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By Gabrielle.

Ben Blair and I caught a late night showing of the new movie Love & Friendship. Have you seen it? It’s based on a Jane Austin story called Lady Susan, which I’ve never read. In fact, I’m embarrassed to say I had never even heard of it until I watched this movie. But the movie was great — so super funny! — and now the book is on my summer reading list.

Here’s the trailer to give you a good mid-week laugh:

I feel like I’m pretty familiar with the writings of Jane Austen, but somehow missed this one. And now I’m wondering what other gems of hers I may have missed. Do you have any favorites among her lesser known works? I’d love your recommendations.

I’m also curious: Is there a book you love, old or new, that you wish someone would make a movie of? Our family loves The Great Brain series, and when I was in Arkansas, I met a man who has the movie rights for the books and is developing the screenplay. I just about died I was so excited! What about you? Any someday movies you dream of?

And lastly, now that summer movie season has hit, is there anything you’re looking forward to seeing? The next movie on our date night list is the The Lobster. Have you heard of it? The preview looks amazing.