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Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters | Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
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From the publisher of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes a new tale of romance, heartbreak, and tentacled mayhem. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities. As our story opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels? This masterful portrait of Regency England blends Jane Austens biting social commentary with ultraviolent depictions of sea monsters biting. Its survival of the fittestand only the swiftest swimmers will find true love! From the Trade Paperback edition.
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CrowCAH
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#Scarathon #Monsters

A fun S&S adaptation that deep dives underneath the water. All ends well for all persons and fish persons!

LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
CrowCAH Thank you, @LeahBergen ! 😊 2mo
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CrowCAH
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters | Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
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#SciFiSeptember #Cloverfield

There are some sea monsters who wreak havoc on the principle characters of this book!

Klou Great pick! 1y
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LibraryCin
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Mehso-so

It was a bit hard to keep the characters straight, between using first names or sometimes a title with last names (Mr. or Miss). I thought the book did pick up in the 2nd half and especially the last 1/3 with the sea monster and underwater action! There were some good illustrations that were added to the book, as well. It helped me picture some of the odd sea 6. It also included humourous book club discussion questions.

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melissajayne
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Bailedbailed

I really tried to get through this and just had to bail on the book; not my cup of tea. #bookreview #bookstagram #readalong #2020 #fiction #pemberlittens

Scochrane26 I was really into P& P & zombies a few years ago, but I haven‘t read this one. 1y
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DebinHawaii
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Catching up on reviews. I read this one for #PemberLittens & found it pretty entertaining overall. Some of it was quite clever & made me laugh. Since it follows the book so closely (except for you know... sea monsters & oversize homicidal ocean life...) I got a tad restless in parts as we just finished the original, but it‘s campy & enjoyable. Biggest takeaway: it was extremely difficult to keep household servants alive after the “Alteration.”😱😆

sprainedbrain Those poor servants! 😂 1y
rubyslippersreads But think al all the extra dusting an eight-armed housemaid could do. 😂 1y
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sprainedbrain
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Omg this book... really just a chapter-by-chapter retelling of S&S, only Regency England has suffered a great Alteration, where literally everything in the ocean wants to kill everyone. It‘s ridiculous and LOL funny.

Lucy is a sea witch (explains a lot, really), Mr. Palmer has seen some sh*t to account for his drollness, Lady Middleton is fierce, London is in a dome at the bottom of the sea, the Colonel has face tentacles and fights pirates... ⬇️

sprainedbrain I think my favorite parts were when horrible, gross horror movie stuff is happening and everyone just carries on with their societal gossip and manners.

Oh, and this Marianne/Brandon line had me 🤣:

‘She found, in the event, that his face was not the only region of his physiognomy that could be described as multi-appendaged, and she found that fact to carry with it certain marital satisfactions.‘

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Bookwormjillk I couldn‘t get through this one. Really looking forward to P&P chapter a day! 1y
mollyrotondo Hahaha I really liked this one. Lucy being a sea witch was perfect. And I loved all the times they made fun of Brandon‘s fish face. And yes that line about not just his face having multiple appendages was a riot. And John Dashwood participating in medical experiments in order to make more money and then ultimately turned into a sea creature was so fitting. So funny 🤣 1y
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sprainedbrain @mollyrotondo it was nice not to have everything work out perfectly for John, Fanny, and Robert! 😂 1y
batsy Great review 😂 1y
Clare-Dragonfly I have no interest in reading this but that quote… 🤣🤣🤣 1y
ElizaMarie I didn't end up reading this one with you'all. I had planned to but things just came up and I couldn't get a hold of it. Anyway ... I am super excited and looking forward to Pride and Prejudice! Also am loving the #LBD :) 1y
katy4peas I might have to retry this one at some point. I think it was too much back to back for me after the original S&S. I need to spread out the love a bit 😁 glad you enjoyed it! 1y
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DebinHawaii
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I think the Dashwoods would have enjoyed poke as part of their seafood-heavy diet in this book although ahi tunas are big enough that “The Alteration” in the book would have made them pretty formidable. 😱🐟

Our director bought us poke bowls for lunch. 🎉🐟🍚🎉One thing my introvert soul appreciates about social distancing is that everyone eats in their office or at their desk now so I get to read instead of have to socialize.😆

