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Sense & Sensibility LP
Sense & Sensibility LP | Joanna Trollope
Elinor Dashwood, an architecture student, values patience and reliability. Her impulsive sister, Marianne, is fiery and creative, filling the house with her dramas and guitar playing, while dreaming of going to art school. But when their father, Henry Dashwood, dies suddenly, his whole family finds itself forced out of Norland Park, their beloved home for twenty years. Without the comfort of status, they discover that their values are severely put to the test. With her wit and eye for social nuance, Joanna Trollope casts Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility in a fresh new light to retell a wonderful coming-of-age story about young love and heartbreak, and how when it comes to money especially, some things never change . . .
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CrowCAH
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katy4peas
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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Bailedbailed

Bailing on this one. The characters whine all the time and I didn‘t like how the book went about to modernize S&S. The original is great (and still relevant- it doesn‘t really need modernizing! Ha!) My motto is: Life is too short to read books I don‘t like, so I had to bail on this one. Sorry #PemberLittens 🤷🏼‍♀️

AllisonM89 YES! Life is too short for books you don't like! Definitely!
2y
katy4peas @AllisonM89 yes, I have too many books I want to read! I guess this one is one that is not destined to spend more time with me. Oh well. 2y
eeclayton Agreed. I finished the book and I can confirm that bailing was the better decision. 2y
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Scochrane26 I have this one but haven‘t read it yet. I enjoyed the retellings in Eligible & Emma, but of course, they have different authors. 2y
katy4peas I wanted to like it, but just couldn‘t get into it. @Scochrane26 2y
katy4peas @eeclayton bummer. Thanks for the confirmation. 2y
Crinoline_Laphroaig Looked up my review on Goodreads. Gave it 1 Star. Same thing Characters were annoying. 2y
Revenge4bess Can‘t wait to read this 2y
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eeclayton
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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Panpan

A sore disappointment. There is nothing modern in this book, unless you consider a text sprinkled with references to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter modern. Most of the characters are sleepwalking through the demands and opportunities of life in the 21st century. I'm also angry because the beloved cast of the original novel are made extremely unlikeable in this adaptation.
#PemberLittens

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OriginalCyn620
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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Bailedbailed

Sorry #PemberLittens but I‘m bailing on this one. I see how this one can be a hard one to modernize, but the way the author is going about it is hard to buy in the 21st century.

sprainedbrain I was afraid of that... I read Val McDermid‘s Northanger modern adaptation from the Austen Project and was not impressed. I decided not to try this one. 😬 2y
OriginalCyn620 @sprainedbrain I haven‘t read McDermid‘s NA yet and now I‘m wondering if I should! 2y
sprainedbrain @OriginalCyn620 can‘t say I would recommend it! 🙃 2y
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revenge4porgy Hey guys, there‘s an adaption of something by Austen called Eligible. Check it out! 2y
OriginalCyn620 @revenge4porgy I‘ve read it and liked it! 2y
revenge4porgy I liked it too once I got through the 1st 20 pages. Are there any other modern day Austen books that you might recommend 2y
eeclayton @OriginalCyn620 I finished the Trollope book but I agree: bailing was the better decision! 2y
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sprainedbrain
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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All of you lovely #PemberLittens commented interest in reading this book... tagging you in case some of you want to put together a buddy read before August!

@jenniferw88 @OriginalCyn620 @Lesanne @Lcsmcat @Bookwormjillk @Mishu94 @mollyrotondo @Chrissyreadit @batsy @eeclayton @janeycanuck

Editing to add @4thhouseontheleft 😃

Lcsmcat I just finished it today because it was due back to the library, but I‘ll join in the discussion. 2y
OriginalCyn620 I‘d be down for a buddy read! 2y
MicrobeMom This was a cute adaptation. 2y
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Chrissyreadit I do want to read this one! 2y
alisiakae I have it on hold at the library and should get it by Friday! 2y
Amandajoy I need a job that allows me to read for two days a week. So many books and not enough time! 2y
Mishu94 I really want to read this one! 2y
eeclayton Count me in! 2y
jenniferw88 Possibly! 2y
janeycanuck I‘ll join in if I can! 2y
revenge4porgy What‘s a buddy read? 2y
sprainedbrain @revenge4porgy Mainly it‘s just people reading the same book at the same time and talking about it as they go. Sometimes there‘s a schedule (so many chapters per day for example) and sometimes it‘s more open-ended. 2y
revenge4porgy Oh, ok. Like exercising with a buddy but for books? 2y
sprainedbrain @revenge4porgy yes! Perfect analogy. 😃 2y
revenge4porgy Cool! 😉 2y
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Lcsmcat
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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Mehso-so

