136. Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen

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Title: Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen

Rating: ★★★★

On the Shelves: Fiction> Classics

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”

So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners–one of the most popular novels of all time–that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues (Goodreads 2014)

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135. Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow- Jessica Day George

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Title: Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow

Author: Jessica Day George

Rating: ★★★★

On the Shelves: Fiction> Fantasy/Retellings/Young Adult fiction

Blessed—or cursed—with an ability to understand animals, the Lass (as she’s known to her family) has always been an oddball. And when anisbjorn (polar bear) seeks her out, and promises that her family will become rich if only the Lass will accompany him to his castle, she doesn’t hesitate. But the bear is not what he seems, nor is his castle, which is made of ice and inhabited by a silent staff of servents. Only a grueling journey on the backs of the four winds will reveal the truth: the bear is really a prince who’s been enchanted by a troll queen, and the Lass must come up with a way to free him before he’s forced to marry a troll princess. (Goodreads 2014)

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General: Merry Christmas Everyone!

I’m a lot behind on reading due to being in work, (sadly only halfway through my second Netgalley xmas book!) but to be honest, I’m not too worried since I reached my 100 books of 2014 goal!

I just wanted to post and wish you all a Merry Christmas and I hope you all enjoy the final days of the year 🙂 Have a lovely time and I hope you are all loved and spoiled rotten by your friends and family. x

134. Cranford- Elizabeth Gaskell

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Title: Cranford

Author: Elizabeth Gaskell

Rating: ★★

On the Shelves: Fiction> Classics

Cranford is an affectionate and often moving portrait of genteel poverty and intertwined lives in a nineteenth-century village. One of Elizabeth Gaskell’s most beloved works, it centres on a community dominated by women and governed by old-fashioned ways. The formidable Miss Deborah Jenkyns and the kindly Miss Matty’s days revolve around card games, tea, thriftiness and an endless appetite for scandal, until change comes into their world – whether it is the modern ideas of Captain Brown, a bank collapse, rumours of burglars or an unexpected reappearance from the past. (Goodreads 2014)

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Friday’s Fairytales: East of the Sun, West of the Moon fanart by Celine Kim

I was on my thebookheap tumblr when I stumbled across this gorgeous fanart for “East of the Sun, West of the Moon”, which I have already featured on this blog (you can find it HERE)- and it has always been a favourite tale of mine.

This concept art is by an amazing art student named Celine Kim and my god, I nearly cried when I saw it- I just have to share it with you all! Full credit to her for her amazing work! You can find her own tumblr here and her original post with the artwork here. I’m honestly just so in awe of this beautiful set! I really want this to be a thing now!

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