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Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
A beloved and internationally bestselling author s contemporary retelling of Jane Austen s classic novel of love, money and two very different sistersWhen their father unexpectedly dies, the three Dashwood girls Elinor, Marianne and Margaret must face the harsh reality of a life where they no longer have the home or the financial security that they have always taken for granted. As they come to terms with life without the comforts of either their country house or an inheritance, Elinor, a sensible architecture student, and Marianne, a passionate, musical free spirit, are also confronted by a world where their choices are abruptly limited by their new and alarming circumstances.With her trademark insight and wit, Joanna Trollope has brought Austen s characters and their story into the 21st century. In the timeless spirit of their creator, she casts a clever, gently satirical eye on Elinor and Marianne as they are forced to navigate the modern world and the search for love. The results are both heartbreaking and hilarious, but always, in the hands of consummate storyteller Trollope, hugely entertaining and achingly true to life. Reimagining "Sense and Sensibility" in a fresh and contemporary light, Trollope recasts this beloved coming-of-age story as a perfect tale for our times."
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marshallgal81
Sense & Sensibility LP | Joanna Trollope
Panpan

So disappointed in this one. 2.5 out of 5 stars.

Jane Austen is rolling over in her grave right now. So much was copied from the original and the author attempted to make it more “modern” by dropping in Twitter, Facebook, and iPad. It didn‘t work with the story at all. Disappointing read.

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marshallgal81
Sense & Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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One of my #NewYearResolutions is to visit the #library more and buy less! I thought that would be a problem till today...check out my library book haul! 🤓❤️📚

#bookhaul

Julsmarshall Great haul! 5mo
marshallgal81 @Julsmarshall thanks!!! 🤗❤️📚 5mo
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Ash.on.the.line
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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Mehso-so

I don‘t think this one translates well to modern day story telling. It‘s okay but it still didn‘t have a modern feeling. Also again with young people using “modern” lingo that I‘ve never heard a young person use, unless it‘s ironically. Some of the characters a bit undeveloped, still I knew this was probably going to happen so I did try to enjoy the story as much as I could.
I love the idea of the retelling but so far eligible has been the best.

Melissa_J I had the exact same thoughts about this one. I recently read this and it‘s the only S&S retelling that‘s worked for me 7mo
Ash.on.the.line @Melissa_J I‘m going to have to check it out! ☺️ 7mo
ladyonequestion I agree, not sure Trollope pulled this one off but Eligible was really good. 7mo
Ash.on.the.line @ladyonequestion yes so far Eligible has been the best. 7mo
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Kimberlone
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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I finished one book on Friday, started another and finished it yesterday, then just started this one last night and am already halfway through. Can‘t believe how productive this weekend has been! Reading in the sun is just such great motivation 😎

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jillannjohn
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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Opened my #janeaustenswap package from @charl08 ! Thank you so much for all the goodies! Excited to read the book. And the tote bag!! ❤️

mabell Love the tote bag!! 😍😍 12mo
whatshesreadingnow Lovely!! 😍 12mo
charl08 The bag arrived here and immediately went onto my own future wishlist. Hope it is useful for many bookish journeys. 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm The tote!!🧡 12mo
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OriginalCyn620
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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Wow! Thank you @CoffeeCatsBooks ... you knocked it out the park! Love the books and Austen treats! The coloring book and candle made me smile! Thanks especially for the illustrated P&P...it‘s my fave & I didn‘t have one until now! #janeaustenswap

sprainedbrain So pretty! ❤️ 12mo
Kalalalatja How lovely! 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm That P&P edition is lovely! 12mo
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CrowCAH Ooh that illustrated P&P looks gorgeous; I want!!! 😍 12mo
Melissa_J Nice! 12mo
Elisa Everything is so beautiful!! 12mo
CoffeeCatsBooks Yay, glad you didn‘t have it! I had fun shopping for you 😊 12mo
mabell So many gorgeous gifts! I love the candle! ❤️ 12mo
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KarenUK
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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Love the Austen classic and have enjoyed the Joanna Trollope I‘ve read, so I‘m looking forward to getting to this recent #bookoutlet find.
The only other “Austen project” book I have tried is ‘Eligible‘ which I thought was great fun... so 🤞