ChasingOm Hah, you found a bright side! 1y
sprainedbrain Yummmm 1y
ValerieAndBooks Hopefully you saved some of that ahi for Max! 1y
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mollyrotondo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ #pemberlittens
I thought this book was a riot. I loved how they turn Col Brandon into a man with a fish face and then make fun of him the whole time and I loved how every time a monstrous fish attacks them the characters pay no mind and continue talking about their romantic problems lol it‘s a very clever adaptation

rubyslippersreads I need to read this. 🦑 1y
batsy I'm really tempted to read this! In the mood for fun and silly and doesn't take itself seriously 😁 1y
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DebinHawaii
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I am so behind in my #PemberLittens #seamonstersbuddyread chapters! Trying to at least get closer to being caught up today, while enjoying this Apple Kouign Amann for breakfast. The cafe that makes them near me usually sells out but I snagged a couple yesterday while running errands. So much butter! 😋🥐❤️

katy4peas Yum! 1y
Catherine_Willoughby Yummy 🤤 1y
KarouBlue And pastry 🥮 🤤 🥮 🤤 🥮 🤤 1y
batsy I love kouign-amann!! 1y
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mklong
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Pickpick

What silly fun! I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Sure, the joke wears a little thin after a while, but Winters kept me laughing in spite of that. He is having great fun with the characters and plot lines, but there is a clear affection for the original. #PemberLittens

sprainedbrain I‘m so glad you enjoyed it!! 1y
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sprainedbrain
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters | Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
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The absurdity continues in this week‘s chapters, but I‘m still 😂.

Lucy Steele manages to prattle on obliviously about her secret engagement while a damned sea monster is literally attacking Elinor. She did shut up for a minute and save her.

Sub-marine Station Beta is an underwater London, which is cool despite being the worst idea ever.

Brandon‘s face tentacles stiffening and swaying romantically for Marianne might be a bit...much, though.😖

BarkingMadRun I bailed on this one, I don‘t know why, but it annoyed me lol I should really try again 1y
sprainedbrain @BarkingMadRun I can totally respect bailing! It‘s really very campy and I get annoyed when it‘s just straight S&S for chapters on end. 1y
katy4peas Haha. I bailed too, but I like your recaps! I‘ll just read the book through your comments. Haha! 😉 @sprainedbrain @BarkingMadRun 1y
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DebinHawaii I am hoping to get caught up today. I‘m still entertained but I‘m way behind! 😉 1y
batsy Your summaries of this book are killing me 😂 1y
melissajayne @BarkingMadRun I‘m thinking of bailing as well 1y
bio_chem06 Absurd 🤣 1y
mollyrotondo I just caught up! The part with Lucy going on and on about her and Edward all while Elinor is fighting off the sea monster was a riot. Lucy would totally do that. And the gigantic lobster attack was super funny too. I love how the women are so strong and they are the ones fighting the monsters and saving each other. It‘s so fitting for a Jane Austen story especially if Jane Austen wrote action books. 1y
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sprainedbrain
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters | Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
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I don‘t know about y‘all, but this book has me 🤣

While I do catch myself skimming a paragraph here and there were it‘s just S&S exactly, I love the altered parts so much. I will go into more detail in comments and hide the spoilers (if they can be called that for a silly book like this), but how about Mrs. Dashwood busting that oar over her knee and stabbing the sea serpent in the eye? 😳😂

What do you all think so far?

#PemberLittens

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sprainedbrain Ok first, this ‘alteration‘ into a sea monster-filled hellscape is fun. Barton cottage is now a rickety two-story seaside shack tottering on a rocky promontory above the sea? Barton is an archipelago of remote scary islands... and Omg Sir John is a semi-retired adventurer and lady Middleton is a island princess from a place he conquered. Upon the ladies‘ arrival sent them the traditional gifts of exotic plants, fish and a big bag of opiates. 😂 (edited) 1y
sprainedbrain I can‘t stop giggling about Lady Middleton... ‘She was reserved and cold, as if having been stolen from her native village in a burlap sack and made to be servant and helpmate to an Englishman many years her senior, for some reason sat poorly with her.‘ And Mrs. Jennings, also kidnapped in a sack after her husband was killed, is so called because Sir John can‘t pronounce her name. Ok that‘s horrible, but I‘m loving the sarcasm and snark. 1y
sprainedbrain Poor Colonel Brandon has actual face tentacles. Now when he‘s rapt by Marianne‘s piano forte skills: ‘He sat in silence, tentacles writhing; his hands folded in his lap, making only the low gurgling noise that his sinuses always emitted, unbidden, from his lunatic‘s nightmare of a face.‘

