Have I said how much I‘m loving this holiday?? ❤️❤️
Hour 12 already! For the #audiobooks challenge I thought I'd share my three favorite audiobooks I've read this year: The Royal We, Beauty Queens, and Born a Crime. the picture on the lower right shows the audiobooks I've got lined up for this weekend, even though I still have 7 hours of the tagged book left! I get almost all of my audiobooks from the library by using the #Libby app. #24in48
Good morning #24in48 ! I'm slowly waking up, making coffee and cinnamon rolls while listening to the tagged book! It's looking like it may rain, and my husband is working out of the house today, so conditions are perfect for reading!
Of course, I thought of Jane Austen for #SweetJane ! Anyone who knows me well knows how much I admire her. In her short life, she crafted amazon works, and I continue to be fascinated by the little we know of her, as well as the nonfiction works that have come out lately.
I‘m also an admirer of Lucy Worsley. I loved this book! Worsley writes as if talking with her BFF, sharing secrets over a cup of tea. It‘s perfection! #LilithJuly
Ooooh, this looks good. 😍
My book haul from Chapters yesterday! ❤️
— Watch Love Actually (I have never seen it 🤦♀️)
— Think about going out to dinner and debate if changing out of pjs and brushing hair will be worth it
— Realize it won‘t be, order in
— Buy a snazzy planner that I‘ll only use for the first couple of weeks of January
— Use my mind powers to try and will @Liberty to begin tweeting about her favorite books of 2018
— Secretly make nachos so I don‘t have to share
Also if you get this the Audiobook is £2.99 and the Author has a part on the book!! Might have to be naughty and get this offer 😂📚📖
I read everything on my original #tbr and added a couple extra. Undressing Mr. Darcy & Flirting w/ P & P from my #mounttbr and are now in the donate stack. Listened to N. Abbey & Emma. Jane Austen at home was a delightful listen, but had to have it in print. 3 Audio + 4 Print = 7 Total 📚
"‘Great‘ writers were so obviously supposed to be male, and not anyone‘s aunt." Lucy Worsley on why Jane Austen's nephews and nieces failed to appreciate her writing. ? #lastword #rebelauntie#austeninaugust
Charlotte Brontë wrote of Jane Austen "I should hardly like to live with her ladies and gentlemen in their elegant but confined houses.‘ She concludes her demolition job with ‘these observations will probably irritate‘. Yes, Charlotte Brontë, they do irritate, as you could hardly have written Jane Eyre unless Jane Austen had previously constructed something worthy of demolition." ? #forshamecharlotte #mostdisagreeable #austeninaugust
Jane Austen has been a part of my life since I was a lonely sixteen year old girl at the mercy of dysfunctional parents. I've stood at her grave in Winchester Cathedral and thanked her for helping me through that time in my life. Elizabeth Bennett inspired me to rebel and be an Obstinate Headstrong Girl. l know Jane Austen's story; but listening to it, especially the ending, gave me all the feels. It made me love her even more. #austeninaugust
This one seems entirely appropriate, no? #AtHomewithJane
As for #namesakes my 12YO daughter‘s middle name is Elizabeth, in honour of one of my grandmothers and one of my all time favourite characters in literature, Elizabeth Bennet 😊
Oh, and since I‘m now home from the cottage and have been reunited with my books it will be much easier for me to do this photo challenge.
The tagged book has completed my Goodreads Challenge for 2018. 🎉🎊📚📖
A lovely, meticulously-constructed biography of Jane Austen that uses the location and atmosphere of Austen‘s homes - from Steventon, to Bath, Lyme, Godmersham, Southampton, Chawton, London, and finally Winchester - as a jumping off point to examine how these physical places tell us about Austen‘s life. Worsley also examines how the single women of the Austen family and their friends/ relations stuck together to create a found family of their own.
@slightlyfoxed sent me so many lovely things, it was a challenge to squeeze them into one picture! 😍 JA books I've been wanting, plus some P&P-themed fantasies which look intriguing. Lovely bookmarks, a gorgeous pin (pink happens to be my favorite color), a coloring book, and several cards that are pretty enough to be framed. The P&P notebook is adorable; that's my favorite cover. ⬇️
These are the four books I brought home yesterday. I think I did really good.