#litsyclassics #maylovesclassics #retelling

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Melissa_J
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Mehso-so

While this is a fairly faithful adaptation of Sense & Sensibility, the story doesn‘t translate well to a modern-day setting. I expected this, however, and tried to enjoy the book anyway. In the end, it wasn‘t the modern-day setting that impacted my views of the book. It was the serious lack of character development for both Marianne Dashwood and Edward Ferrars that made the novel‘s two principal love stories hard to buy into. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

LeahBergen Hmm... that sounds like a “pass” for me then. 😄 14mo
Sophoclessweetheart How unfortunate x 14mo
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Melissa_J
Sense & Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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It‘s a cold, grey day here. Perfect for curling up with a good book 📖! I‘ve only managed to read for about 4.5 hours in total so far in #25inFive so I doubt I‘ll hit the 25 hour mark, but I‘ll keep going nevertheless 😊

The pictured book is entertaining. Not all aspects of Austen‘s stories translate well to a 21st century setting, but since I was prepared for that I‘m just enjoying this book for what it is 🤷🏻‍♀️

Daisey I‘m at about the same point with my time. I was going to read more last night, but was exhausted from the week and crashed early. 14mo
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Conleyheather
Sense & Sensibility LP | Joanna Trollope
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Continuing my Jane Austen run #janeaustenproject

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KarenUK
Sense & Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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I wasn‘t going to look, but I did.... and I succumbed... I just have no will power! 15 books later...... 🤦‍♀️

MaleficentBookDragon I know! The sale got me too. At least I got three for my #secretsantagoespostal book exchange. (edited) 1y
TheBookAddict Yes! Same here, we made it a point not to go out on Friday, but I had this sale at my fingertips...I also bought some books for my #ssgpbuddy. 1y
BarbaraBB I almost bought 21 🤩 books after seeing your post, but fortunately the shipping costs would be 59 (!) dollars, so then I was able to delete the whole list 😅 1y
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KarenUK @BarbaraBB 😔... shipping is free in US... 1y
BarbaraBB @KarenUK Lucky you! 1y
KarenUK @barbarabb I think my hubby wishes I‘d had to abandon my basket too! 😂 1y
BarbaraBB @KarenUK 😂😂 1y
TheLudicReader Oops, hit send before I finished...I just bought 24! 1y
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TheInfiniteReadingList
Sense & Sensibility LP | Joanna Trollope
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‪Audiobook #4! #24in48

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DebinHawaii
Sense & Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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Day 17 #JubilantJuly #sideprofiles Some good side profile covers from my stacks--the top three are books I've read and the bottom three are in my #TBR pile. 📚📚📚😬📚📚

charissharpe A Million Junes looks so good! 2y
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LizzyM
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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Now this is what I call a perfect Sunday afternoon.

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Kimberlone
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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Sad to be done with my staycation, traveling around the state with visitors, but all good things must come to an end. This is a #LittleFreeLibrary I found at a local breakfast place yesterday. Couldn't resist picking up this copy of Sense and Sensibility, part of the Jane Austen Revisited series. #snowcitycafe #riotgrams

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NeverendingTBR
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book and read it in 2 days would highly recommend for a modern day retelling of Austen's #SenseandSensibility

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londonwayne
Sense & Sensibility LP | Joanna Trollope
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I'm so excited to dive into the Austen Project books! I stumbled onto three out of four in my favorite store and special ordered the last one. I've heard mixed reviews, but I'm willing to give pretty much anything Austen related a chance. Fingers crossed!

