Books · WWW Wednesday

A Very Austen WWW Wednesday | 9/10/2019

WWW-Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!

This week’s post is very Austen centred. I have been mainly Jay Kristoff focused in the last god knows how many WWW Wednesday’s I’m glad to be featuring something else!
I started my second year of university last week and this semester I’m doing a whole module on Jane Austen. There’s going to be an abundance of her appearing over the next month as I read most of her books.

If you didn’t know already, WWW Wednesday is hosted on Taking on a World of Words. It’s a super simple meme, you just answered the three W questions.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading
What do you think you’ll read next?
Recently Finished:

Teenage Writings by Jane Austen

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This was odd. It was quite a drag to read but it was for uni so I had to read it to be able to study it. It’s not something I ever would’ve picked up for fun.


Currently Reading:

Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff (still)

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen


Reading Next:

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

This will be a reread for me, I read this last year, I think. I’m excited to revist this book and study it in detail!


I am also want to pick up: Saga Vol 3 by Brian K. Vaughan + Fiona Staples

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I have a loooot of reading for class, hence why I haven’t finished Darkdawn yet, so I thought a graphic novel would be a good idea to pick up next. It’s quick and easy to read and I have been dying to continue this series: It’s incredible!
The first two are on *Kindle Unlimited, worth signing up for a trial purely for them!
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Book vs Adaptation · TV/Film

Better Than The Book!? | Thoughts on BBC Pride and Prejudice

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1) Faithful Adaptation

Like with all book adaptations they had to cut some of the book’s story out. With this, I feel it stuck to the book really well but cut out the unnecessary and boring parts – which made it more enjoyable for me, personally. There were many parts of the book I found myself getting fed up with reading, I ended up liking the adaptation much more!

2) Visually Pleasing

Aka aesthetic. I’m not a historian, I don’t know exactly what things would’ve looked like in this time period. The thing I struggle with, with classics (and historical fiction) is visualising how it’s supposed to look. Which brings me onto the next point…

3) It’s Historically Accurate

Again, I’m no historian but I did watch the 2005 Pride and Prejudice adaptation after this and couldn’t help noticing how different the costumes were. I did a bit of research and found the costumes in the mini-series were inspired by actual fashion from the time the book was written. I found on Frock Flicks they showed the inspiration behind the costuming, it’s a really interesting read if you’re like me and love the costumes in period dramas.

4) It was actually gripping

I ended up binge-watching the first 4 episodes, I would’ve watched them all if it hadn’t have been late! I really wanted to keep watching, I struggled to focus whilst reading the book and it was easy to put down for long periods of time.

5) AMAZING Casting

I think every character was perfectly cast and did a great job of bringing the characters to life. Everyone just fitted their part so well, it was really well done and I wouldn’t change any of them.
Obviously, Colin Firth steals the show, I mean look at him!?
*swoons*

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Books · Top 5 Wednesday

Books I Want to Read Before the End of the Year | Top 5 Wednesday

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Happy Wednesday!
Since I plan on posting a lot over the summer, I realised I’d run out of blog post ideas pretty quickly.  So I decided I’m going to start doing Top 5 Wednesdays. I don’t know if I will do them every single week but I’ll be doing whenever I like the topic!
*Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics!


1) Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

dsc_1473.jpgUntil recently (literally days ago), I didn’t own this book but wanted (desperately) to read it. I had been on the lookout for the UK hardback for ages and couldn’t get ahold of it. Luckily, someone on twitter didn’t want their copy and so we did a trade.
Finally, I can now read Strange the Dreamer! I will be picking this up asap in anticipation of Muse of Nightmares, I love Laini Taylor’s writing and previous series so I have no doubts that I’ll love this too.

 

2) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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I also really want to watch the BBC miniseries, so I need to read this asap so I can binge watch that afterwards!

 

3) The Hobbit by J.R.R TolkienIMG_20180523_160150_342.jpgUnpopular opinion:  I think Tolkien is overrated. I’ve read the first two Lord of the Rings books and honestly can’t see what the fuss is about. I found them to be pretty boring so I’ve been putting off reading The Hobbit. I found this gorgeous edition, which did make me want to read it more but I’m still worried I’m not going to like it.


4) Obsidio by Amie Kaufman + Jay Kristoff

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Obsidio was one of my most anticipated releases for 2018, why haven’t I read it yet? I have no idea. But now I feel like I should reread the first two, as I read them ages ago before I start this one and I’ve been putting it off. Sigh.

 

5) Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas

9781408872918Another anticipated release, that hasn’t actually been released yet and I can guarantee as soon as I get my hands on this I will be reading it. I am dying to know how this series ends, it’s going to be a big book too, so I’ll be disappearing for a week when this comes out.


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