Haven‘t read any Jane Austen books yet but thinking of starting with Emma...Thoughts?
Harriet Smith???? 😳
@Mandigolightly found another quiz.
Took a quick detour to the Henley Regatta before heading off to France! #BackpackEurope
I attempted an Austen-inspired mock-tail with an Earl Gray syrup, hibiscus (instead of rose) and seltzer water. It turned out really weird, but I had fun!
If you‘re interested in author-inspired cocktails, the recipe I tried to reinvent came from this great article: https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/04/15-cocktails-inspired-by-literary-grea...
It had been almost 15 years since I had read this one and getting back into it reminded me almost immediately how much I am not a fan of Emma. She is unwise to say the least in her decisions to meddle and matchmake. She is shallow in many ways. But as I read along, maybe it is my added years of experience this time around, I judged her less harshly. Not my favorite of Austen's but still... ❤
I love making new realizations while reading old favorites! This particular one is small and about Jane Fairfax (pictured above from Emma Approved, which you should watch if you haven‘t—the videos are available on YouTube, and here‘s the link for the blog: http://www.emmaapproved.com/ ). Idea in spoiler below. #JaneAustenReadalong #EmmaReadalong
For all you Jane Austen-lovers like me out there, there's a really interesting article from the New York Times this weekend about how the language she uses in her books helps them endure. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/upshot/the-word-choices-that-explain-why-j...
QOTD: Do you prefer reading inside or outside? 💙
Good Sunday, everyone. 😊 How are you all this lovely day? It's kinda cold here. 😐 It keeps getting down to like 28°F here at night so everything gets very chilly in the morning. 😶 I'm currently hiding away from the world under my blankets. 😉
#bookishpetpeeves include audible books read with inappropriate accents... Americans reading British, British doing Southern and anyone, other than a Saffa, doing South African 😂 Also, publishers who change cover style mid-series! 😞
When your sister knows exactly what to get you for Christmas. 🤗📖
I think I'm crashing the #seasonsreading2016 party because it's Jane Austen's birthday today! My favorite #janeaustenadaptation is the 1996 "Emma." I totally want a friend group like this, where we host balls, pick strawberries in fields and have picnics. And if anyone would like to propose to me someday, please do the scene at the end of this movie. Or at least incorporate Rachel Portman's soundtrack. :p. Emma's issues were so relatable here.
Confession time: I have not read a single Jane Austen. I think I will have to change that in the next year. That being said, I do love this film adaptation! (And Paul Rudd!) #seasonsreadings2016
When Jane Austen began writing Emma, she said of the titular Miss Woodhouse, "I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like." Austen must have greatly underestimated her ability to craft relatable characters. Emma Woodhouse, in all of her many incarnations and iterations, is and always will be one of my favorite characters. #OctPhotoChallenge Day 4 #ClassicCharacter
#FlashbackFriday to my favorite Jane Austen book, Emma. While Pride & Prejudice and Northanger Abbey are other favorites, I just love the dynamic between Emma and Mr. Knightley. 😊I also love the BBC adaptation pictured above.