All of that, and he‘s STILL on the wrong side of five and thirty. And his fishy face fingers become rigid when he‘s animated. Good god. 😂😂😂
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mollyrotondo I also love every time they make fun of Brandon for his fish face! Even when they are trying to be nice about it, they can‘t help pointing out that he is gross looking. I assume playing on the fact that Marianne finds him unappealing for being old. Also what is up with this pentagon Elinor keeps seeing? 1y
sprainedbrain @mollyrotondo yes, Elinor is clearly getting a bit of whatever weirdness poor Margaret is picking up on. And everyone is ignoring Margaret! (edited) 1y
mollyrotondo @sprainedbrain yes they are used to all this horrible fish monster stuff but think Margaret is pretending about the mountain ?! I love it lol 1y
mklong I am almost finished with this one and I go back and forth between thinking it doesn‘t need to be this long and admiring his commitment to following the original chapter by chapter. It is hilarious though 🤣 1y
sprainedbrain @mklong Right?? I guess that‘s why Jane is still credited as co-author... he‘s not straying from the original plot line! 😂 1y
bio_chem06 I just can‘t get into it. I feel like they are adding too much sea stuff, but maybe that‘s the point and it‘s lost on me😕 I think it could be better with less but better placed jokes (edited) 1y
sprainedbrain @bio_chem06 it‘s definitely trying pretty hard. The book is very campy! 1y
bio_chem06 @sprainedbrain campy! That‘s the BEST description😃 1y
mollyrotondo @sprainedbrain yes is campy is the word! I mean Willoughby alway wearing a scuba suit and flippers?! Of course Willoughby would walk around like that. 1y
sprainedbrain @mollyrotondo apparently it puts his ‘physique‘ to good advantage. 😅 Freaking Willoughby. 😂 1y
batsy Oh god, that's hilarious. Might I end up reading this after all? 😅 1y
melissajayne I thought there were times it was funny, but felt that it may have gone a little far at times in this section. 1y
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DebinHawaii
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About 5 chapters in on the #PemberLittens #SeaMonstersBuddyRead & it‘s making me chuckle so far. Some of the quotes & especially that Elinor‘s painting has become whittling driftwood sculptures. I keep imagining it—likely due to growing up a couple of hours from the Oregon Coast where there‘s driftwood aplenty. We didn‘t sculpt it but we made many crafts that included little seagulls & rope & then there were the ones with googly eyes! Memories!😆

melissajayne I‘ve just started and I‘m already laughing 1y
Bklover I think yours are cute!!!! 1y
rubyslippersreads I need to read this. 😊 1y
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sprainedbrain
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Today‘s the day I start on this... interesting adaptation!

Looking forward to discussing with everyone each Saturday (and throughout the week if you want)!

Everyone is welcome to join us—schedule above!

#SeaMonstersBuddyRead #PemberLittens

Bookwormjillk I thought I was behind. Glad to see you‘re starting today! 1y
bio_chem06 I‘m about 20 pages in today. I‘m struggling a little. 🙁 not enjoying it like I thought I would. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
sprainedbrain @bio_chem06 I don‘t exactly have high hopes for most of these adaptations. I‘m generally let down. 😳 1y
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bio_chem06 @sprainedbrain I guess I just thought it was going to be funnier. I feel like it‘s trying too hard. 1y
mollyrotondo @bio_chem06 @sprainedbrain I just finished the first section today and thought it was a riot! I didn‘t think I was going to connect with it but I really am finding it so funny! I‘m excited to hear everyone else‘s thoughts. Maybe I‘m just in a goofy mood today 😂 1y
sprainedbrain @mollyrotondo omg I‘m absolutely rolling laughing at this book! I will post later so we can discuss! 😂😂😂 1y
mollyrotondo @sprainedbrain oh excellent! Chat soon! 1y
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Karen3
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@sprainedbrain I‘m all ready and can‘t wait to read this one! The covers of these make me laugh. #pemberlittens.

sprainedbrain Yay!! This should be fun! 🦑 1y
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sprainedbrain
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters | Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
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Are you up for some silly regency fun? All are welcome to join in a buddy read of this retelling in July.

