Ten Best Moms in Literature

Happy Mother’s Day!

As we celebrate and give the love and affection our own mothers rightfully deserve, let us take the time to celebrate the great moms of literature ( what would we do without their comforting thoughts and words): Continue reading “Ten Best Moms in Literature”

Calling All Austen Characters! Recasting “The Avengers”

BookRiot compiled a list of Austen characters that would be perfect candidates for recasting the film The Avengers. Some pairings I agree with. Others I feel there is a more “suitable match” so I came up with a different one.

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Iron Man/Tony Stark – Emma Woodhouse

Both are handsome. Both are clever. Both are rich. Both are arrogant. Emma and Iron Man have characteristics that you clearly despise but make it so hard to not like them. Although their actions may sometimes be reckless with their actions, it comes from a good heart. Emma would be the leader of the Austen Avengers. Well, in her mind only.

Thor– Marianne Dashwood

The author of the original article named Jane Bennet as Thor’s equal. But I think I’m going to go with one of the commentator’s suggestion: Marianne Dashwood. Both are fiery and passionate and both leads with their hearts and not their heads. So I feel Marianne would be a perfect candidate. And just think, if Marianne had that big hammer, Willoughby would have though twice before spurning her affections.

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Characters I Didn’t Click With

Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Today’s post is:

Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With”

This took awhile since I had to differentiate between characters I disliked and characters I didn’t click with:

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Amy was clingy and whiny and Rachel was just depressing all the time. Probably one of the reasons I didn’t like the book that much.

 

 

 

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3. Frank Churchill from Emma by Jane Austen

He is not as bad as George Wickham and I understand that he needed to conceal his engagement with Jane Fairfax…but you’re telling me he couldn’t find another way to hide it other than flirting with another woman, especially in front of his fiance?

 

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4. Kim from Don’t Get Me Wrong by Marianne Kavanagh

Understood where she was coming from but had hard time feeling sorry for her, especially when some of the problems that were caused were of her own doing.

 

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5. Edmund Bertram from Mansfield Park by Jane Austen 

He is not a bad character. It’s just…I feel that Fanny deserved better. I am rereading Mansfield Park now so maybe my perception of him will change.

 

 

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6. Robinson Crusoe from Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Both him and the book was soooo boring!

 

 

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7. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 

She was just a very bad narrator. It was difficult for me to get through the story because of her.

 

 

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8. Lemuel Gulliver from Gulliver’s Travles by Johnathan Swift

Same reason I gave for Robinson Crusoe.

 

 

 

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9. Shea Rigsby from The One & Only by Emily Giffin 

Maybe it was the type of relationship that she was pursuing but I just couldn’t emotionally click with Shea like I usually do in Giffin’s other novels.

 

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10. Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Sometimes his passion for revenge got the best of him.

 

 

 

What characters did you not click with?

 

Top 15 Favorite Classic Literary Heroines

Twentieth Century Fox surveyed 1,000 adults in the UK asking them who was their all-time favorite classic literary heroine to mark the DVD release of Far from the Madding Crowd. And of course, the charming and quick-witted Elizabeth Bennet was crowned first place. Check out the other heroines that made the list:

Elizabeth Bennet, (Jennifer Ehle) BBC 1995
Elizabeth Bennet, (Jennifer Ehle) BBC 1995

 

 

 

1. Elizabeth Bennet – Pride & Prejudice (1813) Jane Austen

 

 

 

2. Miss Marple – Miss Marple – (1927) Agatha Christie 

 

Jane Eyre (Mia Wasikowska) BBC Films, 2011
Jane Eyre (Mia Wasikowska) BBC Films, 2011

 

 

 

3. Jane Eyre – Jane Eyre – (1847) Charlotte Bronte 

 

 

 

 

4. Scarlett O’Hara – Gone With the Wins (1936) Margaret Mitchell

 

 

 

 

5. Jo March – Little Women (1880) Louisa May Alcott

 

 

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Day 14: Fashion of Book Characters

 

Today’s challenge asks me what I wore today. Since taking a picture of myself was a disaster this morning (too bright outside so the picture didn’t come out so clear), I thought I post my response with a little twist. Instead of boring you guys with what I wore today, let’s admire popular book characters’ fashion sense.  This is a book blog after all!

Also, don’t be surprised at seeing a lot of regency fashions here. I just love simplicity and the style of it! 🙂

These gorgeous dresses are perfect for reading and your morning breakfast.

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The perfect outfit for roaming the countryside…

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Or to a fellow neighbor’s dinner party…

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A beautiful ball gown to dance with that special someone…

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Or maybe you need a special dress to go down a certain rabbit hole

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Alice in Wonderland, 2010 (Disney)

 

Maybe you need an outfit to have a rebellion

 

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Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) The Hunger Games, 2012

Or to fight against dark forces.

 

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Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) Harry Potter

 

Whatever your activity, all these fashions can meet you everyday needs.

But if really want to see me in some type of fashion here is one picture that will be satisfactory:

At Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton
At Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton

 

This Day 14 of the 30 Day Writing Challenge.