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The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet
The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet: A Novel | Bernie Su, Kate Rorick
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A modern adaptation of Jane Austens Pride and Prejudice based on the Emmy Awardwinning YouTube series, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Twenty?four?year?old grad student Lizzie Bennet is saddled with student loan debt and still living at home along with her two sistersbeautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. When she records her reflections on life for her thesis project and posts them on YouTube, she has no idea The Lizzie Bennet Diaries will soon take on a life of their own, turning the Bennet sisters into internet celebrities seemingly overnight. When rich and handsome Bing Lee comes to town, along with his stuck?up friend William Darcy, things really start to get interesting for the Bennetsand for Lizzies viewers. But not everything happens on?screen. Lucky for us, Lizzie has a secret diary. The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet takes readers deep inside Lizzies world and well beyond the confines of her camerafrom the wedding where she first meets William Darcy to the local hangout of Carters bar, and much more. Lizzies private musings are filled with revealing details about the Bennet household, including her growing suspicions about her parents unstable financial situation, her sisters budding relationship with Bing Lee, the perils of her unexpected fame, and her uncertainty over her futureand whom she wants to share it with. Featuring plenty of fresh twists to delight fans and new readers alike, The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet expands on the web series phenomenon that captivated a generation and reimagines the Pride and Prejudice story like never before.
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Chrissyreadit
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Easy, fun modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. I need to watch the YouTube videos now. And this meets #booked2019 social media prompt from Spring.

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! 2d
cobwebmoth I enjoyed the YouTube series.😊 2d
Chrissyreadit @cobwebmoth I did not even know it existed.... I only knew about the book because of the #booked2019 prompt. 2d
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danimgill I adore the LBD YouTube series! They also have one for Emma called Emma Approved if you end up on an Austen webseries-interpretation binge 😜 2d
Ruthiella @danimgill I binged both series too! They were a lot of fun! (edited) 2d
Chrissyreadit @danimgill @Ruthiella I think I might have to watch both now 😁 2d
4thhouseontheleft Now I need to check out the YT series! 2d
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suvata
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I‘ve been binging on this YouTube series. A very modern day Pride and Prejudice video blog. So funny!

https://www.youtube.com/user/LizzieBennet

AsYouWish The book is really good too!!! 2w
suvata @AsYouWish I think I will get the book after I finish watching the videos. 2w
AsYouWish I think there is a Lydia book too, but I haven‘t read that one. 2w
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suvata @AsYouWish A book about Lydia might be a bit much. LOL She‘s quite the character. 2w
AsYouWish I agree, but the girl who plays her has or had a YouTube channel and she did super cute videos, like DIY and I think she did book reviews too. 2w
suvata @AsYouWish I know I‘m a little behind the times because I just found this Vlog but I am enjoying it so much. I just can‘t stop watching it. 2w
AsYouWish It is amazing!!! I love it so much!!! Plus this way you don‘t have to wait for the next video, that was rough!!! 2w
suvata @AsYouWish You make an excellent point. 😎 2w
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OriginalCyn620
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This has been on my #TBR forever & I‘m so glad I finally read it! A modern retelling of P & P, set against the world of digital media. It‘s funny, light, & enjoyable. In this version, Lizzie Bennet starts a vlog series on YouTube as part of her graduate studies. Having so far lived a comfortable & somewhat sheltered life, through her vlog she learns things about her family, the world, her field, & of course herself. #booked2019 #socialmediafocus

Cinfhen I‘m really enjoying some of these modern retellings!! This one sounds cute 💕 4mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Getting in some Saturday morning reading before I take my girls shopping!

Stacy_31 Love your mug! 😂😂 4mo
OriginalCyn620 Thanks @Stacy_31! That‘s one movie I can watch over and over and never get tired of 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
EmilyM @OriginalCyn620 That movie is my favorite! My husband and I quote lines from it all the time. Totally could watch it over and over and never get tired of it. It always makes me laugh! 4mo
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OriginalCyn620 We have so much in common @EmilyM! 4mo
rather_be_reading omg tht mug is awesome! 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Thanks @rather_be_reading! I love it so much! 3mo
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CrowCAH
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#AustenInAugust #DreamComeTrue

I watched these episodes as they released on YouTube, then supported them in their Kickstarter campaign and got the DVD set!

