posts, and fan fictions galore, there somewhere resides a bestselling novel – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. This is a book that asks the important question – What if Jane Austen’s classic characters did in fact fight zombies while battling the struggle within their hearts? Well, this book – and now movie – are here to answer those questions. The results? Well, they are interesting to say the least.
Samantha Ellis’ How to Be a Heroine begins with a friendly debate: would you rather be Jane Eyre or Cathy Earnshaw? I’ve certainly had similar debates with friends, although ours were more likely to be about heroines from Jane Austen’s work than from the Bronte sisters. For Ellis, however, this friendly debate sets her off on a quest to revisit all of her favorite heroines, and question why they resonated with her at different points in her life. Each chapter focuses on a different heroine or book, but will often include brief tangents or references to other books she was reading at that point in her life. And the best part of it all just might be the bibliography at the end, listing all the works mentioned in the book. If you’re looking to buy yourself a Galentine’s Day treat, I highly recommend looking for a copy of How to Be a Heroine, newly released in the US this month by Knopf.
Hello everyone! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and to get you excited for it, here are a few film characters I wish I could declare my love to. Even if you don’t have a real Valentine, have no fear! Just jump into the world of film and find some cuties there (that’s what I did)!
Ah, Valentine’s Day. You either love this holiday (you’re in a relationship) or you hate this holiday with a burning passion (perpetually single… or me). Either way, if you’re a geek, you do V-Day a little different. I know a few years ago, I made my boyfriend Firefly valentines (they said things like, “I’ll be in YOUR bunk!”) and I know people have taken cosplay dates, or single friends that throw parties where everyone gets together to watch Doctor Horrible’s Sing-A-Long blog. This Valentine’s Day, I propose everyone, single or romantically involved, pick up a really good zombie book.
Because nothing says “I love you” quite like, “LET ME EAT YOUR BRAINNNN!!!!!!!” Here are my suggestions: