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This beautiful book is full of history of Jane Austen’s life, the world she lived in, the historical context of her novels, as well as Regency-era artwork. I like what it says about Pride & Prejudice in particular: “Austen’s heroines do not follow the rules of society without question, and Elizabeth Bennet is Austen’s most rebellious heroine.” The author goes on to say that many readers of Austen’s era rejected the novel because of Elizabeth’s rebellious attitude. My favorite part of this book is that there are envelopes within the pages that contain reproductions of photographs, letters written in Austen’s own handwriting, pages from the rough draft of Persuasion, and a quirky “History of England” that Jane wrote as a schoolgirl. If you love Jane then this book would make an excellent addition to your collection, especially if you are reading through her works this year with #austen18!

QOTD: What is your biggest pet peeve (bookish or otherwise)? I cannot handle people eating crunchy food next to me. I realize that the crunching sound cannot be helped in some cases and it’s totally my own issue but it makes me cringe. 😬There are times when I just have to get up and leave the room so I no longer hear it. 😆 As for a book pet peeve, I don’t like dog-eared pages and I’ll use any slip of paper I can find rather than dog-ear a book. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hello everyone! I’ve had quite a few new followers join this past week so I thought I’d introduce myself. I’m Christina and am a part-time stay at home mom/work from home mom from the Pacific Northwest. I would say I have a slight coffee addiction, love to try out Pinterest crafts (sometimes they work and sometimes not), and I’ve been inhaling books for years but am fairly new to the bookstagram community. An interesting fact about me is growing up I dreamed of becoming a veterinarian so with the help of my brother we would always convince my parents to get new pets. We had everything from dogs and cats to lizards, snakes, rabbits and even a pet rat named Herman. Feel free to introduce yourself and share you’re own interesting fact. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Day 14 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bookstawarriorsaug18 - book on your bucket list: Divergent. I know, I know...I should have read it by now. 🙈 📚 #augustbpokstagram18 📚 #augustbookishgirls 📚 #bookstagramreadsaugust - #booksandflowers 📚 #creativebookstagram - #bookombre ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bluebooks #booksandcoffee #icedcoffee #coldbrewcoffee #bookspines #alwaysreading #bookphoto #bookcommunity

What are some of your favorite things to do on rainy days? 🌧. . We are running out of ideas over here! I’m trying to find some sunshine this morning but once again we are looking at cloudy skies and expecting rain. My little ones are going stir crazy and their Mama has been frequenting the coffee pot! Suggestions would be appreciated! . These beautiful classics are called Puffin chalk editions. Most I have found on @bookoutlet , some on Amazon and a few were gifts too. I figured out how to edit out the red slash on the bindings using Photoshop and was pretty proud of myself! That is as far as my photo shop skills go LOL 😂. #puffinchalk #puffinchalkclassics #aliceinwonderland #pippilongstocking #wizardofoz #blackbeauty #peterpan #achristmascarol #childrensclassics #childrensliterature #booksandtea #teatime #teatimetuesday #bookstagram #allaboutthebooks #booksandflowers #bookstagramfeature #softandcomfy #warmandcozy #flatlayforever #simpleandelegant

#totally90sbookchallenge: Beverly Hills 90210:. Book titles with numbers. This show was so addicting! I actually didn't watch much of it in the 90's, but binged watched it about 11 years ago and absolutely loved it! Dylan was my favorite 😍. For today I went with 20th Century Ghosts. I still haven't read this one! 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹 #bookchallenge #augustbookchallenge #photochallenge #augustphotochallenge #totally90sbookchallenge #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #booksandflowers #20thcenturyghosts #joehill