(5/18)

Crinoline_Laphroaig Well done!+ 12mo
KerriNTurner Loved this series! 12mo
CrowCAH @KerriNTurner me too; I feel the need to rewatch them! 12mo
Linsy These are fun! 12mo
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Laura317
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I loved this silly, sweet, modern version of Jane Austen‘s Pride and Prejudice. This book followed the main idea of P&P faithfully. There were a few differences, but they worked well. Not great literature, but definitely five stars for enjoyment.

CrowCAH Have you seen the YouTube vlog series by the same name?! It‘s so enjoyable; I think you‘ll like it! 1y
Laura317 @CrowCAH No! I will look that up. If it‘s anything close to the book,I‘m sure I‘ll enjoy it. Thanks for the tip! 1y
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Laura317
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OMG! Jane Austen AND Doctor Who!?!
Two of my favorite things. Wonder what The Who News was? Something with Matt Smith leaving? Hmmm. 🤔🤔🤔

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Laura317
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Up next. I‘m a sucker for all things Jane Austen.

Dragon A fun read! 😀🐉 1y
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CrowCAH
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#LitsyClassics #ReAdaptation

Wasn‘t sure how to interpret a re-adaptation, but I felt this modern day vlog retelling might fit the bill!

JoRead Absolutely! Love this series ❤ 1y
CrowCAH @JoRead OMG me too! I own the DVD collection of vlogs; I think it deserves a rewatch!!! 1y
Cheshirecat913 Third this vlog too. I have watched it twice and would watch again. 1y
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niftytiffd
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Elizabeth Bennet is my favorite J.A. character 📚
@GypsyKat #JaneAustenGiveaway

ReadingSusan Ah yes me too. And Jennifer Ehle is my favorite Lizzie! 1y
niftytiffd @ReadingSusan Agreed!! 😊 1y
GypsyKat She‘s my favorite Lizzie as well! 💗💗💗 1y
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Melissa_J
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I absolutely adore this book, which is a modern day retelling of Pride & Prejudice, and the web series it is based on. If you haven‘t read this book or watched the web series I highly recommend it. Both are good for a #laugh especially when Lizzie impersonates Mrs. Bennett. #150PnPCoverParty

Now I think I want to re-read this one!

LeahBergen I haven‘t read this! 😮 2y
daniwithtea I didn‘t know they made this into a book! I loved the web series. 2y
Austen_Nerd I will be adding this book to my must read pile!! lol😊 2y
CrowCAH I love the vlog series!!! Own the book and now need to read it! 2y
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tiffanosaur
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I just finished a reread and rewatch of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and I still can't get over how good of an adaptation this is. I love how several mediums(multiple YouTube channels, twitter accounts, etc) were used together to bring a modern day Pride and Prejudice to life, and this book gives more info that didn't get shown in the videos that makes these characters even more interesting.

ReadingSusan I loved this series!!! 1y
tiffanosaur @ReadingSusan it's definitely one of my favorites! 1y
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Beachreader09
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I can‘t wait to reread this!!! Love the series, love the book. It‘s tied for my favorite adaptation of the original, Pride and Prejudice. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this. I‘ve recommended it to every P&P fan I know.

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vicgreentoriafield
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I'm doing my own little Fluffy February and finished this sweet retelling yesterday. It was cute and entertaining. Thanks to @Samwise_Gamgee for lending this to me and telling me I need to read it. Now moving on to see what my girl Louisa has been up to!

MarriedtoMrT Have you watched the Lizzie Bennet Diaries in Youtube? So much fun! 2y
vicgreentoriafield @MarriedtoMrT I started watching while reading! I didn't want to go past where I was up to in the book so I have some to finish up soon. 2y
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Cheshirecat913
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The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is such a fun web show and Lizzie's impersonations of her #firstimpressions of Darcy are perfect.
#150PnPcoverparty @CrowCAH @LeahBergen

CrowCAH OMG I love this vlog series!!! 2y
LeahBergen I‘ve never watched this! 😮 2y
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Dragon
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I love 💕 Pride and Prejudice so I‘m predisposed to loving this modern retelling of the classic story. This is a light hearted version based on a web series. So glad I saw this book at a used booksale. Now I have to watch the series 👍👍❤️

ReadingSusan Oh how I loved this web series 😍😍 2y
Dragon Thanks @ReadingSusan I‘ve watched the first three episodes and they are such fun ! I can‘t believe I never heard of them. 2y
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Dragon
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I wish it was holiday Thursday instead of regular Thursday so I could stay home and read my latest Pride and Prejudice inspired read . Happy Thanksgiving! To my American friends 🇺🇸, enjoy family, friends and feast!

