People that call Jane Austen a “romance writer with no substance” just kill me. She was extremely satirical and was extremely perceptive. 💗💗💗
One of my favorite books and I can't say no to a pretty cover!
What are your favorite books that you collect new editions of?
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“And the while I‘m away I‘ll write home every day and send all my loving to you.”
*thanks to all of you that played along with us this month! It‘s been so fun to see what everyone comes up with. And many thanks @Cinfhen for letting us play along with you!
This is the box that made me cancel my #coffeeandaclassic subscription box. Idk why, but everyone else on IG had a beautiful, pink, hardcover. Mine was neither beautiful, pink, or hard. I reached out to them...no response, so I cancelled. Comparison is the thief of joy, I guess.
Multiple characters are feeling low in this story. And "you can write it in a letter, babe" made me think of Captain Wentworth's amazing letter.?
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I finished this audiobook in two days 😂😂 i am shocked.
this book was kind of hard to understand at first but once you are use to the language you start to understand a bit better. i think id enjoy it alot better if it was told from annes point of view.
if you guys are wondering where i listen to my audiobooks i use scribd super affordable and all the books you can read😊
Today was a good day for #bookmail and bookish mail. Yes, I already own four copies of Persuasion, including one #PenguinClassicsDeluxeEdition, but I didn‘t have *this* one. The rest are my #BNBookHaul from their big sale. I shopped online because I never felt good enough to go to the store. (Maybe this weekend...). And thanks for the #LitsyLove Misty!
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When I was at The Cape with 2 of my 3 sisters on Presidents‘ Day weekend,my older sister gave me a belated birthday gift.She is the one who since her college years has begged me to read Austen & Middlemarch.In the last couple of years I read both Middlemarch & Pride & Prejudice. I absolutely lived both. Now, thanks to her, I own Persuasion,so that will be up next. 📚❤️👩🏻🦰👱🏻♀️
As much as I love Austen, I didn‘t find this book had enough of a story to compel me to want to pick it up and read it.
Austen sure knows how to write strong male characters, and I fell in love with captain Wentworth, just as I did with mr Darcy. The touches of feminism throughout were also very interesting.
There is no denying that Austen provides us with a very telling insight into what life was like within her era.
I've been craving some #rereads of my beloved Jane Austen lately. My TBR just keeps growing so it's been years since I did a reread. I realized on my way home today that 10 years ago I was in Austenland writing my thesis on her, so of course I'm feeling nostalgic! I'll definitely be revisiting more of these gems over the next few months. What are your favorite rereads?
I adore this book. This was my 3rd reread and it‘s just as good as the 1st time. It‘s my favorite Austen & the scene with Wentworth‘s letter makes me swoon every time. I love that the romance isn‘t based on a few chance meetings. Anne and Wentworth have watched 8 years pass and they have matured. They know themselves and their minds better and aware not easily persuaded any more. Plus, it has some delightful obnoxious characters like Mary!
At the beginning of the year, I found a reading list challenge that *said* 2019. And it had books I wanted to read (or re-read).
But apparently it was the 2018 challenge with an updated date, but not updated books. And some time earlier this week, they updated the books... And I don't want to read these new ones.
So reading Persuasion anyway.
Next on my Jane Austen reading list. This will be the first time! I‘ve only ever read ‘Emma‘ and ‘Pride & Prejudice.‘
One of my favourite Austen novels and an underrated one imo. I think this story about “the one who got away” is rather romantic. The reader knows Anne and Wentworth are in love but they don‘t yet - and still it‘s not one of those “🙄 how can you be so blind and dumb, girrrrrl”-books 😂. The letter at the end is just💙💙💙. And of course this novel contains the typical Austen humour too, especially when she describes characters in her honest way 😂
Happy 243rd birthday to Jane Austen!
To be fair, I probably only did this well because I was late to the Austen party... I‘ve just read all of the novels and taken an online class about her within the last few years. This quiz was hard! 🤓
Persuasion is hands down my favorite book of all time. This week I was promoted and became the GM of my bookstore and decided to get celebratory tattoos in honor of it. I felt it was time for my “half agony, half hope” homage to Captain Wentworth to finally be done.
I read a lot of Austen's books in the early 2000s during a course about her while I was getting my English degree. I loved her stuff, then. I think it's time to do a second reading beginning with this one that I received from @Adriannagab as part of the #favoritepoetswap. ❤
Finished my second #MakeMeReadIt book today. This may be my favorite Jane Austen to date. 🙌🏻 For me, it had much more depth, wit and relatable characters. I loved getting into Anne's head and seeing how she remained true to her feelings.
I found this gorgeous edition at a thrift store that has sticker of purchase from The Jane Austen Centre in Bath. How cool is that!
Next up: Animal Farm
I think this is the third time I have read this novel, and it truly gets better with every reread. ❤️❤️❤️ Which should be next on my #janeaustenreread?