It‘s so nice to have a little reading buddy again (meet my dog-niece, Clover 😆).
Have just come back from an excellent & hilarious talk by Lucy about the tagged book. Unfortunately I didn't manage to get her to sign my copy* as the queue was too long.
* I may or may not have bought a copy for my #JaneAustenSwap match too!
To my #JaneAustenSwap match - yes I am interested in nonfiction/retellings. This is what I have got so far, & it's also likely I'm going to get the tagged book soon as I'm going to hear Lucy speak in a week's time. My Goodreads 'to get' shelf may have a few Jane Austen books on it: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3226573-jenny?shelf=to-get
“I have lost a treasure, such a sister, such a friend as never can have been surpassed. She was the sun of my life, the gilder of every pleasure, the soother of every sorrow; I had not a thought concealed from her, and it is as if I had lost a part of myself.”
Tea and books at The Pump Rooms!!! The perfect day ☕️📚 ... for everyone except @Meredith3 that is. She happens to think Jane Austen is the most boring author on the face of the planet 😂 The girl speaks her truth and so I can respect that 😉✌🏻❣️
One section of the gift shop at the Jane Austen museum in Bath. I limited myself to the tagged book which is beautiful and has some very cool photos! I loved learning more about Austen‘s short but impressive life and the influence Bath had on her writing.
Recommended for those interested Austen's life or the lives of Georgian- and Regency-era women. The organization of the book by the homes that Austen lived in seemed a bit contrived — it's just chronological order by another name, right? — but it's a contrivance I buy into. Home is certainly a theme in Austen's work, so the closer look at her own precious and precarious home life provides a meaningful framework here.
I feel like I can never learn enough about Jane!!
This beauty is only $2.99 today as an ebook! The rest of these were either $1.99 or $2.99 as well!💕💕💕
I didn‘t finish this last night, but I finished it his afternoon! Worsley is fantastic, looking at how Austen lived to gain more clues about Austen‘s life. She doesn‘t always have kind things to say about the Austen family and the Leigh family, especially when it comes to covering up Jane‘s legacy. But, the writing style is like talking with your BFF...it‘s informative with a touch of sarcasm. Janeites - read this!!
Litsy is back!!!! It‘s kind of like the Internet...it goes out, and you think you can handle it, but then you realize that so much you do is attached to it. I had withdraw from it, which just goes to show how much I appreciate this community. Oh well...crisis has passed.
In honor of Jane Austen‘s birthday, I picked this up again. I adore Worsley‘s writing!
Thanks for the tag @Abailliekaras for the #giftswapsurvey !
1. Eclectic. I read just about anything, though my go to genres are mystery and historical fiction.
2. Jane Austen - so little is known about her IRL, but I love her wittiness. I admire her.
3. Not a sci-fi fan, and I‘m picky with fantasy. Sorry, I‘ll never read LOTR!
4. I‘m reading a little more fantasy of late
5. The Hobbit...sorry! I just don‘t like Tolkien‘s writing.
6. Join in!
I love watching Lucy Worsley programs on TV because I'm a history buff. She's my hero due to her knowledge and sense of humor. This the first book of hers I've read and, so far, I am enjoying it immensely. Very detailed. She really transports you back to late 18th century England.
I adore the cover of this! It really does remind me of Austen. The posted image is one from the Internet...I'd snap a picture of mine, but it's upstairs, and I'm currently downstairs being a cat couch. At least I have my iPad to continue reading Outlander. #coverlovers #awesomeautumnbooks
I was in heaven, hearing this whole book spoken in Lucy's voice while reading--a wonderful, well-researched book about Jane's homes through her life. But also about the other people she loved with in those places. Lucy gives Jane's history a slightly feminist view as well, which is natural and delightful. I highly recommend this for all Jane devotees. And double good if you're a Lucy fan. (Watch her accompanying show, too!)
"Miss Austen's merits have long been established beyond question; she is, emphatically, the novelist of home"
-Richard Bentley publishing Jane Austen's novels in 1833
The introduction on the importance of a home to Jane Austen was poignant and already hooking my interest in this biography.
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