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NeverendingTBR
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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#CurrentlyReading this about 130 pages in and enjoying it - part of the #AustenProject which updates the classics to a modern day setting starting with #SenseandSensibility - first time reading a Joanna Trollope book

Sophieneechan Oh, that's interesting! Haven't seen that, must check it out 😊 2y
NeverendingTBR @Sophieneechan was a really good book finished it in 2 days 👍🏻😃 2y
Sophieneechan Nice! 😃 2y
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DebinHawaii
Sense & Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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Day19 #SeasonsReadings2016 #silhouettesoncovers Two covers I own with silhouettes--one I've read & one I keep saying I will read. For Trollope's Sense & Sensibility from The Austen Project, I think the cover survived the updating to contemporary times more than the story did. Night Circus has been on my TBR forever & I finally bought a copy a couple of months ago (baby steps). Maybe I'll get it worked into a challenge so I get it read in 2017. 📚

jessberk13 It's over 400 pages so you can use it for the #LitsyReadingChallenge! I read this for the first time this year and absolutely adored it. I hope you read it soon and love it too!! 2y
jessberk13 I take that back, it's not over 400 pages 😐 however it is told from multiple perspectives, so you can still use it!! 🤗🤗🤗 2y
DebinHawaii @jessica So my copy is 512 pages but I see on Litsy they have two listed and one has less than 400 pages. Hmmm... 2y
jessberk13 @DebinHawaii well there you go, then!!! 2y
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Serenity_Within86
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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Super excited to start this!!!!

christineandbooks I love that cover! And I'll be interested to know what you think...I love adaptations and enjoyed Sittenfeld's Eligible but haven't tried this yet. 2y
Serenity_Within86 @christineandbooks For sure I'll let you know!!! I'm definitely reading all the Jane Austin project books. 2y
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mischa
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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I have terrible anxiety in crowds, which is exacerbated at this time of year when doing shopping. So to calm myself before bracing the stores, I headed to the library! Both were intentional borrows for a change. 👍🏻 I heard about them on this week's Get Booked podcast and knew I needed to get them in my brain!

moranadatter Crowds make me anxious too. I tend to avoid public spaces with lots of people. 2y
mischa @kmdartist I do the bulk of my shopping online because of it. When I do venture out, I have a very specific plan and will not deviate from it. This is challenging during the lead up to Christmas, however. 2y
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laura16
Sense & Sensibility LP | Joanna Trollope
Mehso-so

It was fun to image the Dashwood girls in a modern setting, but the book lacked something. When I wish that Elinor ended up with Captain Brandon than Edward, something is off.

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Broke_Girl_Reads
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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The #bookrainbow was easier than I expected! Though I have to say, this is the first time I've ever scolded myself for not buying more green and orange books. Does anyone else own pretty much exclusively blue and red books?
#somethingforsept

paige84 I have a ton of green but very few purple! 3y
RealLifeReading I'm definitely lacking pinks 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Nice!🌈 3y
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Broke_Girl_Reads @Ashley.Paige I was surprised by how many purple books I have! It's never something I've paid much attention to before today. @RealLifeReading I am too! I just have the one in this picture 3y
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mcctrish
Sense & Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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Not painting my kitchen

Alena You've made an excellent choice! 🌞 3y
LauraBeth It can wait 😀 3y
TheWellReadOwl Thank goodness you have a great alternate plan! Enjoy 3y
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Sfox414 Looks like a great day! ☀️ 3y
MrBook Lol 3y
mcctrish @Alena I think so 3y
mcctrish @LauraBeth yes it can 😂 3y
mcctrish @TheWellReadOwl it pays to be prepared 😝 3y
mcctrish @Sfox414 it was a lovely day and ended with a book club meeting with P & P/ Eligible discussion 3y
mcctrish @MrBook and now I am still not painting while I drive to pick up teenager from camp 3y
cathy6098 Great book for that type of day!! 🤓 3y
mcctrish @Cathy 6098 it is ( I hate Fanny ) 3y
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Sfox414
Sense & Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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Mehso-so

It's basically like reading the original with mentions of tweeting grafted in. That's the main problem with it: The setting is modernized, but not the plot, even at a basic level--not even age bumps for Elinor and Marianne. I think these Austen Project books can either be proper modern updates or adhere closely to the originals, not both. S&S and NA tried for both and suffered for it, Eligible went for the actual update and mostly succeeded.

