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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Books to Movies Giveaway Hop


Welcome to the Books to Movies Giveaway Hop hosted by Bookhounds!

I really wracked my brains to try to think of a recent book/movie pairing that I love and can recommend, but I couldn't. So I'm turning back to the classics, and who is more classic than Jane Austen? Most people are familiar with Pride and Prejudice and have seen the various screen versions, but not as many are familiar with her last novel, Persuasion.

Jane Austen has been my favorite author since I was in my teens. I've read all her novels at least once (except Emma - I have it, I just haven't read it) and I'm sure I've seen every screen version of all of them. Second only to P & P, my favorite is Persuasion. It's a gentle story with now familiar themes: a quiet young woman with a strong sense of familial duty gives up her own wishes, longings, and dreams because of the opinions and for the convenience of others. But of course that's not the end of the story!

I'm giving away two film versions of Persuasion, plus a paperback of the novel! The novel edition I've chosen is new and has a GORGEOUS cover. It also has illustrations by the same artist. I'm going to have to get my own copy of this!


I'm including two screen versions as, while I prefer the newer (2007) version, the older (1995) version is, I think, a little truer to the text. Both are British adaptations and are beautifully acted and filmed.


I'd love to hear what your favorite Austen book, movie, or spinoff is. Good luck!


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Reading: A Gentleman In Moscow
Watching: Mansfield Park (1999) and Persuasion (2007)
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    1. I have complicated feelings about Emma. I love the film adaptations, but have never felt compelled to read the novel.

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  2. Clueless is my favorite! :)

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  3. Emma is my favorite (also happens to be my daughter's name).

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  4. Mansfield Park, that movie turned me in to a Jonny Lee Miller fan girl.

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    1. I love that movie too. Fanny Price is one of my favorite characters - and very misunderstood I think.

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  5. I thought Emma Thompson did a bang-up job with Sense and Sensibility.

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    1. She was wonderful! But then, she's wonderful in everything. :)

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    1. I have to confess that I've had that video for at least a couple of years and still haven't watched it! Thanks for reminding me about it!

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  7. I love Clueless,I can watch it over and over!

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    1. Yep, it's adorable. I never get tired of it.

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  8. Persuasion is probably my favorite because second chance romances are one of my favorite tropes :)

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  9. Sense and Sensibility :)

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    1. I love it too, especially the films. :)

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  10. Sense & Sensibility. Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, and Alan Rickman in a swoon-worthy role. How can you go wrong?

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    1. Mmmm...Alan Rickman. He's sorely missed. <3

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  11. My favorite Jane Austen has always been Pride & Prejudice.

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    1. Gah! So many people liking this - now I want to watch this again. I love it too.

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  13. I love all her stories but one clings to me more is Sense and Sensibility..
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    1. I've only read it once, but there are two adaptations I love.

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    1. I really like the movie. Just watched it again this afternoon. :)

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  15. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite and I have a couple favorite film adaptations.

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  16. Pride and Prejudice. I can't even count how many times I've seen it. =)

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    1. When my daughters lived with me it was an early winter ritual to watch the mini series. I have no idea how many times I've seen it, but even my son has parts of it memorized. LOL.

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  17. My favorite Jane Austen novel is Northanger Abbey. It's such a great story.

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    1. I need to read that one again - it's been a long time.

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  18. I love Sense and Sensibility and Pride And Prejudice is a second favorite

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    1. I think I love the movie better than the book. I love both of the versions I've seen.

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Sylvia. I removed to protect your e-mail. :)

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  20. Pride and Prejudice. The A&E version, of course!
    Dianna

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    1. Yes! It's hard to imagine anything ever eclipsing it.

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  21. My favorite JA book is Persuasion (I think it's her most subtle and emotionally sophisticated work), and I adore the 1995 movie version - Amanda Root was incomparable as Anne.

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    1. I would have to say it's an equal favorite for me. I love it too. I agree Amanda played the best Anne. :)

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    1. Not my favorite, but I really like the Kate Beckinsale/Mark Strong adaptation.

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  23. I loved the Pride and Prejudice movie with Kiera Knightly and I liked the book a lot too.

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    1. I love that movie too. It's one I like to have on I the background while I do other things. :)

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    1. It's really good. I love the soundtrack. :)

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  25. My favorite Book and Movie is persuasion. I especially Love the second movie you have pictured. Have you seen the really old one from 1971 with Ann Firbank and Bryan Marshall. That one is pretty good too it's actually the only one I have :)

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    1. Oooh! I've seen that one available on Amazon but I've never watched it. Thanks for reminding me!

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  26. My favorites are Pride & Prejudice and Emma. I'm thinking of re-watching them. :3

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    1. It's always a good time to re-watch Austen! Somehow I always like watching most when the days get shorter and the weather begins to cool off. :)

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  27. I am probably one of the few women that has never read or seen a Jane Austen book/movie. I suppose I should do that eventually since she seems to be incredibly popular.

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    1. Well, if you win, you'll be able to do both!

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  28. My favorite book id Pride & Prejudice and I like A & E's movie the best.

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  29. Not original, but true, I love Pride and Prejudice. I like watching the Jane Austen books acted by different actors.

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    1. I do too. It's difficult to only choose one as a favorite. I never grow tired of the stories.

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  30. Sense and Sensibility is my favorite, though Northanger Abbey is a close second.

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    1. Both are great. I tend to watch S & S more, but probably just because it's on TV more often. I really like Northanger Abbey too.

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  31. I liked Pride and Prejudice and i really enjoyed the zombie version as well

    Beverly Gordon

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    1. LOL. I can"t handle zombies at all! There are a couple of zombie movies I'll watch (if someone is watching with me), but mostly I avoid them. I know - I'm a horror lightweight! I did try to read the P & P & Zombies, but didn't get very far. Not my cup of tea!

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  32. My favorite is Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth.

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  33. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite.

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