Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.
Book Blogger Hop created by coffeeaddictedwriter, where each week the hop starts on a Friday and ends the following Thursday with a weekly prompt featuring some bookish question.
Emma, first published in 1816, was written when Jane Austen was at the height of her powers. In a novel remarkable for its sparkling wit and modernity, Austen presents readers with two of literature's greatest comic creations--the eccentric Mr. Woodhouse and that quintessential bore, Miss Bates. Here, too, we have what may well be Jane Austen's most profound characterization: the witty, imaginative, self-deluded Emma, a heroine the author declared "no one but myself will much like," but who has been much loved by generations of readers. Delightfully funny, full of rich irony, Emma is regarded as one of Jane Austen's finest achievements.
Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.
Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.
MY THOUGHTS: It's an okay read. I think I liked Pride and Prejudice better and that's the only classic I've read. I'm a classic newbie, so I'm just going with flow right now.
Book Blogger Hop
This week's question prompt is WOULD YOU CONSIDER GIVING OUT BOOKS TO TRICK-OR-TREATERS INSTEAD OF CANDY?
I want to say no because hmm, who wouldn't want candies at that age, but as I look at my unread, some untouched, some I won't reread books sitting on the shelf just like that, I find myself changing the answer to yes if the kids want it, I would probably keep candies and then books as an option, they can choose any book they want and take it WITH the candy and not instead. Oh, that would be so much fun! How I wish we did Halloween where I live now!!
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