This is a hard plot to update - what in the 21st century would make one honor-bound to marry someone he didn‘t love? So while Edward is more likable in some ways, his behavior is less forgivable. And Elinor seemed less a person of well-regulated temper and more a martyr. That said, Willoughby and Brandon are well done, the primogeniture plot neatly managed, and Mr. Palmer a more developed character. Quick & fun, but not Austen.

Leftcoastzen 😻 2y
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Lcsmcat
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Trollope really makes Margaret, who barely has a personality in the original, into a brat, doesn‘t she? #pemberlittens

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jenniferw88
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sprainedbrain Thank you for sharing, Jenny! 🥰 3y
jenniferw88 @sprainedbrain just thought of another name/hashtag - AustenAddicts! 3y
sprainedbrain @jenniferw88 adding to the list! You all are much better at this than me. 😂 3y
Chrissyreadit 👏🙌🎉💕❤️ 3y
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KarenUK
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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#bookreport @Cinfhen
Pretty disappointing week of reading....
Finished both, but both were decidedly #Mehnotyeah
- #unpopularopinion time... Although I liked the story itself, I found the writing of Erotic Stories to be pretty poor.
- After loving ‘Eligible‘, I had high hopes of this Austen Project novel...but this one just didn‘t work for me. The premise was not updated enough, so just didn‘t work in its modern day setting. 👎

squirrelbrain I didn‘t love Erotic Stories either; I liked it but that was all...nothing special. 3y
AlaMich I like the first half of Erotic Stories, but then it turned into a sort of mystery, as I recall, and just got weird. 3y
Cinfhen At least you completed it for bookclub😏what did the bookclub think about it🤔 3y
KarenUK @Cinfhen it‘s on Wednesday.... I‘ll be interested to see... 🤔 3y
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AsYouWish
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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I watched Sense, Sensibility and Snowmen, a new favorite to add to the list! Soooo good!!!!!

#WinterGames #MerryReaders

Clwojick 6 pt. 3y
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KarenUK
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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#weeklyforecast
2 new ones to start today, though I‘m working a 9 hour shift so not sure what start I‘ll make! 🤦‍♀️
The Trollope is for #pop19 a reimagined classic, and has been on my #tbr forever! Hope I like it as much as Eligible, the only other one I‘ve read from the Austen Project...
Erotic Stories is for a bookclub next week... and is narrated by Meera Syal who I love 😊👍🎧💕

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KarenUK
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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#DecemberTBR
A bit ambitious for me for this month, but let‘s see how it goes....
4 books to finish #20booksby2020
2 to complete #Pop19
2 book club reads
1 novella (thank you @Cinfhen !😘) that I‘m super excited about

Cinfhen You‘ve got this!!!!! 3y
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KarenUK
Sense & Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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#challengeupdate
Just 4 more to go to finish up #pop19 .....
- Ghost story
- Reread a favorite
- A retelling of a Classic
- Book with ‘Pop‘ ‘Sugar‘ or ‘Challenge‘ in the title

How‘s everyone else doing?

BarbaraBB I need another 5 before I‘m finished! 3y
KarenUK @barbarabb Almost there! 😊👍 3y
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marshallgal81
Sense & Sensibility LP | Joanna Trollope
Panpan

So disappointed in this one. 2.5 out of 5 stars.

Jane Austen is rolling over in her grave right now. So much was copied from the original and the author attempted to make it more “modern” by dropping in Twitter, Facebook, and iPad. It didn‘t work with the story at all. Disappointing read.