Tagging the #PemberLittens who have said they might want to join me... will this schedule work? I‘m open to changes if needed. Also, do we want to discuss on a weekly Litsy post on Saturdays, starting 7/11, or on Slack or GR?

🦑 🌊 🎩 👒

Karen3 I‘m joining in! 1y
sprainedbrain Ok adding you! Sorry if I missed it earlier! 🤪 1y
Bookwormjillk I‘m in. I‘d prefer discussions on Litsy or Slack 1y
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bio_chem06 I think this is a great schedule. It averages out to about 28-30 pages a day. That shouldn't be too hard to achieve. This will be really fun. 1y
ElizaMarie I prefer Litsy but it's because I am not on the Slack group... Maybe I need to join that one? 1y
sprainedbrain @ElizaMarie I think Litsy is the best way, especially with a large group. But you‘re welcome to join the slack group any time! 1y
DebinHawaii It looks great! Thank you for putting it together! 🤗 1y
melissajayne I will be joining in as well. 1y
sprainedbrain @melissajayne I‘ve added you to my list! 1y
bio_chem06 I got my book from the library yesterday! 1y
mollyrotondo Hi! I‘m just seeing this! I will join! 1y
sprainedbrain @mollyrotondo ok! Added you to my list. 😃 1y
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sprainedbrain
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters | Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
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Hey, #PemberLittens!

Several people are planning to read this bananapants retelling... anyone interested in a buddy read? I can‘t help but notice it has 50 chapters, just like the original, but I don‘t want to do chapter a day. Thoughts on when/how to buddy read it are welcome and encouraged!

I think I‘ve tagged the people who commented on my post last weekend that they were planning to read this, but of course anyone and everyone is welcome!

katy4peas I would like a buddy read, but it will have to be more like 2-3 chapters a day since the chapter a day took almost two months and we don‘t have that long don‘t have that long for the retellings! I ordered my copy! 1y
ElizaMarie I considered this one. I am not sure as I have several other books going at once. But maybe.... 1y
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TheBookHippie Enjoy!!! 1y
Daisey I would love to join on this one, but my summer is too busy and already too many book commitments. I look forward@to seeing the posts! 1y
Bookwormjillk Maybe we could say 5 chapters a week instead of a chapter a day 1y
sprainedbrain @Bookwormjillk I would like to read it a bit faster... so we can have it done before we start P&P. From what I‘ve seen, I think this book is pretty fluffy and silly, so I was thinking a couple chapters each day or maybe 10-15 per week? 1y
sprainedbrain @4thhouseontheleft are you interested in a buddy read for this one? 1y
Dcueto What?!?!?? This looks awesome 1y
4thhouseontheleft @sprainedbrain Maybe, but I think I am going to focus on the Trollope book first. I read the P&P and Zombies and didn‘t like it, but just realized this is a completely different author! 1y
bio_chem06 I reserved my copy from the library today. It should be here in a day or 2😃 1y
DebinHawaii I am good with a couple of chapters a day or 10-15 per week. 1y
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sprainedbrain
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters | Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
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Now some books that are set in regency times, or are continuations, prequels, ‘what-ifs,‘ and fanfics for Sense and Sensibility.

I‘m definitely reading at least two of these... again, books above are in comments but please add others than fit and/or tell us what you plan to read!