Bklover I wish it was holiday Thursday for you too! You would be welcome to join us! 2y
Dragon Thanks @Bklover it was a pretty good regular Thursday. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day! 🦃 2y
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jolovestoread
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I loved the YouTube series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

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iread2much
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This wasn't a great book and it wasn't horrible. I think the way the author(s) squeezed in the traditional Darcy dialog while all the other characters got to speak modern English ruined the book. I did really enjoy watching the vlogs and reading the book at the same time. 2/5 stars. Read if you like P&P and want something light.

ralexist The YouTube series that this book is based off of is really really good and was an interesting way to update the classic. I did feel that it translate that well back into book format though. 2y
iread2much @ralexist I enjoyed the YouTube series while I was reading the book, I thought it was a cool concept I just didn't like the book near as much as the videos? 2y
Eryn2513 Heyyyy pen pal!!! My email address is erinstephens83@gmail.com if you want to shoot me some lines with your address!! ✌🏽 2y
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iread2much @Eryn2513 hi pen pal! I just sent you an email, I'm super excited to have a real pen pal again! 2y
TricksyTails 😘🐶 How do you get involved with pen pals? 2y
iread2much @TricksyTails it was a sign up thing, took me forever to figure it out. Seems like they do it every year. If you want to be my pen pal, I‘d love it! I absolutely love getting mail. You can email me your address at and I will be so very happy to write you letters :) (edited) 2y
TricksyTails @iread2much Yay! That's perfect! I'll send you an email soon! 😁 2y
iread2much @TricksyTails perfect! I look forward to your email 😄 I can‘t wait to have a pen pal! 2y
TricksyTails I'm excited! And a special bonus: a fellow Akita parent! 2y
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Beachreader09
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I can't believe I didn't know about this books existence!! This is making my summer!! Slow going though, because I'm trying to re-watch the series as I read the book.

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Bookwormjillk
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Easter afternoon in a lawn chair watching my kids soak each other with water balloons while I read. Not your usual Easter, but I'll take it. Back to school for those two tomorrow. Hooray!

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Bookwormjillk
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Updated my quote journal and started a new book. My kind of quiet but productive night.

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Samwise_Gamgee
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Friday evening plans. Love a good retelling. #currentlyreading

Bookcation74 ❤❤❤❤❤ 2y
Melissa_J I LOVED this book! 2y
Julsmarshall I need this! I loved their YouTube series, I need to try to finish it! 2y
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DebinHawaii This is a fun one! 📚👍😀 2y
christineandbooks Did you see the web series? Loved that... 2y
Samwise_Gamgee @Julsmarshall @christineandbooks I haven't watched yet but I'm definitely going to need to check it out! 2y
christineandbooks Emma Approved was also pretty good. 2y
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CrowCAH
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#shereallyisafunnygirl #bbbmarch17

To me this vlog adaption of Pride and Prejudice really puts the humor into the story, way more than Mr. Collins could ever bring by himself! Witty, funny, and in clandestinely happy!

raelaschoenherr I miss this vlog! 2y
CrowCAH @raelaschoenherr I do too. That's why I bought the DVD set, so I can relive the magic! 2y
raelaschoenherr I think they're re-airing them all in love time to celebrate the 5 year anniversary. Starting in April, maybe? 2y
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CrowCAH @raelaschoenherr awesome! Can't believe it's already been five years. 2y
raelaschoenherr I want another series like this! 2y
CrowCAH @raelaschoenherr me too. I haven't found another one that's caught my interest. 2y
raelaschoenherr Emma Approved was fun but not quite the same. 2y
CrowCAH @raelaschoenherr I agree. Same with Frankenstein MD, and Sanditon and the Little Woman adaptation, not quite the same. 2y
raelaschoenherr I just saw an Anne of Green Gables one that I'm going to check out! 2y
CrowCAH @raelaschoenherr neat; hopefully it's engaging! 2y
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DebinHawaii
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Day17 #feistyfeb #fanfichomage I'm a sucker for Jane Austen adaptations & fan fiction, especially Pride and Prejudice ones. It always amazes me how many there are from zombies to pirates & rock stars, murders in cozy mysteries & ones that get a little sexy.😚I try to get them via Kindle Unlimited because I'm cheap & some are pretty bad-but you have to admire the passion for P&P behind them. I call them potato chip reads-fun, quick-snack books.👍📚