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marshallgal81
Sense & Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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One of my #NewYearResolutions is to visit the #library more and buy less! I thought that would be a problem till today...check out my library book haul! 🤓❤️📚

#bookhaul

Julsmarshall Great haul! 4y
marshallgal81 @Julsmarshall thanks!!! 🤗❤️📚 4y
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Ash.on.the.line
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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Mehso-so

I don‘t think this one translates well to modern day story telling. It‘s okay but it still didn‘t have a modern feeling. Also again with young people using “modern” lingo that I‘ve never heard a young person use, unless it‘s ironically. Some of the characters a bit undeveloped, still I knew this was probably going to happen so I did try to enjoy the story as much as I could.
I love the idea of the retelling but so far eligible has been the best.

Melissa_J I had the exact same thoughts about this one. I recently read this and it‘s the only S&S retelling that‘s worked for me 4y
Ash.on.the.line @Melissa_J I‘m going to have to check it out! ☺️ 4y
ladyonequestion I agree, not sure Trollope pulled this one off but Eligible was really good. 4y
Ash.on.the.line @ladyonequestion yes so far Eligible has been the best. 4y
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Kimberlone
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I finished one book on Friday, started another and finished it yesterday, then just started this one last night and am already halfway through. Can‘t believe how productive this weekend has been! Reading in the sun is just such great motivation 😎

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jillannjohn
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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Opened my #janeaustenswap package from @charl08 ! Thank you so much for all the goodies! Excited to read the book. And the tote bag!! ❤️

mabell Love the tote bag!! 😍😍 4y
tammysue Lovely!! 😍 4y
charl08 The bag arrived here and immediately went onto my own future wishlist. Hope it is useful for many bookish journeys. 4y
erzascarletbookgasm The tote!!🧡 4y
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OriginalCyn620
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Wow! Thank you @CoffeeCatsBooks ... you knocked it out the park! Love the books and Austen treats! The coloring book and candle made me smile! Thanks especially for the illustrated P&P...it‘s my fave & I didn‘t have one until now! #janeaustenswap

sprainedbrain So pretty! ❤️ 4y
Kalalalatja How lovely! 4y
erzascarletbookgasm That P&P edition is lovely! 4y
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CrowCAH Ooh that illustrated P&P looks gorgeous; I want!!! 😍 4y
Melissa_J Nice! 4y
Elisa Everything is so beautiful!! 4y
CoffeeCatsBooks Yay, glad you didn‘t have it! I had fun shopping for you 😊 4y
mabell So many gorgeous gifts! I love the candle! ❤️ 4y
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KarenUK
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Love the Austen classic and have enjoyed the Joanna Trollope I‘ve read, so I‘m looking forward to getting to this recent #bookoutlet find.
The only other “Austen project” book I have tried is ‘Eligible‘ which I thought was great fun... so 🤞

#litsyclassics #maylovesclassics #retelling

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Conleyheather
Sense & Sensibility LP | Joanna Trollope
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Continuing my Jane Austen run #janeaustenproject

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KarenUK
Sense & Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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I wasn‘t going to look, but I did.... and I succumbed... I just have no will power! 15 books later...... 🤦‍♀️

MaleficentBookDragon I know! The sale got me too. At least I got three for my #secretsantagoespostal book exchange. (edited) 5y
TheBookAddict Yes! Same here, we made it a point not to go out on Friday, but I had this sale at my fingertips...I also bought some books for my #ssgpbuddy. 5y
BarbaraBB I almost bought 21 🤩 books after seeing your post, but fortunately the shipping costs would be 59 (!) dollars, so then I was able to delete the whole list 😅 5y
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KarenUK @BarbaraBB 😔... shipping is free in US... 5y
BarbaraBB @KarenUK Lucky you! 5y
KarenUK @barbarabb I think my hubby wishes I‘d had to abandon my basket too! 😂 5y
BarbaraBB @KarenUK 😂😂 5y
TheLudicReader Oops, hit send before I finished...I just bought 24! 5y
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TheInfiniteReadingList
Sense & Sensibility LP | Joanna Trollope
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‪Audiobook #4! #24in48

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DebinHawaii
Sense & Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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Day 17 #JubilantJuly #sideprofiles Some good side profile covers from my stacks--the top three are books I've read and the bottom three are in my #TBR pile. 📚📚📚😬📚📚

charissharpe A Million Junes looks so good! 5y
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LizzyM
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Now this is what I call a perfect Sunday afternoon.

