Monthly Archives: March 2014

Sense and Sensibility

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Recently I made a horrifying discovery! I had never read Sense and Sensibility! When I thought about it carefully I realized that despite my love for all things Jane Austen I have only ever read Pride and Prejudice (at least three times it must be said). I decided this must be rectified immediately and I dug out my ancient-falling-apart-copy (aren’t those well-loved books the best?) of Sense and Sensibility (that I found in a Hospice Shop) and I dug in.

In the past I have actually struggled with Jane Austen’s syle a little. Sometimes it doesn’t seem to quite flow like it should. I got stuck on Mansfield Park when I was a little girl (perhaps too heavy a story for a 9 year old anyway but hey, I was ambitious) and I never really got back into Jane Austen’s properly since then. Except for the above mentioned readings of Pride and Prejudice.

Well, let me tell you, it has been a long time since I have enjoyed a book so much as I enjoyed Sense and Sensibility.  I have seen all the movies/tv series that were made of it. My favourite being the latest version by BBC with Hattie Morahan as Elinor and Charity Wakefield as Marianne, not to mention Dominic Cooper as Willoughby. And, I must say as I was reading I kept seeing Charity Wakefield’s face as Marianne and she just fit somehow. The book does differ very slightly from the 2008 mini series but only where they meshed a few events together to make it a little shorter. I digress.

The book was Wonderful! I thoroughly enjoyed it and flew through those 350 (approximately) pages (and if you know how slow a reader I am and how many books I am always reading at once; which equates to me finishing a book maybe once a month, then this will amaze you) in a couple of weeks and I adored every moment. I fell in love with the characters all over again! It really is a fantastic read! Next on my Jane Austen list is Emma. But in the meantime I am in the depths of a fascinating WWI memoir which I will tell you about when I’m finished reading it!

Till next time Bookworms!

 

Perfect Peace

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This morning I was up early and sewing by 7:30am. (I have a lot to get done today!) I always have music on when I’m sewing and this morning I am beginning with Laura Story’s two albums which are two of my absolute favourites right now. All her songs have such beautiful words but this morning the one that really stood out to me and touched my heart was her song “Perfect Peace”.

Here are the lyrics:

LAURA STORY LYRICS
“Perfect Peace”

Stay close by My side
Keep your eyes on Me
Though this life is hard
I will give you perfect peace

In this time of trial
Pain that no one sees
Trust me when I say
That I will give you perfect peace

And you’ll never walk alone
And you’ll never be in need
Though I may not calm the storms around you
You can hide in Me

Burdens that you bear
Offer no relief
Let Me bear your load
‘Cause I will give you perfect peace

Stay close by My side
And you’ll never walk alone
Keep your eyes on Me
And you’ll never be in need
Though this life is hard
Know that I will always give you perfect peace
I will give you perfect peace

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The phrase that stood out to me the most was this one: “Though I may not calm the storms around you
You can hide in Me”.

Isn’t that the greatest comfort we could ask for?

I just had to share that with you this morning!

Here is a link to listen to the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6eDvl4Xbh8&feature=kp

Book Review

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Hi Everyone!

I have decided to add a new category to my blog and that is:  Books!  I just thought it would be nice for me share my love of books with you all and then when I read something that I really love I can recommend it to you.

Just last week I finished reading “A Little Salty To Cut The Sweet” and let me tell ya’ll, I loved it!  It’s a heartwarming story of life, love and faith with a distinctly southern flavour. You look up from it’s pages surprised to find yourself anywhere but Birmingham, Alabama. You can almost smell the cornbread and moon pie as you turn the pages! I laughed and cried throughout this lovely book and would definitely say it’s worth spending some time holed up in your favourite corner with a cup of tea just so you can read this gem 🙂

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