A person should not attempt to mix together such things as Pride & Prejudice and Bourne. When you’re done saying, “Duh. You can’t mix those together!” let me explain.
I was sitting in my peaceful, quiet living room — in my own happy little world — immersed in my small paperback version of Pride & Prejudice when I was rudely interrupted by the sounds of Jason Bourne fighting in the American Embassy in Zürich. My 14-year-old brother had decided to watch The Bourne Identity. Usually, I’m pretty good at reading a book and watching a movie at the same time, but these two just really do not mix well! Not to mention that this is the first time my brother has watched any of the Bourne movies and he kept asking me questions about what was going on or what was being said. It’s super hard to go from Mrs. Bennet ranting about her “poor nerves” to explaining why that guy is after Bourne, then to Mr. Bennet teasing his wife about Mr. Bingley; and, suddenly, we’re back to Jason Bourne in a car driving from Zürich to Paris with a girl he picked up outside the embassy. GAH! So frustrating!
Finally, I gave it up and put the book away until the movie was over. Because of that, though, I didn’t get as much read as I had wanted to…
And now, he’s watching Captain America! Sigh. Guess I’ll go join him and watch another great action movie instead of spending some time with my favorite book of all time. Maybe I’ll get some P&P time in after everyone goes to bed. 😉