My Go-To Juice

Some people run on coffee

Some people run on chocolate

I run on books!

They help through everything:

Whether sad or stressed:

Bored:

Yep:

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It’s 5 O’ Clock Somewhere

 

After all:

Yep:

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For more on L. M. Montgomery, go to Should We Pity Miss Bates or Strive to Be Her?

You Can Never Have Enough

That is false:

You can never have too many books:

You have no more room? Just make more space! Get creative, artsy, more shelving!

Only if they are bookshelves, Mr. Collins.

Yes, book lovers are never satisfied with what they have, they always need more.

But we book lovers wouldn’t have life any other way.

 

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I Must Stay Strong

So the other day I went to the bookstore, and you know how much I love that.

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But this time I had a plan. I had far too many books at home that I had yet to read; so I wasn’t going to buy myself anything, just birthday shop for my friend.

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But then when I started looking I found all these books half off.

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So I grabbed a bunch I liked along with some potentials for my friend. But then I looked at the bargain books. They were beautiful hardcover classics and oh, my I wanted them all.

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So there I was with stacks of books, looking and wanting them all.

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Nothing else I seem to have this problem, except with books.

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But then reality hit me. I already needed more shelf space, and really have books spilling everywhere.

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So I did one of the hardest things, I had to put some of the books back.

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Instead I bought one book, a selection of stories from One Thousand and One Nights, in a beautiful hardcover book for only $8.

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I then bought a copy of Tarzan of the Apes for $2.50; a steal of a deal.

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But then I had to do something with all the books I wasn’t taking home. So I stacked them on top of each other and carried them around the store putting them back. One of the employees saw me and asked if I needed a cart, but said no I was putting things back. He was worried about me carrying so many. But I was like I work in a library, I do heavy lifting like this all the time.

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Because you know, that’s how I roll.

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Jane, Jane, Jane: A Jane Austen Biography

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Jane Austen by Carol Shields

As this book lacked an interesting title in which to title my post, I had to pull lyrics from Jefferson Starship‘s song Jane. 

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About three years ago I was in the library. While I was roaming through the stacks, I came upon this book and was intrigued by such a slender biography. I had been disappointed by another Jane Austen nonfiction, published by Cambridge, which seemed to tear apart her books quite horribly. I hoped this one would be better.

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When I read the introduction, Shields confessed to being more of an Austen fan, then a researcher. In that moment I began to have high hopes for this book.

Or book

Or book

A fellow Austenite/Janeite?

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And then I started reading the book

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And I really enjoyed it.

Shields presents all the facts of Jane’s life very directly and resolutely, not over-dramatizing or romanticizing it, but presenting the truth.

Shields focuses on Austen as a writer, how her life influenced her works, it being one of the few avenues an unmarried women could try, etc.

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Not only was it informative, but Shields analyzation of her family, friends, and possible romantic interests was also very illuminating.

Good job

Good job

I highly recommend it for any Jane Austen fan wanting to know more about the women behind the books.

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I do have one criticism. At times the book can be a bit dry. I love history and read such books all the time, so that wasn’t why I had issue. I just felt that at times it needed a boost as it became a little boring.

Otherwise, it was a great biography and you should check it out.

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For more on Jane Austen, go to One of a Kind

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Life’s A Journey

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This is me when I go on vacation. After all, you can never know how much you need.

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And let’s face it. Vacations are expensive, and we can’t go and do everything we wish. Best option in that case? Books

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Like for instance when a group of friends want to go off somewhere but you have work and are stuck at home. Pick up a book and go anywhere.

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Books are always my answer to everything.

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For more book-filled posts, go to The Perfect Hideout

For more of my favorite quotes, go to Never Big Enough

I Want It All

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Yep I have a problem all right.

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But it doesn’t matter if I have a bunch that I still haven’t read, after all:

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Yep my library is over-flowing and is quite a complicated thing.

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But you know what?

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Because you can never have enough books.

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