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Kimberlone
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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Sad to be done with my staycation, traveling around the state with visitors, but all good things must come to an end. This is a #LittleFreeLibrary I found at a local breakfast place yesterday. Couldn't resist picking up this copy of Sense and Sensibility, part of the Jane Austen Revisited series. #snowcitycafe #riotgrams

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NeverendingTBR
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book and read it in 2 days would highly recommend for a modern day retelling of Austen's #SenseandSensibility

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londonwayne
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I'm so excited to dive into the Austen Project books! I stumbled onto three out of four in my favorite store and special ordered the last one. I've heard mixed reviews, but I'm willing to give pretty much anything Austen related a chance. Fingers crossed!

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NeverendingTBR
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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#CurrentlyReading this about 130 pages in and enjoying it - part of the #AustenProject which updates the classics to a modern day setting starting with #SenseandSensibility - first time reading a Joanna Trollope book

Sophieneechan Oh, that's interesting! Haven't seen that, must check it out 😊 6y
NeverendingTBR @Sophieneechan was a really good book finished it in 2 days 👍🏻😃 6y
Sophieneechan Nice! 😃 6y
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DebinHawaii
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Day19 #SeasonsReadings2016 #silhouettesoncovers Two covers I own with silhouettes--one I've read & one I keep saying I will read. For Trollope's Sense & Sensibility from The Austen Project, I think the cover survived the updating to contemporary times more than the story did. Night Circus has been on my TBR forever & I finally bought a copy a couple of months ago (baby steps). Maybe I'll get it worked into a challenge so I get it read in 2017. 📚

jessberk13 It's over 400 pages so you can use it for the #LitsyReadingChallenge! I read this for the first time this year and absolutely adored it. I hope you read it soon and love it too!! 6y
jessberk13 I take that back, it's not over 400 pages 😐 however it is told from multiple perspectives, so you can still use it!! 🤗🤗🤗 6y
DebinHawaii @jessica So my copy is 512 pages but I see on Litsy they have two listed and one has less than 400 pages. Hmmm... 6y
jessberk13 @DebinHawaii well there you go, then!!! 6y
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Serenity_Within86
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Super excited to start this!!!!

christineandbooks I love that cover! And I'll be interested to know what you think...I love adaptations and enjoyed Sittenfeld's Eligible but haven't tried this yet. 6y
Serenity_Within86 @christineandbooks For sure I'll let you know!!! I'm definitely reading all the Jane Austin project books. 6y
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mischa
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I have terrible anxiety in crowds, which is exacerbated at this time of year when doing shopping. So to calm myself before bracing the stores, I headed to the library! Both were intentional borrows for a change. 👍🏻 I heard about them on this week's Get Booked podcast and knew I needed to get them in my brain!

moranadatter Crowds make me anxious too. I tend to avoid public spaces with lots of people. 6y
mischa @kmdartist I do the bulk of my shopping online because of it. When I do venture out, I have a very specific plan and will not deviate from it. This is challenging during the lead up to Christmas, however. 6y
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laura16
Sense & Sensibility LP | Joanna Trollope
Mehso-so

It was fun to image the Dashwood girls in a modern setting, but the book lacked something. When I wish that Elinor ended up with Captain Brandon than Edward, something is off.

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Broke_Girl_Reads
Sense and Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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The #bookrainbow was easier than I expected! Though I have to say, this is the first time I've ever scolded myself for not buying more green and orange books. Does anyone else own pretty much exclusively blue and red books?
#somethingforsept

paige84 I have a ton of green but very few purple! 6y
RealLifeReading I'm definitely lacking pinks 6y
PurpleyPumpkin Nice!🌈 6y
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Broke_Girl_Reads @Ashley.Paige I was surprised by how many purple books I have! It's never something I've paid much attention to before today. @RealLifeReading I am too! I just have the one in this picture 6y
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mcctrish
Sense & Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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Not painting my kitchen

