Links I love

Links I love

My favorite finds from around the web:

The many ways in which we are wrong about Jane Austen. “We know Jane; we know that however delicate her touch she’s essentially writing variations of the same plot, a plot that wouldn’t be out of place in any romantic comedy of the last two centuries. We know wrong.”

What I’ve learned about beauty from watching French movies.

Why the 1980s Anne of Green Gables is such a hard act to follow. “We’ve rounded up a group of writers who grew up on the 1980s version to explain why that Anne—and the gentle books she springs from—are such a hard act to follow.”

• ‘Hemingway Didn’t Say That’ (And Neither Did Twain Or Kafka). “It’s a lot of fun to uncover these hidden histories, and I’m also very glad when I get to give credit to the person who actually said it.”

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P.S. Those custom book darts are now in the shop!

On the blog:

No Quick Lit this week, because summer reading conquers all. We’ll be back on June 15.

One year ago: 13 books everyone will be talking about this summer. (It’s fun to take a look back at the 2016 edition!)

Two years ago: What my mother taught me.

Three years ago: Parenting the good kids and the odd ones out.

Have a great weekend!

 

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7 comments

  1. Rebekah says:

    Curious about other’s thought on Anne with an e.
    I was able to enjoy the actors portrayal of my dear friends but I couldn’t handle the vivid depictions of abuse and trauma. After 2 episodes I told my husband that I couldn’t handle any more.

  2. kelli says:

    Oh my word! I read the Anne of Green Gables article you linked to and then followed the rabbit trail to also read one about the latest adaptation and ALL the things it gets wrong and I’m now I’m way to angry/worked up for a Monday morning on only one cup of coffee! How dare they mess up the focus of the books? I’m going to stick with the ’80s version! #Gilbert4Eva

    😉

  3. Diana says:

    Whoa. That Austen piece makes me want to go reread P&P immediately. Calling England at that time totalitarian MIGHT be just a titch hyperbolic, but it certainly puts innocuous scenes (particularly those with the militia) in a different light.

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