Happy Tuesday bookish beans! I actually had to retake this photo because the original was very blurry! I’ll be showing the original and the before and after of this one in my stories if anyone is interested 😊 also I am having a poll for a giveaway in my stories so make sure you tell me what it is you’d want to win! I’ll be taking all ideas into account! . QOTD: Do you enjoy reading outside of your comfort zone? I’ve been wanting to try out some darker more gothic genres! I’m thinking The Picture of Dorian Gray is a good place to start but I’m open to any book recommendations you guys might have! . [ #FantasyNaticFandoms] Hogsmeade: cozy . #bookster #booklover #bookish #bookstagram #potterhead #bookdragon #booklove #instabooks #booksandflowers

Fresh flowers & eucalyptus for my desk make me happy #authorlife #deskdecor #writinginspiration ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #booklovers #bookstagram #bookworm #readerslife #booknerdigans #bookdragon #booksbooksbooks #wordsmith #writeyourownstory #bookish #bookishlove #booksandflowers

I feel like Stephen King is so good on audiobook - the rich characters and straight-forward language makes it easy to follow (and because King is so popular, they usually get excellent narrators!). Audiobooks are seriously the best - I’ve switched this year from listening to mainly podcasts to listening to mainly audiobooks and its increased my happiness tenfold! • • • • #Bookstagram #currentlyreading #books #booksandflowers #reading #bookworm #bibliophile #bookgram #instabooks #stephenking #audiobooks #library #readmore #bookish #theshining #booklife #bookworm #audiophile #libby #booksontape

Instagramovci, Ključ za knjigu danas slavi 4.rođendan! 🎂🍾 . Hvala svima koji me pratite i koji tek hoćete, da nema vas, ne bi bilo ni bloga. Darivanje je na fejsu. Skoknite po svojeg lorda Camerona😙 . . #happybday #bookblog #brojnigrijesilordacamerona #nakladaneptun #ljubavniroman #povijesniroman #summerreads #ljetojeuzraku #booksandcoffe #booksandflowers #lovetoread

Afternoon lovelies ✨🎨 it’s finally my day off! Although I have a thousand adult things to do and catch up on so it doesn’t really feel like a day off! 😴 • #summerofreverie - Squad Goals - don’t we all want to be part of the inner circle? 🙏 #wethebooksaug18 - Favourite sequel #bookstagramreadsaugust - Books and flowers (aka my fave aesthetic) 🌷 #bookstagramtogetheraugust - A quote you’ll always love - WHERE DO I EVEN START? • #bookstagram #acomaf #acotarseries #booksandflowers #paint #ch55

🎪 I've FINALLY been able to pick up Legendary and I'm really enjoying it so far! The POV change from Scarlett to Tella adds a lot to the story, and it's fun being in the head of someone so brazen and sassy. 🎪 If you could swap places with any fictional character for a day, who would it be? 🎪 #bookstagram #legendary #booksandflowers #caraval

Good morning! 😊💕 I love this portable magic quote--so very true! This Stephen King guy has a way with words, eh? 😆 . I was tagged by the awesome @younglyricallit to do the #booksimthankfulfor tag! Here are some of my favorites: . ✨ A Wrinkle in Time ✨ The Raven Boys ✨ The Chronicles of Narnia series ✨ The Black Gryphon ✨ Daughter of Smoke and Bone . . Tagging some beautiful accounts to continue, and feel free to join in! . #bookish #bookstagram #bibliophile #bookstagrammer #bookblog #yareads #yalove #yalit #yafantasy #bookswithmagic #bookworm #fortheloveofbooks #bookquotes #booklove #booknerd #bookaholic #booksandflowers #sketchoftheday #sketchbook #readersofinstagram #author #booksbooksbooks #bookphotography

Day 14- Book that means something to you- #beautifulnerdybookshelves 💙 TFIOS will always hold a special place in my heart. It made me laugh, swoon, and cry (lots of crying) 💙 It was my first #johngreen book and probably the first book that ever made me sob like a baby. 💙 What is a book that you hold close to your heart? 💙 #ireadya #nerdybeasty #bookish #bookworm #bookstagram #booknerd #booksandbookmarks #booksandflowers #bluebooks #thefaultinourstars