The lovely world of Austen.

19 May, 2012

 
"The ladies of Longbourn soon waited on those of Netherfield.
The visit was returned in due form.
Miss Bennet's pleasing manners grew on the
good-will of Mrs Hurst and Mrs Bingley..."
(Pride and Prejudice)
 
After a lovely Saturday morning spent over coffee with four inspirational women and a spot of shopping at Ikea (100 candles for $4 is a no brainer really)... I arrived home and found this little book sitting on my bookshelf, eyeing me off.
 
So with a Royal Albert mug of French Earl Grey in hand, I grabbed a rug, plonked
myself on the couch and opened up to the lovely world of Austen. Her writing is sweet and beautiful, her words poetically floating off the page and around the room as each one is read.
 
As a lover of books, of reading and of course writing, I'm coming to the realisation that
words really do either carry life, or they destroy. Beautifully written words awaken the soul. I have a collection of old books, one of my favourites being the bible. Written thousands of years ago and translated into hundreds of languages, every time I read it, its words come alive and bring
life and hope to my soul. 
 
What books are you reading at the moment?
 
nat x
 
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