Longbourn by Jo Baker As a fan of Pride and Prejudice, this book was squarely in my wheelhouse. And it did not disappoint. I loved how Baker didn't make Austen's main characters the focal point of the story, while still providing some interesting insight into personalities and motivations of those characters. Even if, as in Longbourn, those insights aren't always positive. We all love Lizzy Bennett's tough, stubborn, independent spirit... but as with any person we love, t
December 16, 2014 Jane Austen is looking good for 239 years young! And to celebrate it, I think it's time for another viewing of something that gives me life... THE LIZZIE BENNETT DIARIES! #janeausten #birthday #morningcoffeeatlukes
My friend The Hot Mess... light of my life, ying to my yang... recently shared this with me. It is one of those beautiful, clarifying moments where you realize the glory of the world we live in... that something like Thug Notes exists. Here are a few of my favorites, but do yourself a favor and check out all of the videos brought to you by Sparky Sweets, PhD. #thugnotes #prideandprejudice #janeausten #thepictureofdoriangray #oscarwilde
Amazon... I mean Santa's elves... delivered part of Lorelai's Christmas gift. And I'm soooo psyched! Here they are! These are beautifully done children's board books with gorgeous felted character dolls reenacting the infamous tales. I love that the pivotal scenes are described in only one word, making it easy for a mere baby to grasp the complexities of Tolstoy (okay... not entirely, but I can't wait til Lorelai walks into kindergarten and tells her teacher that her favori
Unlike most of my peers, I've never been big into video games. My hand-eye coordination is just bad enough to be dangerous (and embarrassing). I will admit, I had a brief love affair with The Sims. What can I say, the siren song of unlimited Simoleons (thank you, Rosebud!) and that hunk of man Bob Newbie (a dirty wifebeater covering a beer gut is sexiness personified) called to me. But this game might manage to force me to expand my gaminghorizons: http://www.buzzfeed.com/
When I was little, I loved Band-Aids*. I was always waiting for my next boo-boo so I could put on another one. I also was, apparently, not very bright... because I found a box of maxi pads and thought they were giant Band-Aids* (in my defense, they are a very similar shape). I may have proceeded to place twenty-something giant 80's maxi pads all over my body and walked out of the bathroom proudly to show my mommy.
I tell you this story simply to introduce these awesome J
... there was Hunter S. Thompson.With the completion of Northanger Abbey, we now begin Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas by the very interesting, very eccentric Mr. Thompson. I was actually hoping I'd be able to make up some time that was killed by Cervantes by getting through the next several books quickly. And then my chintzy-ass local library decided that it was too GOOD to carry anything by Hunter S. Thompson. Luckily, the library one town over from me has a few copies of Fe
Like Dean, our next read is Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. I know there are a lot of people who do not enjoy Miss Austen... but I do.
For our 4th wedding anniversary, Husband gifted me a gorgeous hardcover edition of Pride & Prejudice and Northanger Abbey. I love that I had another the opportunity to read a story from this beautiful tome, I'm a lucky girl! #janeausten #prideprejudice #northangerabbey
Although we haven't yet gotten there, we will be reading some Jane Austen throughout this challenge. So, I think it is only proper to celebrate Ms. Austen's 236th birthday in style. A poster on a book club message board I belong to called my attention to this beauty this morning. And the ex wedding planner in me began to drool. The woman responsible for SprinkleBakes is so unfairly talented that I have decided my only recourse is to hate her. And P.S., I think I'm going to