During this time of year, my daughter has a lot of days off from school. I'm not sure that she's ready for it, but one thing that I'm thinking about is getting her to watch Pride and Prejudice with me. I love the book, but she's only nine, so that might be a little much to start with. And I adore the movie, the A&E version with Colin Firth, but it's quite long. However, I find the character of Elizabeth Bennett to be inspiring, because she speaks her mind, doesn't want to settle, and admits when she is wrong. And (spoiler alert in case you don't know the plot), it's inspiring when love triumphs. So we'll see if I can get my daughter to watch this, or if I have to wait a few more years to inspire her with Jane Austen.