Booking Through Thursday: See the potential

booking_through_thursLet’s go Booking Through Thursday!

What book do you think should be made into a movie? And do you have any suggestions for the producers?

If done well, I think that Laurie Viera Rigler’s Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict could be an awesome movie! The story of a modern woman, Courtney, being transported back to the time of Jane Austen and finding herself an unwilling, unwed lady of the house is a solid, original one. Throw in a hot, Mr. Darcy-like character, some lush costuming, intelligent and witty dialogue and plenty of romantic tension and you’d have a winner! As long as I got to see plenty of cobblestone streets, shots of the English countryside and some fountains on the property, I’d be happy with the set. I love films that just transport me, dropping me into the center of an entirely different world and making me forget that I’m sitting in a sticky theatre seat for two hours. I think Confessions could definitely be a film like that!

And Lord knows there’s certainly a strong Austen fan base to support a film! Look at the countless movies made of Austen’s novels, not to mention the films made about Austen’s own life (“Becoming Jane” being my favorite). Though its a booming industry, there’s plenty of room for a new addition. And the cast and crew would have plenty of material to examine for reference! As a sampler, see:


"Northanger Abbey," Masterpiece Theatre (2007)

"Sense and Sensibility," PBS (2008)

"Sense and Sensibility," PBS (2008)

"Becoming Jane" (2007)

"Becoming Jane" (2007)


"Pride & Prejudice" (2005)

9 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday: See the potential

  1. hmmm…i’d like to see the kay scarpetta series come to life…and how about the YA series by megan mccafferty–sloppy firsts, second helpings, et al. the books are very well written and not sappy/teenager/bitchy clique type books. yay.

    ps. i love colin firth. how come he’s not represented here?!?!


  2. Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him by Danielle Ganek or The Guerensey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society should be splashed onto the screen…maybe with different titles though… 🙂
    Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict would be great!


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