Karen_V What's your favorite one? 3y
DebinHawaii @Karen_V Out of these, Eligible and The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet. 👍📚 (edited) 3y
Eyelit Pirates and prejudice!?! That sounds delightfully terrible and I must read it. How much of a wreck is it (or is it totally awesome)? 3y
DebinHawaii @Eyelit It takes some suspension of disbelief that Darcy goes off the rails enough after Lizzie refuses him to be mistaken for a famous pirate then masquerades as the pirate to help catch him and Mr. B & Lizzie go on a trip to the Spanish isles to visit a relative & run of course run into Darcy as the pirate and then the pirate... But it is kind of fun! 😆👍 3y
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Samwise_Gamgee
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Thank you so much to Kari aka @Grrlbrarian , you are so generous and chose perfect items. A Pride and Prejudice retelling AND a Neverland spin-off, what more could you ask for?! I love your user photo too!!

Thank you @Bookishmarginalia , for organizing this wonderful idea. Happy holidays to all the #littens

#secretsantagoespostal #wintersolsticebookexchange

LeahBergen ❤❤ 3y
BookishMarginalia My pleasure! 💝💝💝💝 3y
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beccaeve
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Day 16 of #SeasonsReadings: #FaveJaneAustenAdaptation
I love, #TheLizzieBennetDiaries, the YouTube adapatation of #PrideAndPredjudice. The series got me to read the book. Highly recommend!

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@RealLifeReading

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Sarah83
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Für die heutige Jane Austen Auswahl habe ich die Bücher genommen, die mir am liebsten sind. Klar gibt es viele Adaptionen nur muss für mich der natürliche Charme erhalten bleiben.

For today's choice I choose two books I love the most. Naturally there more adaptions but I like it, when the former charm influences the new work.

#favejaneausten
#favejaneaustenadaptation

@RealLifeReading

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raelaschoenherr
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The YouTube vlog/video series more than this book, but you get the gist :) This was SUCH a fun adaptation and shed a whole new light on the story. This version helped me realize that Darcy wasn't just stuck-up, he was also kind of helplessly socially awkward and shy. 😆 And I also loved how this brought some of the secondary characters more to light too! #seasonsreadings2016 #faveJaneAustenadaptation

Pinkmeghan I loved this series!!!!!! 💜😍 3y
ocdIrene Such a great choice! 💜💜I loved how this series used the vlog format to adapt/update the story.💜💜 3y
raelaschoenherr @Pinkmeghan @ocdIrene Did you guys watch them as they aired or after the fact? I binged the first 20 and then a group of coworkers and I watched each one as it aired! The wait between episodes both increased the enjoyment and made us SO anxious with anticipation!! #DarcyDay 3y
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ocdIrene @raelaschoenherr I watched the first five or six together. Then I started "the wait" between episodes, but I don't watch that much YouTube, so I decided to string them together and watch about once a month or so. At the end I was watching the last four or five individual episodes. Now I kind of want to re-watch. (edited) 3y
raelaschoenherr @ocdIrene Ooh, that would be fun to re-watch! I may have to do that :) Did you also watch Emma Approved? 3y
ocdIrene @raelaschoenherr HaHa...I was just thinking the same thing! I watched a few episodes, but didn't get into it, (edited) 3y
ocdIrene @raelaschoenherr Argh, my puppy keeps knocking me💜and I hit Send early🙉 Did you watch Emma Approved? I remember thinking I should wait and go back to it. I do think some series require more momentum. 3y
raelaschoenherr @ocdIrene I watched the whole thing and liked it! Not as good as LBD but still enjoyable:) Might be easier to get into without having to wait for new episodes. 3y
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writerlibrarian
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This was so much fun to watch in real time. Waiting for the new episode to drop. My favorite remix of P&P. Righttttt
#seasonsreadings2016 #favejaneaustenadaptation.💖🍾🍸

