|Joined DWG:||05 Sep 2009|
|Favorite Jane Austen novel:||Pride & Prejudice|
|Second favorite JA novel:||Persuasion|
|Favorite JA adaptation:||P&P3 (2005)|
I live in a very sunny (but sometimes very foggy) little town in Sicily, but my (not so secret) dream is to go working in the UK -possibly London-, although I don't know if I would be able to stand such an abundance of rain...
I first found out about Jane Austen when P&P3 was released. While surfing the net for information, I read that the movie was inspired by the homonymous novel. I switched off my PC and almost ran to the library. By the end of the day, I had finished the book and, obviously, fallen in love with it.
The following year, I completed my JA education. My English teacher came up with the brilliant idea of reading "Emma" in class (much to my class mates' chagrin!). I think I need not say I enjoyed it very, very much. Meanwhile, I read the other 4 books, loved "Persuasion", got annoyed with the blind Edmund, shook my head at the obvious inexperience of our Jane in "Northanger Abbey" and, last but not least, I was really astonished (though it is an understatement) when I realised -almost at the end of the novel- that Elinor WAS in love with Edward... She had thoroughly convinced me that she was indifferent!!
I discovered the fascinating world of fanfics one year later, quite by chance, when I googled the word "Pemberley". I spent that Summer alternatively going to the beach or reading stories at the BoI Board. When it was closed, I looked for other sites and happened to land at DWG. It was love at first sight!