I came across my current Popsugar Reading Challenge title while shifting the audiobooks at work. I knew about the Lizzie Bennet Diaries youtube videos when they were super popular a few years ago. I even tried watching them once when I was sick back in the day, then forgot about them.
Not anymore! The book, The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet, is exactly what it sounds like– Lizzie Bennet’s diary. The same Lizzie Bennet from the Lizzie Bennet Diaries youtube videos. It’s even narrated by the same actress! In the book we delve deeper into Lizzie’s thoughts and backstory. For example, we have a better understanding of why she’s doing the videos and how she feels about her family situation.
I started watching the videos again on Friday and I’m almost done! It’s been really fun listening and watching around the same time, so I can remember what the book said about the situation and compare it to the video portrayal. The website, Pemberly Digital is also super interesting. You can follow the story (in this case, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries) through the videos and then also through various ancillary social media posts, like Jane’s Look Book or Kitty’s twitter feed.