Welcome to Friday Debate, a feature on cup of tea with that book, please, where every Friday a question will be posted that tantalize the brain and expands our horizons. For this week’s question: Continue reading “Friday Debate: Favorite Jane Austen Novel”
Yesterday was the 201st anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. If you are anything like me and can’t get enough of Jane Austen, here are some past blog posts I have written that will give you your Austen fix for the day: Continue reading “A Jane Austen Fix”
Jane Austen’s last uncompleted novel, Sanditon, will be adapted to the small screen. This will be a joint production by ITV, Red Planet Pictures and Masterpiece by PBS. Continue reading ““Sanditon”, Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novel, Comes to PBS’s Masterpiece”
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Whether you are a teacher who needs to regenerate and a reminder of why you are so important or a reader who wants to remember the inspirational teachers that made an impact in their lives, here are ten great books that perfectly portray why teachers deserve a whole week to themselves:
February may be considered as the most romantic month of the year. But people tend to fail to recognize the one love that tend to last longer than most romantic relationships: friendship.
Celebrating friendship may not line the pockets of many businesses and retailers, but it is a worthy relationship that should be celebrated. Having meaningful friendships is not only a joy, but a huge benefit to our health. After all, boyfriends and girlfriends come and go, but friends are for life. So since Valentine’s Day is so near, instead of focusing on the most romantic relationships, why not highlight the great friendships literature has given us? No need to be on the edge of your seat for these relationships. These always end with a happy ending: Continue reading “Platonic Love: Ten Friendships Best Display In Books”
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:
Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List
Fall is almost here…and what better way to celebrate the cooler weather by grabbing your most comfortable sweater, a cup of your favorite tea, and picking some good books to read for the fall. Don’t know what to start with? Here are some suggestions:
The New Mrs Clifton by Elizabeth Buchan
Jane Austen has such a profound effect on popular culture, more than any other author. Hollywood loves adapting her books and we, the viewers, just can’t get enough of them. Although this is day is the anniversary of Austen’s death, let us not think of the bad but about the great things that would not exist without her writings. Last week, we talked about book adaptations, now we are talking about film/TV adaptations. Here are, what I think, the best Austen adaptations on film or TV:
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.
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.