Monday, February 13, 2017

Quote Queste ~ February 2017 ~ Going to War

  Today I am linking up with Melody Muffin's Quote Queste.  This month's prompt is:

  Then my sister challenged me to take a pin I had pinned, and combining the two, write the QQ scene.  I hadn't been planning to write one.  This is the other pin.

  And now, my readers, here is the final product.

  No 16-year-old should ever feel this way.  Ever.  But, that’s what happens when you let your emotions rule.  Love is never an easy thing, but it’s even harder when the one you are in love with, or should I say were in love with - ‘cause I’m sure as blazes not in love with him now - is a poisonous toad.  I think I’ve learned my lesson now.  The handsome, dreamy, Prince Charming types aren’t always real.  He certainly wasn’t.  He had the dreamiest eyes, the most gorgeous looks, but boy did he have a venomous heart!  Like a pretty, shiny snake or beetle that may look perfectly harmless to the inexperienced eye, but is actually the most poisonous kind. 
  I feel like I’ve been to war.  Not that I know what it feels like to be in a war, I’ve never been in one.  Well actually, if you think about it, I guess being in a relationship with him was a bit of a war.  A war between what I knew was right, and what he wanted me to do…all of which I knew was wrong.  If so, then I guess I won this war, because I sent him away, hopefully never to return, but, as with all wars, you can never be certain that that evil will never return.

  I hope you enjoyed it and be sure to check out Melody's blog and try writing your own!  So long!


I Love Austen Week ~ Tag

I haven't been on Blogger lately, so I completely forgot about this Austen Week hosted by the lovely Hamlette in person.  Anyway, here are my answers to the tag!

1.  Which did you experience first, a Jane Austen book or a movie based on one?
  The books.  My older sister read Persuasion out loud to us when I was around 10 (I think) and then Pride & Prejudice not long after.  I'm pretty sure I read all of the books before I saw any movie/TV adaptions.

2.  What is your favorite Austen book?
   Oooooo.....I think Pride & Prejudice.

3.  Favorite heroine?  Why do you like her best?
  Well, I think I have to say Elizabeth Bennet.  She is smart, spunky, level headed, kind.  Yes she has her...well...issues, but she is also a very sweet girl.

4.  Favorite hero?  Why do you like him best?
  Fredrick Wentworth.  Who doesn't like a man in a naval uniform?  Just kidding!  It's actually Henry Tilney.  Well, he is very sensible, smart, has a great sense of humor, doesn't take nonsense from others, and all in all, he is the kind of man I would like to marry.

5.  Do you have a favorite film adaptation of Austen's work?
  Well, I like the 1995 P&P, the 2009 Emma and the 2008 S&S equally.

6.  Have your Austen tastes changed over the years?  (Did you start out liking one story best, but now like another better?  Did you think she was boring at first, then changed your mind?  Etc.)
  Actually, yes.  Northanger Abbey and Catherine Moreland used to be my favorites when I first read the books because I am the most like Catherine.  But as I have grown older, that has changed.  I'm still the most like Catherine, but I'm nowhere near as susceptible to the stories I read.  Well, when I read the book I still wasn't as susceptible as she was.

7.  Do you have any cool Austen-themed things (mugs, t-shirts, etc)?  (Feel free to share photos if you want.)
  Sadly I do not.  :(

8.  If you could ask Jane Austen one question, what would you ask her?
  Well I would wish to ask if her choice to write romance novels was born out of her failed engagement, but as that would hardly be polite, I would ask which of her heroines was her favorite.

9.  Imagine someone is making a new film of any Jane Austen story you choose, and you get to cast the leads.  What story do you want filmed, and who would you choose to act in it?
  Well I would like to see a new version of Persuasion.  And I think I would cast Lee Pace as Captain Wentworth.

  With Eleanor Tomlinson as Anne Elliot.

Dark and smoothed hair and int he beginning she would nee to be make-uped (I know that's not a word!) to look paler and thinner.

10.  Share up to five favorite Jane Austen quotations!
   I only have time to grab three right now.  Here they are.

"With three younger sisters grown up," replied Elizabeth smiling, "your Ladyship can hardly expect me to own it."

 “Very true,” said Henry, “and this is a very nice day, and we are taking a very nice walk, and you are two very nice young ladies. Oh! It is a very nice word indeed! It does for everything. Originally perhaps it was applied only to express neatness, propriety, delicacy, or refinement—people were nice in their dress, in their sentiments, or their choice. But now every commendation on every subject is comprised in that one word.” 

“By the bye—I have not wished you joy. Being pretty well aware of what sort of joy you must both be feeling, I have been in no hurry with my congratulations; but I hope it all went off tolerably well. How did you all behave? Who cried most?”  

  That's all folks!!  You can check out all the other posts HERE and be sure to check out the giveaways as well, HERE and HERE.  See you later!!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Oisín James Keegan

  Oisín James Keegan, son of Colm Keegan and Laura Durrant, was born yesterday!!  So happy for them!

Colm's Instagram post