So when I talk about having fun with books, do most of you just think about chewing on the corners…getting that papers all slimy & slithery & then tearing it into little bits & strewing it all over the living room carpet? Of course you do…especially if you’re a terrier…or a cat…
Well all that is about to change…Distinguished canine author Oz the Terrier has organized an Anipal Book Club. The Club will be reading (or re-reading) “the classics” …for our first book we voted & chose “Pride & Prejudice” by Jane Austen. A number of furriends have signed up for the Club, which will meet on Twitter, as well as through our blogs.
I for one am very excited about this…I’ve never gotten the girl to read to me before, & I think it’s gonna be a great experience. It’s been so cold lately that we haven’t been heading out for our playtimes as often as I’d like. Reading together will be a good way for me and the girl to spend some quality time. Also, Mau Kitteh is in need of education so this is perfect….we will let him lie nearby & listen as long as he behaves.
I know the story of “Pride & Prejudice” since the girl & I have watched just about every version of it ever filmed…at least those versions that we can find on DVD…& I have my opinions (no surprise!) on them.
I give a full two paws up to the 1940 version . Greer Garson is THE PERFECT Elizabeth Bennet, & Sir Laurence Olivier…well let’s just say that in this movie he is almost as handsome as I am.
We are also fond of the 1995 mini-series. While Jennifer Ehle is no Greer Garson, Colin Firth is a pawsome Mr. Darcy. Disappointing was the 2005 version…it just missed the mark for us…& the less said about the 2003 version the better.
Membership is still open…just head over to Oscar’s site to sign up.
Here’s the current schedule:
All anipals are welcome, so if this sounds like a good way to spend time with your special humans come sign up.
One more thing…thousands of our anipals are in danger from the rising waters in Queensland, Australia. You can read about this terrible situation at The Anipal Times. Please go to the RSPCA Queensland site to help.