#PemberLittens

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sprainedbrain The Colonel‘s backstory! (edited) 1y
sprainedbrain This is about Mrs. Mary Dashwood and thankfully NOT Fanny. 😂 1y
sprainedbrain This is a big what if that Austen fans like to debate! 1y
sprainedbrain For this one, you may want to wait until you‘ve read Pride and Prejudice 🤔 1y
OriginalCyn620 This is the only retelling I own and can‘t wait to read it 1y
CrowCAH Oh I have the graphic novel! I‘d love to use this as an excuse to read it! 1y
OriginalCyn620 And now I want the graphic novel! 🙋🏻‍♀️ 1y
jenniferw88 1) is manga different to GN? 2) definitely interested in 1y
Bookwormjillk I bought Sea Monsters when we first started and I cannot wait to read it 1y
sprainedbrain @Clare-Dragonfly The Correction of Folly and True Love Comes to Delaford are both Elinor/Brandon books, near as I can tell! I will go looking for a queer retelling now. 😃 1y
mollyrotondo Ooo this Willoughby Returns sounds intriguing! 1y
Clare-Dragonfly Thanks! 😊 1y
Chrissyreadit I think I have Sea Monsters, but I have to look. I‘m most interested in Willoughbys return and Mrs Dashwood Returns 1y
Lesanne Out of these I‘d go for Willoughby Returns. 1y
wordslinger42 My mom ( @curiouserandcurioser ) and I had planned from the beginning on reading Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters 😅 1y
bio_chem06 I think I‘m going to try Sea Monsters, how hilarious! 1y
Sace I am drawn to the colonel's backstory! 1y
rabbitprincess I actually quite liked Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters! Maybe because I also really like Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea 😂 But I also thought it did a better job blending the Austen and sea monsters than Pride and Prejudice and Zombies did blending Austen and zombies. Then again I don‘t like zombies, so 😬 1y
rabbitprincess Also pardon my gatecrashing 😂😂 I am not an official PemberLitten, but I have been really enjoying everyone‘s posts 😊 1y
sprainedbrain @rabbitprincess gatecrash all you want! I can also make you an official member pretty darn easily! 😉😂 1y
ferskner YES PLEASE 1y
sprainedbrain @ferskner lol! To ALL of them?? 1y
mom2bugnbee Because what I need is a longer TBR. 😂 😂 😂 1y
mom2bugnbee Found while searching! I really enjoyed Anna Elliott's "Georgiana Darcy's Diary". 1y
DebinHawaii I have had this on my Kindle for ages so may give it a go: 1y
quietjenn I'm curious about these that have Elinor and Brandon ending up together. And the ones featuring Margaret! 1y
Eyelit I‘ve had sea monsters on my kindle for such a long time that I feel I must read it sooner rather than later 😄 1y
batsy I enjoyed the Marvel graphic novel adaptation a lot 1y
JaclynW Thanks for the great list! I think the graphic novel and the sea monster ones look interesting. 1y
meghathecloud This list is surely tempting! I think I will go for Willoughby's Return. 1y
janeycanuck I think Willoughby‘s Return will be what I pick up, too! 1y
rubyslippersreads The only one I‘ve read is Willoughby‘s Return, but I really like the looks of the one about Margaret. 1y
sprainedbrain @rubyslippersreads ooooh what did you think of willoughby‘s return?? 1y
rubyslippersreads @sprainedbrain It‘s been a long time since I read it, but I don‘t remember being impressed. Of course, I‘m #teamcolbrandon all the way. 😊 1y
sprainedbrain @rubyslippersreads oh I can‘t stand Willoughby. I want to read it to see if Marianne makes the correct decision. 😂 1y
katy4peas I like mysteries so I‘m intrigued by @mom2bugnbee‘s suggestion of Margaret‘s Diary and Seamonsters 1y
katy4peas I also like the Enchanted Atlas one... 1y
katy4peas @jenniferw88 Manga is a specific style of Japanese art illustration and reads right to left. GN read from left to right and are either stand alone or shortened retellings of novels told they illustration and dialogue. They are similar and are often shelved next to each other but true-fans will tell you they are different rather than lump them together! 😉 I‘m not a huge fan as the plot is cut so much, but that‘s me! 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1y
jenniferw88 @katy4peas thank you! 1y
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CrowCAH
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters | Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
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#ItsASmallWorld Day 6: #MonstersInc
#SenseAndSensibility #JaneAusten

The monsters in this book aren‘t as fuzzy or adorable as in Monsters Inc, nor do they go “boo” from the closet in children‘s bedrooms. But they are amphibious and courageous. I listened to this book, read by the late Katherine Kellgren; fabulous narration!