Reviewsbylola I bought this because I loved Eligible but I am scared to read it because of the reviews. S&S was my least favorite Austen so I am not really interested in reading it again. 3y
Sfox414 @reviewsbylola Ah see I really like Sense & Sensibility, so that saved it a bit, since I thought the writing here was better than in NA, and Marianne and Elinor at least are spot-on. But yeah, the story here is pretty much beat-for-beat--no fun spins on the original like with Eligible or something like Clueless. I don't know, maybe I'm being too harsh on it--I definitely want to hear what you think when you read it! 3y
Reviewsbylola It has been probably ten years since I read S&S so maybe I'll like it this time around. That's what I'm hoping at least! 3y
mcctrish Started this last night and I think I read S & S 25 years ago? Not nearly as obsessed with it as I was with P & P 3y
Sfox414 It's been forever since I read the original too (I really need to do a full Austen re-read sometime)! How are you liking it so far? 3y
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mcctrish
Sense & Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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I am a bit obsessed with The Austen Project now that I re-read P&P and Eligible

MrBook Nothing wrong with being obsessed with it. Now Pokemon Go, on the other hand. 3y
LauraBeth @mcctrish me too! Just saw the Trollope book at the dollar store. For $1! I felt like I was stealing it 3y
mcctrish Oh @MrBook the whole Pokemon Go thing is making me batty 3y
mcctrish @LauraBeth I might have to head to the second hand book store now 3y
MrBook 😂👍🏻 3y
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laurabradburywriter
Sense & Sensibility LP | Joanna Trollope
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Panpan

I wanted to love this book but really all I wanted to do was smack all (and I mean ALL) the characters.Trollope completely misses the fact that women in the Regency era were helpless because marriage was their only option.Such apathy in 20 C women is not only unbelievable,but fist-gnawingly boring.

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laurabradburywriter
Sense & Sensibility LP | Joanna Trollope
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Uh oh. Was let loose in Victoria's magnificent bookstore Munro's again this evening. I decided they need shopping carts like Whole Foods.

Reviewsbylola Working Stiff is fantastic! Great haul! 3y
laurabradburywriter @Reviewsbylola you were right re: working stiff - DEVOURED it. Some of the stories she tells...Holy cr@p. Stayed up WAY too late with this one. If you have any similar recs let me know! 3y
Reviewsbylola I wish I did. I would love to read something like it. I guess Stiff, by Mary Roach would be the closest I could think of, if you haven't read it yet. 3y
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LindsayRuns
Sense & Sensibility LP | Joanna Trollope
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Pickpick

Modernized. Quick beach read. 🏖

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cathy6098
Sense & Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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Modern take including social media and modern phraseology, while staying seriously on track with Austen classic. Charming addition to summer reads list.

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alejguts
Sense & Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
Pickpick

Finished 2nd of 3 retelling/reimagining novels of classics. Trollope's take felt smoother, more like the original, a better homage to Austin. However, this Ed Ferras is a dullard. That relationship was hard to buy.

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alejguts
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Pickpick

On a roll: re-imaginings of classics. Just finished Eligible next Emma by McCall Smith. So far this retelling is smoother, less jarring than Eligible. I may develop a thesis of the criteria for best retelling practices😜

mcctrish I just finished Eligible too and now want to read all the re-tellings! 3y
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Scootsa1000
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Just about to start this one, my third out of four in The Austen Project....still on the waiting list for Eligible.

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