Old Favorites Made Modern - a modern Anne of Green Gables
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You know when you are really enjoying a book and you wish you could just have more of it?

Today I have two fun resources for you where you can continue your enjoyment of two different books!

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

I feel like lots of people have probably heard of this first one, and that is The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

If you enjoyed Pride and Prejudice (or even if you didn’t!) I think you’ll love The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. They take the story of Pride and Prejudice, put into today’s world and made it vlog style!

I came across The Lizzie Bennet Diaries about two years ago and I’ve watched the first thirteen episodes of the first season. I keep meaning to watch more but then keep forgetting about it.

Now that I just finished re-reading Pride and Prejudice, this would be a great time to pick back up with the show.

Also, the episodes are super short so it’s easy to fit one or two into the day here and there, there’s really no excuse for me to not continue on.

In a similar vein, if you like The Lizzie Bennet Diaries I think you’ll like this next one . . .

Anne With An E

Even though it has the same name as the new and fairly popular series that is on Netflix, this YouTube show is actually much older.

It is also a modern vlog-style remake of a popular book that is a favorite among many. And while I have heard other people mention The Lizzie Bennet Diaries before I’ve never heard of anyone mention this Anne with an E.

An added twist on this show is that Anne actually moves to Avonlea, Saskatchewan (not Prince Edward Island) and as a Saskatchewanian myself I enjoy this little twist.

I just came across this show a few weeks ago and I’ve just watched the first three episodes but I’ve got to say, I’m actually liking Anne more than I’m enjoying Lizzie from The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (maybe not too surprising because I do like Anne better as a book character as well).

BOOKS MENTIONED

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics)
Author:
Published: 1813
Of all Jane Austen's books, Pride and Prejudice has earned a special place in the hearts of the reading public as her best-loved and most intimately known novel. From its famous opening sentence the story of the Bennet family and of the novel's two protagonists, Elizabeth and Darcy, told with a wit that its author feared might prove 'rather too light and bright, and sparkling', delights its most familiar readers as thoroughly as it does…

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables
Published: 2014
Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.

Modern Remakes are Fun

I’m realizing I’m really enjoying modern remakes of old favorites and if you have any others you know of, please let me know!

If you haven’t heard of or watched one of both of these yet I hope you try them out soon!

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