Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Let's Have a Cupa Tea and Talk a Little Jane Austen




Sense and Sensibility

Can I just say, I think that this is my new favorite! I have never read any of the Jane Austen stories. But the character development and the story line are so rich and colorful that I absolutely fell in love with her. The use of our language is an education in and of itself. I have watched several of the movies that have been made from her novels and truly enjoyed them, but once you read the book you realize how wonderful reading a lovely story can be.


Every girl should read Sense and Sensibility!

20 comments:

sherry lee said...

Sense and Sensibility was an Austen family favourite. If you liked Sense and Sensibility I think you will probably be totally taken with Pride and Prejudice. All of Austen's works are delightful...it's always wonderful to learn that someone else has become a Jane fan!

sherry lee said...

A little Jane "tid bit" - she wrote all of her books on tiny pieces of paper that she hand bound; her family knew that she was writing but she would cover her work if anyone came into the room and wanted people to think she was simply tending to correspondence. When first published the books were printed with the author as "By a Lady" as Jane valued her privacy. She did change her mind as her later books were published. Makes them all the more "precious" in my view.

Sunday Girl said...

I love her style, so real and fresh and probably considered outspoken for her time. I love all her books, but I have to say that Pride and Prejudice is my absolute favorite. I saw two movie versions of this one and didn't like the one, but the one with Colin Firth is pretty good. And watching Colin Firth isn't such a bad idea anyhow.

Happy To Be said...

GM...I loved Jane Austen..and the way she wrote and she never got married did you know that?? hope you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Miss Janice said...

Tea and Jane Austen...you can't go wrong! What a perfect day:-)

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Thanks Liz, I shall add it to my list!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

My absolute favorite movie is Sense and Sensibility! I can watch it over and over again and still cry like it was the first time I'm seeing it!! My favorite scene is where everyone is crying over Willoby (spelling???) Leaving and Eleanor finally sitting down on the steps with the cup of tea. I have seen quite a few of her movies and read some of the books and love them all!

Raggedy Girl said...

I am reading Sense and Sensibility right now and I am loving it. The language is beautiful and you get transported to a different time. I am reading through Daily Lit so it is free and I can read as fast as I want or as slow as I want.


Tuesday Tidings from Roberta Anne

Blondie's Journal said...

Liz,

You have really planted a seed in my head. I thought I had done pretty well with most of the classics but knew I was probably missing something great with Jane Austen~one of those get around to things! Now I will definately look for her books. Interesting comments about JA~will remember those!

xoxo
Jane

BECKY said...

OH MY GOODNESS, LIZ!!! My package just arrived and what a blessing you are!! It felt like Christmas or my birthday or something!!

Oh the birdies...

And the book...I can't wait to eat it up!!

And the towels, and the notecards!!

I'll be posting on this for Friday's Show and Tell!!

Thank you so very much for your kindness, and may God multiply it back to you!!

Joyful blessings,
Becky

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Oh that sounds like a wonderful idea and you have everything set up so pretty. I love Jane Austen!
Valerie

Danette said...

Liz~
I love reading Jane Austin books!
So glad you're enjoying a really good read:)
~Danette

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh yes! Jane Austen-wonderful works! I need to go back and re-read them. Your tea set is so pretty. laurie

Joanne said...

I agree with Sherry Lee -- Pride and Prejudice is her very best. My husband bought me the entire selection of Jane Austen books and videos for Christmas -- what a perfect gift. Enjoy. Joanne ~~ glamourgirljoanne@yahoo.com

Martha said...

A new visitor -- love your blog

Candy said...

I agree. S & S just aired on our PBS channel. I had seen Pride and Prejudice but not this one. It was shorter but still full of rich, gracious living.
Thanks for the tea, Candy

Bo said...

Hi Liz...your vignette looks lovely! I've never read any of her books either...only seen the movies...maybe it's time to rethink that... ;-) Bo

Ms. Tee said...

I can't believe I've never read it, but I have seen the movie. Does that count? lol ;) I'm going to the library tomorrow, & I may have to see if they have it!

Rebecca said...

Yes! Ohh...Come by the Tea Society and read about Jane Austen Week...Any excuse to read one of her novels or watch one of the terrific adaptations is a good excuse for me:-)...I'm actually reading Emma again but Sense and Sensibility might just follow that.

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

I love Jane Austin and that is one of my all time favorite movies Liz!! I have her book of memories with hand written notes etc, I will have to post it one day! Thanks for Sharing!