Book Review: Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 352 pages

Published: January 22, 2019

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Genre:  Fiction & Literature, Romance

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For The Love of More Pride & Prejudice

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Happy birthday, Pride and Prejudice!

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s most popular novel and my favorite book of all time, was published today. The widespread acclaim of this novel has created a world full of book adaptations and sequels that have charmed us and will entertain us for years to come.

We can be here all day and list all the Pride and Prejudice variations out there. But let’s just list the ones that will make sure to delight us on this special day:

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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”

10 Things You May Not Know About Pride & Prejudice

Today is the anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s most beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice. This book is considered to be one the “most-loved books” of all time and immensely enjoyed by most readers, myself included. It has sold millions and millions of copies worldwide and has been adapted over a 100 times in film, television, literature and the stage.

But behind every great book is a great history behind it. Discover the story behind the story that has touched the hearts of many generations:

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Ten Book Adaptations to Fulfill a Janeite

You’ve read all of the Austen novels, including the juvenilia and incomplete works. You might be going through the common withdrawals, longing for the dashing young men of large fortune in waistcoats and witty language spoken to you. Unfortunately, Austen is will not be writing any more new books but you have writers who are either devoted “Janeites” like us who want to see her stories continue on or writers who created similar plot lines but will have Austen lover fall head over heels for the story . So here are ten books that won’t replace Austen, but definitely will fix that missing space your heart.

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22 Places In The UK that Jane Austen Fans Must Visit

BuzzFeed compiled a list of beautiful places that every Jane Austen fan should visit. And if I had the money, I would be hopping on a plane right now. Check them out (not in any particular order):

1. Jane Austen House Museum, Hampshire

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No list can be complete without putting the Jane Austen House Museum. I’ve been there twice and I love it! Apart from the interesting historical artifacts, you have the gorgeous surroundings to make it a perfect outing.

2. Chawton House, Hampshire

Chawton House, Hampshire

Located not too far from the Jane Austen Museum, Chawton House was the house of Jane’s brother Edward. Now, the house’s library is open to visitors along with the gardens..

3. Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire

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Where Jane Austen is buried.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Literary Places I Want to Visit

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

Top Ten Tuesday Freebie — YOUR CHOICE OF TOPIC.”

So I decided to list the top ten literary places I would love to visit (it is like a sanctuary for us book lovers):

1. Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst, MA

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2. The Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth, England

3. Walden Pond, Concord, MA

4. Monk’s House, East Sussex, England

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A cottage purchased by Virginia and Leonard Woolf.

5.Sherlock Holmes Museum & Shop, London, England

6. Scotland, UK (there was just too many interesting and beautiful places to visit so I’m putting down the entire country)

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7. Ireland (same here with Ireland)

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8. Lyme Park, Disley, Cheshire, UK

(Was used as Pemberley in the BBC 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice)

9. Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England

Large country house by river with wooded hillside beyond

(The house was name itself in Pride and Prejudice as one the houses Elizabeth visited. And although I’m not a big fan of the movie, this house represented Pemberley in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, as well as another TV adaptation, Death Comes to Pemberley)

10. Chawton House, Chawton, Hampshire, UK

Although I visited the Jane Austen Museum twice, I want to visit Chawton House Library. It was the home of Edward Austen Knight, the brother of Jane Austen. The library is now The Centre for the Study of Early English Women’s Writing, 1600-1830.

What literary places would you like to visit?