Book list :)

Tweet I don’t know if you remember, but a while ago (quite a long while ago) I posted a list of the 100 “best books of all time” according to a survey The Guardian had done…? A few days ago we went to Uppsala and took the opportunity to visit our favourite bookshop here in Sweden, the English bookshop that they have there. Upon arriving there we were at first a bit shocked; ’cause the shop was gone! Luckily though it wasn’t actually gone, it had only moved half a block or so, and it was now twice as big! … Continue reading

Some thoughts on Mansfield Park

Tweet My sister Viktoria (who returned home from England a couple of days ago. How long she will stay here before she goes back again though I don’t quite know yet) is doing a course in Swedish right now. And for that course there are several books she has to read, but she also gets to pick one herself to read and then do some work with. And she picked Mansfield Park, as that was the only Jane Austen book we happened to have in Swedish and since the book needed to be in Swedish for the course. And also … Continue reading

Sewing, the way Jane and her characters did

Tweet I received another lovely new book a couple of days ago from Amazon (now isn’t that nice of Amazon to just send me books?! :P)! Happy me! 🙂 This book is one that I’ve long wanted, ever since I was first told of it by a lady who works in a bookstore and who recommended it to me after finding out that two big interests of mine are sewing and Jane Austen. This book is called The Jane Austen Sewing Box, (by Jennifer Forest) and as might be guessed by the title its a book about sewing in Jane … Continue reading

Our Mutual Friend

Tweet I promised you that I would write a post letting you know what I thought about Our Mutual Friend once I had read and watched it. And since I have now done both, here goes. I haven’t had much time t devote to reading lately, so it has taken me quite a long time to read this book. I finished it this Saturday. In my own personal experience of reading Dickens I find that it takes me about half or 2/3 of the book before I feel like I’m really in to the story. Before I am caught up … Continue reading

Opening Sentences – answers

Tweet I promised I’d write down the answers to which books I quoted in my previous post. So here they are. 1. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë) 2. David Copperfield (Charles Dickens) 3. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) 4. Middlemarch (George Eliot) 5. North and South (Elizabeth Gaskell) 6. A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens) 7. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery) 8. The Three Musketeers (Alexandre Dumas) 9. A Room With a View (E.M. Forster) 10. Vanity Fair (William Makepeace Thackeray) 11. Little House in the Big Woods (Laura Ingalls Wilder) 12. Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë) Well done you … Continue reading

Famous opening sentences – or maybe not so famous?

Tweet ”It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife”. That is probably one of (if not the) most famous opening sentences ever. We all know where it comes from, and it’s been quoted again and again and again. I was thinking about it the other day, and the opening sentences from the other Jane Austen books (yes, I know, strange things you think about at times…). They are all well known, or at least in these circles they are, even if no other is quite … Continue reading

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