Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

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Summary/Blurb

Few readers have failed to be charmed by the witty andindependent spirit of Elizabeth Bennet. Her early determination to dislike Mr.Darcy – who is quite the most handsome and eligible bachelor in the whole of English literature – is a misjudgment only matched in folly by Darcy’s arrogant pride. Their first impressions give way to truer feelings in a comedy profoundly concerned with happiness and how it might be achieved.

My Thoughts – 7/10

I have actually been avoiding this book for years, despite the good reviews from multiple friends. My main motivation for reading this book now was to understand the references in the web series “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” (link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KisuGP2lcPs&list=PL6690D980D8A65D08). I actually wanted to read the book before watching the web series. However, I ended up reading about half the book, started (and finished) the web series, and then, finished the latter half of the book. Overall, I would recommend this book for those who want a taste of classic literature without getting into convoluted writing styles. Also, kudos to Jane Austen for the originality of the plot.

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Full Reviews: Swipe, Tap, Love (愛我請留言) – 2014

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Genres: Romance, Comedy, Family, Friendship, Heart-Warming

Overall Rating: 9/10

When I first started Swipe, Tap, Love (STL), I was a little worried about how slowly it was progressing, but the first episode showed promise. Now that I’ve finished it, I’m immensely glad I did. It has become one of my favorite TVB dramas, with its human feel, character and relationship development, and downright cuteness. STL is thought-provoking, delving into aspects of life that is relatable to so many regardless of situation.

STL doesn’t follow the usual TVB feel or “formula.” Most of the plot points were refreshing and original. It was interesting to see its approach to technology and its impact on relationships as our world becomes increasingly digital. So many of us in the newer generations read articles like “What do the texts mean?,” “Why hasn’t my significant other replied?,” etc., and very few dramas touch on this, but STL does. One thing I’ve found about TVB dramas are that the resolutions and last episodes are much less well thought out that the rest of the drama. However, STL is one of the few that ties up all of the storylines well.

The rest of the review contains spoilers.

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