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j9brown
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters | Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
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1. This cover cracks me up
2. No plans. Though I will take advantage of Feb 15th - discount chocolate day
3. Pea soup color
4. Probably Thomas (so, my brother's name)
5. On it! ❤️❤️❤️

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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CrowCAH
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#AustenInAugust #MostDisagreeable

Colonel Brandon sure has a most disagreeable face deformity!

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MirrorMask Noooooooo 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 3y
JazzFeathers I've always wonder whether these retelling are any good 3y
CrowCAH @JazzFeathers yes, this one is amazing! I listened to the audiobook and thoroughly enjoyed it! P&P&Zombies is fun, but not as imaginative as S&S&SeaMonsters. 3y
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CrowCAH
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters | Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
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#LitsyClassics #Retelling

A fun and hilarious retelling that stands on its own!

Bronte_Chintz Adore these books! 😂 4y
Bronte_Chintz @CrowCAH yes I love that one too! I was hoping they‘d do the rest of the Austens, but I think they‘ve moved onto other authors. 4y
CrowCAH @Bronte_Chintz same here; but at least this way several classic authors get a funky retelling! 4y
Bronte_Chintz @CrowCAH very true! 🙌🏻 4y
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JuliWilliams
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Because, well, do I really need a reason?

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CrowCAH
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters | Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
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Started this #Audiobook and it‘s read by my fav narrator Katherine Kellgren!!! ❤️

LauraBrook Katherine Kellgren is so awesome! ❤️ 4y
sprainedbrain She‘s going to be missed! ❤️ 4y
readinginthedark This is a fun one! 4y
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Leftcoastzen
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It‘s been sitting on my shelves for years ,Tacy even put on her best to encourage me to read it.

LeahBergen She should have entered our contest this past weekend! ❤️❤️ 4y
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen I tried , but this weekend , she would have none of it! She‘s a bit of a diva. 4y
LeahBergen Really?? That‘s hilarious! 😂😂 4y
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mcipher Cute!! 4y
Tamra Bahaha you really have to now. 4y
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen Maybe it was because I kept trying to put a little yellow baby sweater on her.🤷‍♀️😂 4y
DebinHawaii Adorable! 🐱❤️ 4y
LeahBergen @Leftcoastzen I just laughed out loud! 4y
Cinfhen Haha 4y
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MiyakoBunny
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Day 14:A Book ? when I need it to be Friday already???-I ? the classics so these fun twists on the originals are really great at easing tensions and getting my mind to more hopeful places?& they honestly stay fairly true to the originals which is très magnifique!? #SurvivingDecember #BookTherapy #PhotoChallenge #Day14 #NeedFriday

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Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters | Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
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#Septembowie Day 29: This is the first of three parts of the #ScaryMonstersandSuperCreeps series. Haven't read them yet because I want to pair then with the originals.

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Runner5ive
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters | Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
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Started reading this today. Keen to see how it goes!

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UwannaPublishme
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters | Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
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You never know what you'll discover at the 99 cent store.... 😁

Seekingtardis All these things make my heart happy! 4y
UwannaPublishme @Seekingtardis Me too! 😊👍🏻 4y
readinginthedark This book was so fun! 4y
UwannaPublishme @readinginthedark The cover is such a hoot. How can we resist? 😁👍🏻 4y
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Aninski
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters | Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
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I guess this counts as a #retelling ? I don't remember much about this book, except for feeling mildly uncomfortable about Colonel Brandon's facial tentacles 🤢

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abby-doodle-bug
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters | Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
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I love Jane Austen, and I think she would appreciate the silliness of the quirk classics spins on her books. However, Ben Winters' addition of sea monsters felt a little forced. There was a subtle but still jarring difference between his diction and syntax and Austen's, characters were majorly changed, and plot points added, seriously reworked, or removed completely for the sake of sea monsters. Overall a fun read but not perfect.

