Friday, January 4, 2013

Snuggle up and read a good book

Old books.

The rough cut edges of the pages, the cloth or leather cover, the choice of words and use of language in an artful way ~ a way not commonly used today,
and the treasure of the story found inside.
These are the things I look for in a book.

Books let you travel to far away, romantic, or adventurous places.
They allow you meet intriguing people.
They encourage you to think, to ponder and to muse.

"I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul,
and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on".

I recently found a little treasure by Jane Austen entitled,
Love and Friendship and Other Early Works.
The cold, winter weather is enticing me to stay inside, snuggle up by the fire, and read a good book ~ I hope to read this one soon.  

Movie adaptations often differ from the book version, but
I adore the Pride and Prejudice movie with Kiera Knightley.
I never tire of Emma with Gwyneth Paltrow.
There is something about that time period and lifestyle that is so enchanting.
I am Elizabeth Bennet!

Take the Jane Austen Character Quiz here!

I took this quiz just for fun. {It's no wonder I love the quote above!}

What character you are?  Take the quiz and tell me, won't you?  :-)


  1. I am quite pleased to say, Eleanor Dashwood! :D

    Love you Mommy!


  2. I took the quiz and got Mariann Dashwood! Which is exciting since she is my favorite Jane Austen Character. ;) I adore old books, too! They're so intriguing.. I just finished Pride & Prejudice and loved it! Can't wait to read Emma...!


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