Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Literary Love

Hey folks! Time for some more stories of love and writing – today in a more literary form:

By Roger McLassus (Own work) , via Wikimedia Commons

  1. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen - 1813)
“I cannot comprehend the neglect of a family library in such days as these.” And with those words Mr. Darcy solidified his place in my twelve-year-old heart and made me absolutely sure that he and Elizabeth were indeed perfect for each other. They both loved books! No wonder they’ve been making it work for the last two hundred years.

  1. Anne of the Island (Lucy Maud Montgomery – 1915)
My grandma and I used to read all of the Anne Shirley books together. It took three of them, but Anne and Gilbert finally figured out they were meant to be. Plus, book loving Anne is given letters from her birth parents, finally getting to know them through their words.

  1. The Eyre Affair (Jasper Fforde - 2001)
Who else can say that they reconciled with a former love whilst helping Mr. Rochester rescue Jane Eyre who has been kidnapped from Bronte’s original manuscript? I’m pretty sure just Thursday Next. And hopefully me someday. Particularly the part about going into books.

  1. Dance Upon the Air (Nora Roberts - 2001)
After faking her own death, Nell Channing settles down on the small Three Sisters Island, gets a job cooking in the local bookstore/café and starts falling for the sheriff. Oh, and she finds out she’s a witch. No biggie. Except she’s pretty much living my dream life. Working in a bookstore AND having magical powers? It’s just too much to contemplate.

  1. She Went All the Way (Meg Cabot - 2002)
Despite having written a number of movies for actor Jack Townsend, Lou is not his biggest fan. Probably because he keeps taking such liberties with the lines she pens. Being on the run for their lives in the Alaskan wilderness should help though. Or…you know… at least be fun to read about.

  1. Out of Control (Suzanne Brockmann - 2005)
There are a number of couples coming together and being torn apart in this thriller. Something that ties them all together? A book written by one of the character’s grandmother about her time as a WWII spy and how she got the man she loved. Reading…bringing us all together. *Hums PBS theme song.*

  1. Get A Clue (Jill Shalvis – 2005)
Sure, they’re stuck in a lodge out in the middle of nowhere with a dead body, a quirky staff who may be responsible for the murder, and a possible ghost. But that doesn’t mean that Breanne and Cooper can’t fit in the occasional trip to the lodge library. Now, that’s how you order your priorities, folks.

  1. Fire and Ice (Julie Garwood - 2008)
Daughter of notorious thief turned reporter, Sophie Rose finds herself in mortal danger after writing a seemingly innocuous story about a runner and his red socks. On the plus side, this means she gets to hang out with FBI Agent Jack MacAlister.

  1. Beautiful Creatures (Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl – 2009)
Ethan and Lena fall for each other while dealing with magic, family secrets, and a battle between good and evil that stretches back to the Civil War. In addition to a number of literary references (most frequently To Kill A Mockingbird), the fate of these lovestruck teens relies on the ancient Book of the Moon.

  1. Love in the Afternoon (Lisa Kleypas - 2010)
This love story is about a different type of writing – that of letters. Beatrix and Christopher fall in love through their correspondence. Only problem? Christopher thinks someone else is on the other side of the pen. Plus, kleptomania and a terrier named Albert! I personally would have shown up just for the dog.

Check back in tomorrow for the musical list!

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