27 November 2012

Well Said! Midnight in Austenland


"This would have killed me when I was fourteen, she thought with sudden insight. I remember that much of my younger self. The romance and awkwardness and sublime uncertainty would have broken her heart and driven her crazy...But age gave her the peace, at least, to live inside that moment like a poet - to not sacrifice the beauty to the anxiety of What Next, but to just observe."

-Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale

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  1. I want to read this! I enjoyed the first one.

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  2. I thought this author wrote another book! Love the cover and thanks for the teaser :)

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  3. I enjoyed the first book and excited to see it a movie. I want to read this one now too!

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    1. I haven't read the first but I did really like this one and I can't wait for the movie.

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  4. I love this series and Jane austen :)

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    1. This is my first and I really liked it. I need to go back and read the other. :)

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  5. Ohhh! I love this quote. I have the first book--I must read it soon!

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  6. Very profound. Looks like someone learned a lesson many strive to reach throughout their lives. Great pick!

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  7. Wonderful quote! Love Shannon Hale, and I didn't know she'd done another Austenland book either.

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  8. The romance and awkwardness and sublime uncertainty would have broken her heart and driven her crazy...But age gave her the peace, at least, to live inside that moment like a poet - to not sacrifice the beauty to the anxiety of What Next, but to just observe

    I kind of wish that I could tell my 14 year old self a lot of things :) However, I don't handle breakups any better now LOL That is the one thing I still feel like a teenager afterwards.

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    1. Yes! Me too!

      And you're right breakups are never easy :)

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  9. Fabulous quote - age does give you peace in some things.

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  10. I actually met the author earlier this year at the Texas Library Convention. I need to read these books! Great quote!

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  11. Ah yes, this is so true. Everything was dramatic for my during my teen years, particularly teen "romance".

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  12. I really want to read this one...I have to check my archives...I think now that I may have read it!

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    1. Maybe you read the first in the series? Austenland?

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  13. Well said, indeed!
    I've been wanting to read these books.

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  14. I really should read these... everyone says they are such fun - plus there is a movie adaptation coming... sometime.

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  15. Beautiful quote and so awesomely true!

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  16. What beautiful writing! I should add the 1st of hers to my TBR!

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  17. Oh! I love that. I hope this comes to be true of me as I age.

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  18. Fab quote! I definitely need to read some of Hale's works!!!

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  19. i've never read this! it sounds really good :)
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  20. I just saw a tweet about this series. I think it's going to be a movie. Great quote!

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    1. Yes. The first one is going to be a movie. I can't wait :)

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  21. Ooooo LOVE that Juju! That's something I need to print out and have framed:)

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  22. Oooh, that is a lovely short excerpt!

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  23. Lovingggg this quote. Need to read this. Thanks for sharing :)

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  24. Shannon Hale is great, I love her books!

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  25. Oh, very well said! I have this on my shelf, I really need to finally read it!

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  26. Shannon Hale? OOoooh, I love her! Must check this out!

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  27. I've been working on mindfulness a lot lately and I love how this quote talks about staying in the moment by not thinking those 'What ifs...' Awesome quote, thanks Juju!

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