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JacintaMCarter
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters | Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
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CrowCAH lol awesome! Haven't read this yet, but it could be pretty fun! 5y
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MiqueMarie
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters | Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
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I don't know why my pictures keep cutting off on this app, but... Dollar Tree find for the win!
#dollartree

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NataliePatalie
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters | Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
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The Pride & Prejudice & Zombies movie was fun, but I think a Sense & Sensibility & Sea Monsters movie would be even more fun! Sea monsters!!!
#SeasonsReadings2016 #FavJaneAustenAdaptation #QuirkBooks @Blueberry

Blueberry I finally saw the movie. ♡ 4y
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MaleficentBookDragon
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters | Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
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I ❤️ this bookmark way too much.

LauraBrook I bought that bookmark for my Litsy Secret Santa! I don't think any of the books I bought her are less than 500 pages. 😊 Have you read this book - or are you reading it now? 5y
MaleficentBookDragon @LauraBrook I haven't read it yet. It was a holiday book club swap pick. 5y
Jenni_Capps I have a mug that says that on it! 😊😊 5y
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LauraBeth
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters | Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
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I'm in a season of life where I'm parenting a middle schooler. It's hard y'all. Eye rolls, sass talk, death stares, Jedi mind tricks and hormones. And then I see the book she checked out from the school library and my heart melts into a puddle 😀

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Go mom! You raised her right, even if her hormones are raging at the moment! 5y
LauraBeth Aww - thanks for the encouraging words @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😺 5y
Mccall0113 I see your middle schooler. And I will raise you a high schooler and a toddler. Yikes! Hang in there 5y
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Cinfhen 👏🏻you are obviously doing something right 😉 it does get better...but wait until the driving starts🙀 5y
Leelee08 🙌🏻👏🏻❤️📚🤓 5y
rubyslippersreads I have that piggy paper towel holder too! 😀🐷 5y
LauraBeth Oh my heart goes out to you @Mccall0113 - you got this 😀 5y
CherylDeFranceschi Hang in there! You can do it! 5y
LauraBeth Thanks @Cinfhen - I can definitely wait forever for the driving years to get here! 5y
britt_brooke Definite proud momma moment! 💚 5y
GinaAnderson They hear us, even if they pretend not to. Nice work! 5y
LauraBeth You have great taste @rubyslippersreads 😀😀 5y
LauraBeth Thanks for your encouraging words @britt_brooke, @GinaAnderson, @CherylDeFranceschi, @Leelee08 😺😺 5y
Neverlistless I'm glad you got a little dose of encouragement!! I'm not looking forward to the middle school days... They were the hardest for ME and I'm not sure I can successfully guide anyone else through them! 5y
Lakesidemusing It's such a roller coaster... but I must say she has great taste in books. Hang in there! 5y
LauraBeth I hear you @Neverlistless. I'm constantly thinking, "okay - how do I enforce to her to be kind, love and accept yourself, accept others...without also giving her some weird complex... 5y
LauraBeth Awww - thanks @Lakesidemusing. I asked her about the book and her eyes lit up while talking about it. She said, "I'm finding I have to slow down when I read it to fully understand it but I really like it!" 5y
Flaneurette I can relate...I can't seem to ever say the right thing to my 13 yr old daughter. I think we have dueling hormones- hers ramping up and mine in a death spiral😁 she recently read Sherman Alexie but is now reading Insurgent 5y
ImaginativeMom Oh my gosh my seventh grader!!! If I hear one more deep sigh, someone's going down. Glad she's at least reading. 😊👍🏼 5y
LauraBeth Lol @Flaneurette - dueling hormones 😹 is there a dueling banjos rendition for this? Glad to see that yours is reading as well though! 5y
LauraBeth Yep @ImaginativeMom - that's where we're at too - 7th grade. The good news is the the opportunities to embarrass her are endless! This morning I told her I'd drive her to school. We passed a few kids who had missed the bus (boys!) and I told them to get in, I'd drive them. Bonus points: I was wearing pjs, I have a small car, I still had pool noodles in the car. Oh the shame 😹😹 And embarrassment! 5y
ImaginativeMom @LauraBeth I love it!!! My kind of mom. 😂👊🏼👏🏼 5y
Lynnsoprano I taught middle school for 14 years before I retired. You'll survive and so will she. She's already demonstrating what a good mom you are. 5y
LauraBeth Thanks @Lynnsoprano - for your sweet words and for teaching middle schoolers for 14 years! 😀 5y
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