Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Monday, December 28, 2015
Saturday, December 26, 2015
"Didn't I tell you," answered Mr. Beaver, "that she'd made it always winter and never Christmas? Didn't I tell you? Well, just come and see!"
And then they were all at the top and did see.
It was a sledge, and it was reindeer with bells on their harness. But they were far bigger than the Witch's reindeer, and they were not white but brown. And on the sledge sat a person whom everyone knew the moment they set eyes on him. He was a huge man in a bright red robe (bright as holly berries) with a hood that had fur inside it and a great white beard that fell like a foamy waterfall over his chest. Everyone knew him because, though you see people of his sort only in Narnia, you see pictures of them and hear them talked about even in our world-the world on this side of the wardrobe door. But when you really see them in Narnia it is rather different. Some of the pictures of Father Christmas in our world make him look only funny and jolly. But now that the children actually stood looking at him they didn't find it quite like that. He was so big, and so glad, and so real, that they all became quite still. They felt very glad, but also solemn.
"I've come at last," said he.
C.S. Lewis "The Chronicles of Narnia"
Monday, December 21, 2015
Everyone loves to cozy up during the Christmas and Holiday season.
So for my first attempt at a blog tag, I am rocking a Christmas/Holiday theme.
I love snuggling up with a book at Christmas time. Gathering by a warm fire and/or twinkling lights, sipping something hot and getting lost in a cozy wintery story.
Her are some books I really enjoy reading at Christmas time:
Sunday, December 20, 2015
You pierce my soul, I am half agony half hope. ~Jane Austen (Persuasion)
On this day Dec. 16th in 1775 the brilliant
Jane Austen was born. I am a huge fan, and have read every novel (I think) she has written.
Jane Austen was an amazing English writer born at Steventon rectory to a substantial gentry family. She had only 1 sister, but 6 brothers. Both her and her sister never married and both almost died from Typhus.
Jane Austen was said to be very fond of dancing. This of course makes us Kindred Spirits. :) My favorite Jane Austen quotes is
"To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love" Pride and Prejudice.
My personal favorite Jane Austen novel is
Pride and Prejudice(although Sense and Sensibility is one of
my favorite movies...)
Here is a great list of things you never knew about Pride and Prejudice:
Jane Austen died in Winchester on the 18th of July 1817, at only 41. The cause of death was somewhat speculative between Addison's disease, Hodgkin's lymphoma, bovine tuberculosis, and/or Brill–Zinsser disease. Persuasion and Northanger Abbey were both published after her death, by her parents Cassandra and Henry.
Fun fact: Her works, though usually popular, were first published anonymously and brought her little personal fame and only a few positive reviews during her lifetime, but the publication in 1869 of her nephew's A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider public. Janeite fan culture emerged in the second half of the 2oth century. (This fact was found via Wikipedia.)
I didn't know the last part of this,
about her nephew.
Now I will HAVE to read
What is your favorite Jane Austen book and/or movie?
“If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more."