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Jane Austen at 200: still a friend and a stranger | Books | The Guardian

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https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/books/2017/jan/14/jane-austen-200-anniversary-friend-stranger?client=safari

Excerpt:

“Downright nonsense” was the verdict of Mrs Augusta Bramston, a Hampshire friend and neighbour of the Austen family, on reading Pride and Prejudice. In 1814, Jane Austen published Mansfield Park, a sophisticated study of love and family life. Mrs Bramston nevertheless thought she ought to give it go, and having struggled through volume one, “flattered herself she had got through the worst”.

The Women’s Classic Literature Event

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This event is way more a celebration than a “reading challenge.” It’s about hunting out those forgotten titles which didn’t make it into the official canon, & reading them & sharing the excitement. Or exploring the females who are in the canon. For example, if you want to spend the entire year poring over Middlemarch by George Eliot, going a chapter or two a month and gently journaling, we don’t want to stifle that by asking you to meet a title count.”

My journey for the Women’s Classic Literature Event opened the way for many rereads of my favourite author and introduction to new Classic authors. I am happy that I made an effort to read a few books because it allowed me  to read stories of authors I always wanted to sample their writings.

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Love and Freindship And Other Early Works [A Collection of Juvenile Writings] A Book Review

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Jane Austen

I am not sure if the style of writing is characteristics of the time period or simply Austen’s own but I just did not fancy it at all. Did people seriously spoke in such flowery poetry manner such as “uncommon violence exerted against our unoffending door.”  If she used a mocking tone as a satirical writing style, then my word 18th century Literature was quite in the clouds. Furthermore,I found myself rolling my eyes in disbelief to frequency at the rate of fainting (too frequent) and the secession of death toll. The portrayal of death by fainting seem a mad bad comedy.

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Pride and Prejudice[A Book Review]

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Ughhhh. The first line of Pride and Prejudice is probably one of my most disliked opening sentences in my reading pastime. A sentence which plagued the entire concept of the novel. I admit that the following paragraphs provided the most wit of the entire novel and there after affixing Mr. Bennett’s sarcasm as a cool nod, however he disappointed me later in the story. Thus, the full loaded effect of being charmed off by irony and sarcasm became dampen. Am I the only one who wonders when Mr. Bennett’s speaks of his favourite son in law that he is perhaps being sarcastic?

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Books You Want To Finally Read In 2017

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Top 5 Wednesday

Hello my book people, it is Wednesday (well now that I edit my post it is now Thursday) and we are all happy because it is Top 5 Wednesday. We are looking to the future of 2017 with:

 December 7th – Books You Want to Finally Read in 2017
These are those books you meant to read in 2016 or 2015 or 2014 and never got around to. Those books that have been sitting on your TBR for a while, and you really want to get to. These aren’t upcoming 2017 releases; these are older books that need your love too!

There are several books that I really want to read especially on my Classic Challenges, however there are five (5) books on my Goodreads to Read List that I honestly have a special interest in reading. Some of the books have been on the list since 2013 but my interest to peruse those pages has  not deemed even having meeting other new and old releases.

Let Us Dive Into It:

 

 

Persuasion [A Short Review]

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Jane Austen

This time around Persuasion felt even more of an emotional read and my bond with Anne Elliot felt stronger. I sometimes wondered if she would suffer from an emotional heart attack and transfer it to myself. I had to keep saying “breathe Anne, breathe Anne,” as if she was next to me.

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My Favourite Author!

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Happy Jane Austen Month!

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Favourite Author: A Septolet Source: http://images.sodahead.com

Jane Austen

is my

favourite author

only from 2012.

~*~*~*~*~*

Stories

she tells

so well.

Post Two: Reading Month 2015

Poetry Form: Septolet: “Poem of 7 lines containing 14 words with a break between two parts. Both deals with same thought and create a picture.”

Would you mind telling me who is your favourite author?

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Books I Want to Re-Read / Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday

Hello my Book People, I greet you on this twenty third day of November in the year two thousand and sixteen in a lovely toasty book filled mood. After all it is Wednesday and Top 5 Wednesday is:

November 23: Books I Want to Re-Read
–Though it seems like we are all constantly chasing the next upcoming release, let’s take a trip down memory lane and talk about some books that we’d like to re-visit.

Let us dive into it:

  • Jane Austen Works: I have been craving to reread my girl JA from the beginning of the year, so for December (in time for her birthday) I want to do a reread of some of her six major works.

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Favourite Non-Canon Ships/ Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday

Good morning Wednesdayers, how is it in the Book World on your end?  Today we are talking about love, yes love and no it is not February. Now, let me be indiscreet to say that the word “Ship” or “Shipping” always strike me as  teenager language, I prefer saying  love interest and I love talking about characters I wish ended in forever.

 

October 19th: Favorite Non-Canon Ships
–These are the couples you love, but they never got together in canon (canon meaning: what actually happened in the text). Or that did get together, but weren’t together in the end of the series. Or a couple you ship but it’s actually impossible for them to be together because they are from different worlds, franchises, etc. Let your shipper heart run wild. I know mine will.

Let us dive into it:

Jo and Teddy from Little Women by Louisa M Alcott

I was so disappointed when they both married other persons and not each other. I will always dislike the ending of the story because of this romantic/disappointment. I felt that that they were meant for each other based on their emotional and loving connection but the writer had other plans.

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