Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!
The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su, Kate Rorick
Publication date: June 24th 2014
Synopsis from Goodreads:
A modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice based on the Emmy Award-winning phenomenon, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.
There is a great deal that goes into making a video blog. Lizzie Bennet should know, having become a YouTube sensation over the course of her year-long video diary project. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries chronicled Lizzie’s life as a twenty-four-year-old grad student, struggling under a mountain of student loans and living at home with her two sisters—beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. What may have started as her grad student thesis grew into so much more, as the videos came to inform and reflect her life and that of her sisters. When rich, handsome Bing Lee comes to town, along with his stuck-up friend William Darcy, things really start to get interesting for the Bennets—and for Lizzie’s viewers. Suddenly Lizzie—who always considered herself a fairly normal young woman—was a public figure. But not everything happened on-screen. Luckily for us, Lizzie kept a secret diary.
The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet provides more character introspection as only a book can, with revelatory details about the Bennet household, including Lizzie’s special relationship with her father, untold stories from Netherfield, Lizzie’s thoughts and fears about life after grad school and becoming an instant web celebrity.
Written by Bernie Su, the series’ executive producer, co-creator, head writer, and director, along with Kate Rorick, the novelist, TV writer, and consulting producer on the series, the novel features a journal-entry format and design, complementing the existing web series, while including plenty of fresh twists to delight fans and new readers alike. The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet expands on the phenomenon that captivated a generation and reimagines the Pride and Prejudice story like it’s never been done before.
Why am I excited?
Well first off, I am a huge fan of the web-series found here. I discovered it at around this time last year or was it before that? Well, I watched it at least a year ago. Now, the book written by the same people from the show is coming out and I cannot wait. Emma Approved (their new web series based on Jane Austen’s Emma) has just come back from hiatus and it has made me more excited for this release. Normally I plan to just get the physical copy of the book, but I heard the same actor who played Lizzie from the series is going to voice the audio book, and I have to have that. I just cannot wait for the release of this book.
Are you a fan of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries as well, are you just as excited as I am? Are you watching Emma Approved, and if so tell me what you think of it, I am dying to talk to somebody about it. Also, what’s your Waiting on Wednesday?