Alena You've made an excellent choice! 🌞 6y
LauraBeth It can wait 😀 6y
TheWellReadOwl Thank goodness you have a great alternate plan! Enjoy 6y
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Sfox414 Looks like a great day! ☀️ 6y
MrBook Lol 6y
mcctrish @Alena I think so 6y
mcctrish @LauraBeth yes it can 😂 6y
mcctrish @TheWellReadOwl it pays to be prepared 😝 6y
mcctrish @Sfox414 it was a lovely day and ended with a book club meeting with P & P/ Eligible discussion 6y
mcctrish @MrBook and now I am still not painting while I drive to pick up teenager from camp 6y
cathy6098 Great book for that type of day!! 🤓 6y
mcctrish @Cathy 6098 it is ( I hate Fanny ) 6y
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Sfox414
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Mehso-so

It's basically like reading the original with mentions of tweeting grafted in. That's the main problem with it: The setting is modernized, but not the plot, even at a basic level--not even age bumps for Elinor and Marianne. I think these Austen Project books can either be proper modern updates or adhere closely to the originals, not both. S&S and NA tried for both and suffered for it, Eligible went for the actual update and mostly succeeded.

Reviewsbylola I bought this because I loved Eligible but I am scared to read it because of the reviews. S&S was my least favorite Austen so I am not really interested in reading it again. 6y
Sfox414 @reviewsbylola Ah see I really like Sense & Sensibility, so that saved it a bit, since I thought the writing here was better than in NA, and Marianne and Elinor at least are spot-on. But yeah, the story here is pretty much beat-for-beat--no fun spins on the original like with Eligible or something like Clueless. I don't know, maybe I'm being too harsh on it--I definitely want to hear what you think when you read it! 6y
Reviewsbylola It has been probably ten years since I read S&S so maybe I'll like it this time around. That's what I'm hoping at least! 6y
mcctrish Started this last night and I think I read S & S 25 years ago? Not nearly as obsessed with it as I was with P & P 6y
Sfox414 It's been forever since I read the original too (I really need to do a full Austen re-read sometime)! How are you liking it so far? 6y
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mcctrish
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I am a bit obsessed with The Austen Project now that I re-read P&P and Eligible

MrBook Nothing wrong with being obsessed with it. Now Pokemon Go, on the other hand. 6y
LauraBeth @mcctrish me too! Just saw the Trollope book at the dollar store. For $1! I felt like I was stealing it 6y
mcctrish Oh @MrBook the whole Pokemon Go thing is making me batty 6y
mcctrish @LauraBeth I might have to head to the second hand book store now 6y
MrBook 😂👍🏻 6y
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laurabradburywriter
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Panpan

I wanted to love this book but really all I wanted to do was smack all (and I mean ALL) the characters.Trollope completely misses the fact that women in the Regency era were helpless because marriage was their only option.Such apathy in 20 C women is not only unbelievable,but fist-gnawingly boring.

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laurabradburywriter
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Uh oh. Was let loose in Victoria's magnificent bookstore Munro's again this evening. I decided they need shopping carts like Whole Foods.

Reviewsbylola Working Stiff is fantastic! Great haul! 6y
laurabradburywriter @Reviewsbylola you were right re: working stiff - DEVOURED it. Some of the stories she tells...Holy cr@p. Stayed up WAY too late with this one. If you have any similar recs let me know! 6y
Reviewsbylola I wish I did. I would love to read something like it. I guess Stiff, by Mary Roach would be the closest I could think of, if you haven't read it yet. 6y
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LindsayRuns
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Pickpick

Modernized. Quick beach read. 🏖

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cathy6098
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Modern take including social media and modern phraseology, while staying seriously on track with Austen classic. Charming addition to summer reads list.

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alejguts
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Pickpick

Finished 2nd of 3 retelling/reimagining novels of classics. Trollope's take felt smoother, more like the original, a better homage to Austin. However, this Ed Ferras is a dullard. That relationship was hard to buy.

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alejguts
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Pickpick

On a roll: re-imaginings of classics. Just finished Eligible next Emma by McCall Smith. So far this retelling is smoother, less jarring than Eligible. I may develop a thesis of the criteria for best retelling practices😜

mcctrish I just finished Eligible too and now want to read all the re-tellings! 6y
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Scootsa1000
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Just about to start this one, my third out of four in The Austen Project....still on the waiting list for Eligible.

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