Almost like a pre-run of pride and prejudice
This is from a little learners edition of Sense and Sensibility. 😂😂😂
This is from a little learners edition of Sense and Sensibility. 😂😂😂
Hey Littens,it‘s been kind of a crappy day.The work being done at my house turned out to have problems and took much longer to resolve , just feeling a little blue , & have had little time for #24B4Monday
But now , I put on some soft yoga music ,looked at the shelf in this photo & remembered I can get back to reading tonight & reading lovely Littens posts .Reading can be a joy & a refuge,I will put away the irritations of the day & relax.🧘♀️
#NeverEver have I been as behind reviewing books as I have been of late between battling slumps, everyday hecticness and poor time management. Hoping to have reviews up of the pictured books (all Picks!) soon.
@Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch
The older I get the more I think that Marianne Dashwood should have let Colonel Brandon love her from the beginning.
#letyouloveme #ritaora #AnglophileApril
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I got this as a daily deal from Audible. Rosamund Pike was the perfect narrator. I normally would have found the husband-hunting antics of Elinor and Marianne extremely tedious, but Ms. Austen‘s snark saves the day. Overall, a lovely way to spend the train ride on our way to Chicago.
Recently started with Sense and Sensibility on audio. Rosamund Pike's narration is exquisite.
Much of the past two weeks were crappy, dragging me into a slump, but I'm much better now & hoping to be more productive. Really missed being on Litsy!
#bookmail! S&S is my least favorite Austen, but I saw this #PenguinClassicsDeluxeEdition cover and had to have it. Yes, I have five copies of Persuasion already, but I don‘t have an annotated edition and I love this cover, too. I fear I will have to collect all of the annotated Austens. Dang it. #bookaddict #noshame #wellmaybealittle #cantstopwontstop #austenaddict
Sooo technically it‘s Saturday now, but since I haven‘t been to bed yet I think it still counts 😉
1. Aquarius ♒️
2. Made my monthly budget today for work 🙌🏼
3. Tagged. Not so much “DNF” as “still in the works 2 years later”... haven‘t given up on it just yet!
4. Visit to the pet store to buy the cutest bunny carob Easter eggs 😍 and then watching le sis play netball.
5. @BooksbyBJThompson @PamelaStewart hi there 👋🏼 😊
I‘ve been partway though this book for MONTHS, so I finally got the audio version and started over. That did the trick 🤗 I was surprised by how much this book felt like a first version of Pride and Prejudice, since they were so similar (with a few major differences, of course). But I really liked it, and I‘m glad I finally finished it!
Ok you die hard fans - you know who you are - I‘m going for an afternoon on the telly with Sense & Sensibility.. @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm @merelybookish @LeahBergen @Melissa_J @Centique ... so many of you fans ... I‘ll let you know if I see it through 👍🏻😍
Rare books by women in a lovely old bookshop setting, owned and run by women - I‘m there! Evidently their most expensive book is Jane Austen‘s best friends copy of Sense and Sensibility, inscribed by Martha Lloyd. But it‘s a little out of my price range ((d0,000).
I have read Sense and Sensibility many times, but this was my first time listening. Rosamund Pike is an excellent narrator. She captures the nuances of emotion from each character, and differentiates her voice to suit each personality. I love this story of Eleanor and Marianne. I always come down on the side of Sense, but as I age, I am more sympathetic to the needs of Sensibility.
One of my favorite actresses, Juliet Stevenson, narrates this audio version of S&S and it was as enjoyable as expected!
If you haven‘t seen her in Truly, Madly, Deeply make the effort to find it. It‘s a mushy love story, but totally NOT in the way you‘d expect, otherwise I would 🤢. Ha!
Don‘t you think ALL tea should come with an attached bookish quote?
Thanks again for this wonderful tea, @DeborahSmall ! 😘😘
Have I mentioned lately how much I love Drunk Austen?
Also, I‘m more than halfway to completing this list. Surely a divorced person can be a spinster, too? 😂
As is typically the case for me, if I'm MIA for a bit, it's usually due to a show my daughter is in. And I share here when it's book related - we're halfway through her run as Margaret Dashwood! She has fallen in love with Margaret, so I hope that she'll read the book soon! Extra bonus: my husband is also in this show as Sir John Middleton!
The daily deal on Audible US got me today...
Fellow Janeites: it‘s Jane Bennet reading S&S for $3.95! 🥰
1. Tagged. Still the best.
2.2/14, although we will start celebrating by going out to lunch the day before and beat the crowds😄
3. Ken, my hubby of 47 years 😍
5. Sebastian Gage from Anna Lee Huber‘s Lady Darby series.
Lady Middleton was equally pleased with Mrs. Dashwood. There was a kind of cold hearted selfishness on both sides, which mutually attracted them; and they sympathised with each other in an insipid propriety of demeanor, and a general want of understanding. #burn
1. My Fair Lady
2. Sense and Sensibility
3. City of Bones
4. Emma Thompson/Michael Fassbender
Long-time Litsy friends know that my family is incredibly involved in community theatre & I love sharing when a production stems from a work of literature. Opening in one week - my daughter Ashleigh (in pink) as Margaret Dashwood and my husband as Sir John in Sense & Sensibility! So exciting! Ashleigh has grown to adore Margaret, & I can't wait until she reads the book!
How was your month of reading? I read 6 books, so that‘s pretty on par for me.
1. Sense and Sensibility
2. The Obelisk Gate
3. Queen of Shadows
4. Sleeping Giants
5. The Darkest Star
6. H is for Hawk
What do I even say about this cover? Except I clearly need a new edition of this book! 😄
Post Women‘s March, I refueled at a local restaurant and went to a used bookstore where I found these beautiful editions of Sense and Sensibility, Wuthering Heights, and one of my personal favorites, Jane Eyre. The gilded edges caught my eye from across the room like a homing beacon. Oh, and they were on sale! What a good day it‘s been!
I read this seven years ago and gave it five stars. I just read it again for the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub (Instagram).
I did not remember the details of the story as I thought I did, so I was able to enjoy it all again. I adore Austen‘s wit and the way she reveals human nature flawlessly.
Ahh my new read Jane Austin. Her perspective to me (imo) is like having a new witty friend. She is almost like a Mean Girl in her depiction of others ( her characters) observing the foibles of humanity?. She reminds me of Lindsay Lohan in Mean Girls who observes the Mean Girls from the perspective of an outsider and yet gets caught up in the "society" of the Mean Girls. Is Jane Austin really wanting to be caught up in her day's society? Maybe??
I began 2019 by starting this on audiobook while going to the gym. I‘ve read all of Austen‘s novels before (except for Lady Susan) but I‘ve been in a mood for a reread and there are some people on Instagram hosting a Jane Austen Book Club this year, so it seemed like a great way to read them again! (If you‘re on IG and interested the hashtag is #ardentlyaustenbookclub )