On vaca, thought I‘d read a classic and wasn‘t disappointed. Loving a little old fashioned Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy drama.
Not quite book related, but...
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QUESTION Austin fans: can someone recommend an edition with a grad course worthy Introduction or analysis? It‘s going to be one of the reading selections in my next HUMA course.
I hope I like it better the 2nd time around. I was in my early 20s when I first read it and didn‘t care for the MC. 😳 Hoping age will help me appreciate her more.
Austen is a slow burn for me, but I'm glad I persisted. She cloaks a lot of subversive social commentary (even by today's standards) in the mores of her time: wealth and power corrupt, the family unit is symbolically powerful but ultimately ineffectual, and marriage is about community, not romance. There's very little in her books about romantic love, really. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/pride-and-prejudice-jane-austen/
While heeding the siren call of two authors raving about a book and going to the bookstore to get it, I was able to exert enough willpower to resist getting these Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions. It was hard...and I may have only delayed the inevitable...but I left them on the shelves. That being said, these are gorgeous covers!
I am thrilled with my kindle cover from KleverCase. Now my ebooks can be gorgeous too 😏❤️❤️
I suspect I was spoiled in the #HighFiveToSummerSwap 😍😍😍
Thank you SO MUCH, Judy! I‘m overwhelmed by all of the Austen goodness, I‘m eating candy for dinner, and having a blue bath with pink candles later. You are awesome! This bookmark! Omg ❤️
And thank you, Jody, for putting this great swap together. 🤗
In all my years of singing #Tubthumping loudly & off-key whenever it played on the radio, I never looked up the definition. After learning it means “expressing opinions in a loud and violent or dramatic manner” I just couldn‘t help thinking of Lady Catherine de Bourgh who had not only her share but many others‘ share in the conversation. She definitely did plenty of tubthumping! 😆
Has anyone else pre-ordered the beautiful ‘Season Editions - Winter‘ books from Thomas Nelson? In addition to the tagged book, the Winter series is comprised of Wuthering Heights (also pre-ordered), A Tale of Two Cities, and Little Women (the latter two I recommend my husband to pre-order for me and give as Christmas presents 😂). Each book will be a numbered edition, and only 10,000 will be printed.
It took Lizzie and Darcy quite a long time to decide #IsThisLove. Lizzie is definitely one of my favourite heroines, sparky, witty, strong-willed, definitely full of #ZealousZest!
#AyUpAugust @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain
I try to always keep a hard copy of a book on my school bus for downtime spent waiting. Pride and Prejudice is a title I‘d put off reading for ages but it isn‘t at all what I expected, it‘s witty and fun. Now I have to resist the urge to download a copy onto my Kindle to read it more quickly.
How did I not finish Pride and Prejudice before now?! I love this story and was continually reminded of the romance between Benedick and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (which I adore) as I read. Please sign me up for all the retellings! 🥰😍❤️
And now I want to read more Austen. I‘m converted!
Most of my #PnPCovers books are second hand, found at used book stores and rummage sales. Each one is special.
My happy hour is the hours I get to read!
It's a truth universally acknowledged that there are a lot of new Pride and Prejudice variations in the book world right now. Pride and Prejudice with settings far from Jane Austen's England.
Now I feel the need to read the original. 🤓
#prideandprejudic #variations ⬇️
Mr. Collins invites himself to Longbourn as prospective inheritor of Mr Bennet‘s estate. He plans to make a marriage offer to one of the Bennet girls. He proposes to Elizabeth (after knowing Jane is not available) and, when rejected, proposes to Elizabeth‘s friend, Charlotte a few days later.
Read in the 1994 and in 2002 — Reading again for
#MMD ModernMrsDarcy.com Book Club pick for August 2019
This is my third reading of P&P and I‘ve seen the BBC presentation (staring Colin Firth 💝) at least 6 times. You might say that this is one of my favorite books and you would be 100% correct.
I mean, I'd marry me. 😂
The Husband is most perturbed. He played
Re-Cast Pride And Prejudice To Find Out Which Character You Are
(Please don't let it be Mr. Collins.)
and got Mr. Collins. 😂
It‘s only August 3rd and I‘m already behind with my #firstimpressions 😳
Pride and Prejudice was my gateway drug to Jane Austen. I love all of the other novels (well, I tolerate Emma 😂) and Persuasion is a strong contender for favorite, but I still love P&P the most.
Elizabeth Bennet in all of her snarkiness is just plain awesome, this book is hilarious and sweet, and Mr. Darcy isn‘t too shabby either.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that I love Bookish Quizzes. Got a good one? Please share.
So I realize that I killed two birds with one stone and read this book for my #newtsreadathon2019 (E) prompt. I am actually happy about that 😂. I thought my NEWTs would actually be harder but so far I am finding my readings are easier.
#hogwartshouses #harrypotter #slytherinpride #careofmagicalcreaturesnewts #magicalreadathon2019 #bookobsessed #bookstagram #bookworm #booknerd #booknerdigans
So I finished my first prompt of the #disneyathon #disneyreadathon2019 of Fa Mulan 🤗! I chose this particular book because of how strong the female characters are and just how we women can be ourselves and still have the man we want. Anyway onto the next book prompt! Stay tune 😁.
#bookobsessed #bookaesthetic #bookphotography #bookstagram #bookcommunity #bookaddicted #audiobooktime #readingtime📖
#scribdaudiobook #readingaddict #readingislife📖🙌
So I didn‘t post when I would start my #disneyreadathon2019 #teammulan reading. I am happy that my book choices are going to be more interesting than my book junkie ones lol. I will post a list of my books. I am nearly finished with this one and it was enjoyable.
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1. I love the Twilight and Hunger Games soundtracks!
2. 117 😬
3. Sally‘s Salon and Sally‘s Spa
4. Honestly? Bookly. It‘s made me actually read things, because I‘m a sucker for statistics. 😋
#wondrouswednesday #playlist #soundtrack #apps #games #bookly
The first time I read this book, I hated it. My English teacher told me that it was because I "understood what was really happening". It took me WAY TOO LONG to finish this again, as the book drags on, but everything after Lydia's marriage has saved it and given this book a pick rating from me. It's good. I wouldn't read it once a year, but maybe once every 5. Mr. Darcy came a long way, and I truly believe that love can change anything and anyone.
Hi! Welcome to my Litsy page! I‘m currently reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, a novel I‘ve wanted to explore for the longest time. I‘m listening to this as an audiobook, which makes it a lot easier to enjoy. 📚
The language and wording in this book is so beautiful and complex! My favorite character at the moment is Elizabeth; she‘s so intelligent and perceptive. ✨
Highly recommend this one so far! 👏🏻
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