christineandbooks I love this adaptation of Pride and Prejudice! I also really enjoyed Emma Approved. 3y
writerlibrarian @christineandbooks I remember stalking the youtube channel for updates and the website, got me into Tumblr big time when I only had a placeholder there for a while. Go Lizzie! (edited) 3y
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Librariana
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Loved the YouTube web series (was addicted to them, as a matter of fact and as one of my Pinterest boards can attest!) and loved this deeper look into the lives of the Bennet sisters. A lovely little modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice.

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Nancethepants
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It was legitimately enjoyable to revisit this universe, and I think a rewatch is in order, if only to fall in love with Gigi and Fitz all over again.

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Yamich49
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I forgot to post my Lost in Austen Litcube pic! I adore all things Austen and love everything in this box: TWO gorgeous notebooks, cute coffee mug with "Know your own happiness" printed on it, yummy smelling wax crumbles, Lizzie Bennett diaries and bookmarks and Elizabeth and Mr Darcy dolls!

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Librariana
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Was reading/listening to this before our truck got broken into this past Wednesday ? All of the items pictured here, along with the bag and its contents, were stolen... so my reading had to take a pause. However, despite the terribly unfortunate events, I was shown an abundance of kindness and thanks to the generosity of friends, was able to reorder this modern take on "Pride and Prejudice". Will be back to reading it when it arrives ?❤?

paradise_found92 @librariana I'm so sorry that happened. :( 3y
Librariana Thank you for your concern, @considerthelobster 💖 The important thing is that my husband and I are alright... didn't witness the event... just walked up to a rather sad scene. I'm upset by the damage and do lament the loss of my reading journals and books, but we're working on replacing items through insurance and the beautiful generosity of friends 😊 We're gonna be just fine 💗 3y
paradise_found92 @librariana I'm glad to hear that! :) Best of luck to you 3y
Alfoster So positive in the face of adversity!👏👏👏 3y
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MeganMarieWrites
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Describe yourself using three fictional characters; it was pointed out to me that these are basically all the same person...I don't care though!

Jenni_Capps Belle was in mine as well! ❤️❤️ 3y
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Jesskathkarl
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I listened this on audiobook and had one or two issues with it. Overall, it was enjoyable, the end was better than the first half. I thought the audio diminished my enjoyment a bit because the reader made Mr Darcy and Mr Collins sound like robots. There was also direct quotes or forced language in several parts, including one phrase where I'm 99% sure it was pulled from the Kiera Knightly Pride & Prejudice movie. But I would still recommend it!

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MeganMarieWrites
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When it comes to picking a favorite anything I have a hard time choosing...so, with this post please know that I have SEVERAL MORE #favoritefemalecharacters but, for the purposes of this post I've chosen the Bennet sisters and the Schuyler sisters! I love all iterations of the Bennet girls but if you haven't watched the Lizzie Bennet Diaries you are missing out...and honestly, who doesn't love Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy?! #augustofpages

annahenke Lizzie Bennet Diaries - love it!! 3y
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xicanti
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A great supplement to the YouTube series! The book goes deeper into areas like Jane's love life, the Bennet family's financial woes, and--best of all--the academic side of Lizzie's degree. I had an awesome time with it and now want to rewatch the series poste haste.

Librariana Adore the YouTube series! 😄 3y
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Jhannine
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#AugustTBR
I bought this months ago and for some reason haven't gotten around to reading it. I know I'll love it, considering how much I love Pride and Prejudice, Jane Auaten not to mention "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries", this will be the month!

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niftytiffd
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Very clever and interesting take on P&P! I'm a huge Jane fan and this is my first time reading a contemporary retelling of any of her books. I enjoyed the modernized characters and scenarios. I think most Jane fans would agree that it was well done. Btw, I haven't watched the YouTube series...(yet)!

Sydsavvy Ok I need to read this. 3y
niftytiffd Yes! And I'll be looking for your review!! 3y
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Megnacarta
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I loved this book. Any fan of the series should read this book.