#classiclitnetwork photos & videos

9 hours ago

🧵Oh Marmee, how I love your wise counsel! 🧵 This book, Little Women, raised me and has long been a friend. Jo's struggle to "be good" is so relatable, but what an encouragement to see it met with the kindness of her mother and the forgiveness of God. 🧵 Happy Sunday, bookstagramers! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #quotes #literaturequotes #quoteoftheday #beautifulquotes #literaturejunkies #bookquotes #littlewomen #louisamayalcott #favoritereads #jomarch #encouragement

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2 days ago

Okay... I know it's not #JaneAwesomeWednesday and I know I'm a little behind the times... but I just watched the new 2020 movie of Emma. I had some thoughts - many, but we'll be concise. . 🌷Rumors of 'aesthetically pleasing' were true - loved the pastel colors along with crisp white. 🌷Never wanted to see either Mr. Knightley's butt or Emma's. Definitely not both. 🌷Why was Emma bleeding out during the proposal??? - blood getting all in her teeth and everything... It's like I'm suddenly watching a horror film! 🌷And at the risk of sounding quite snobby, that's about it. . To summarize, I thought of this movie what Mr. Knightley thinks of Harriet Smith: "Pretty, but that is all." 😬 . Whew! I just had to share. . 📖 What were your thoughts? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #mybookfeatures #frommybookshelf #vintage #booksandflowers #victorian #driedflowers #emma #emmamovie #janeaustenfan #janeausten #janeaustenmovies #misswoodhouse #mrknightley #pastel #emma2020

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2 days ago

🌹This concept is something I've often thought about while working as a Disney-style princess... If I walk down the empty hallway of an elementary school dressed as Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella or Elsa, every doorway I pass is a surge of imagination. One or two children within will catch a glimpse of me and their eyes will absolutely light up. They'll frantically signal for their friends to look, but by then, the doorway is empty... I'm already gone. 🐀 BUT those children saw. They caught a glimpse of that wonderful, magical world "in which live things that never were"... And a visitor from that world (me, in costume ), has made a visit - has floated by so quickly that the kids are hardly even sure they saw it at all. But they still believe they did. ❄️ Imaginations begin to run wild...✨ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #ScribblesBySarah #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #bibliophile #bookcollector #atreegrowsinbrooklyn #bettysmith #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #quotes #literaturequotes #quoteoftheday #beautifulquotes #literaturejunkies #bookquotes #disneyprincess #reader #ofsimplethings #piecesofchildhood #imagination #ofstrangelandsandpeople #sleepingbeauty #cinderella #fairytalefriday

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3 days ago

For the prompt "Very Old Friends" from @heart_of_a_bookworm ... These books are such companions! I've read each of them many times and love them more with every visit. The March sisters, the host of children at Plumfield, the wonderful and interesting adult they become... These books are timeless and classic "with friends as dear to me as any in the real world", and I love them so well! . 🏵️ What are some of your 'very old friends'? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookaddict #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #mybookfeatures #frommybookshelf #TheFellowshipOfBooks #littlewomen #littlemen #josboys #louisamayalcott #veryoldfriends #jomarch #orchardhouse #childrensliterature #favoritereads #weeklyprompt

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3 days ago

🍁ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Save your Thursdays... I'm excited to announce that I am hosting the October Classics Challenge! 🍁 As I was looking forward to the wonderful season ahead, I wanted to hear about your favorite classics, in autumn theme! 🍁 Use #AllTheClassyClassics , and if you'd like to tag me @ClassicLitNetwork , I'd love to share your beautiful posts in my stories! 🍁 One week to go! ☕🕰️🍂🕯️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookaddict #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #mybookfeatures #frommybookshelf #bookchallenge #bookchallenge2020 #photochallenge #october #octoberchallenge #classicschallenge #octoberclassicschallenge #autumnreads #host #classy #weeklyprompt

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4 days ago

🌄 I kind of had to work to make this whole quote fit in the space, but the words are so beautiful that it was WORTH IT! 🌄 ..."The Table would crack and Death ITSELF would start working BACKWARD." #glory 🙌😃🙌 Lewis was NOT messing around! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #quotes #literaturequotes #quoteoftheday #beautifulquotes #literaturejunkies #bookquotes #death #deathitself #cslewis #lewis #thechroniclesofnarnia #narnia #thelionthewitchandthewardrobe #aslansland

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5 days ago

🌼 "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king." 🌼 (The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien ) . And just like that, some hobbits set off on a terrifying and grand adventure to make it so! Happy Hobbit day and #JRRTolkienTuesday ! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #mybookfeatures #frommybookshelf #TolkienTuesday #tolkienquotes #thecrownlessagainshallbeking #notallwhowanderarelost #allthatisgolddoesnotglitter #jrrtolkien #tolkien #hobbitday #aragorn #longlivetheking #middleearth #fantasy

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5 days ago

🍃And that, fellow readers, is an illustration of what it means to lay down one's life for one's friend. Tolkien understood goodness. 🍃 Happy Hobbit day to all, and a happy birthday to our fictional friend Frodo and his uncle Bilbo!🌿☕📘 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #quotes #literaturequotes #quoteoftheday #beautifulquotes #literaturejunkies #bookquotes #TolkienTuesday #tolkien #tolkienquotes #jrrtolkien #thelordoftherings #lordoftherings #frodolives #frodobaggins #bilbobaggins #hobbitday

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6 days ago

It's a free day for #LMMontgomeryMonday so let's visit this charming book my mom gave me when I was tiny. These @sullivanentertainment movies really brought the books to life - so well done! - AND I love that @meg_follows and @jonathancrombietribute were the correct ages for the roles... in both films. (The thespian in me rejoices over things like this! 🎭 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookaddict #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #frommybookshelf #anneofgreengables #anne #jonathancrombie #gilbertblythe #mygilbert #meganfollows #anneshirley #dianaberry #avonlea #anneofavonlea #storybookstyle #weeklyprompt

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6 days ago

🍎To fight for the right, without question or pause... To love what is intrinsically good... To persevere in the face of (seemingly ) overwhelming evil... That is what it means to be brave. That is what it means to be a hero. 🍎 - Discussion question: It's been some time since I've read To Kill a Mockingbird, and while I enjoyed it and I see the value of its many themes, I don't recall thinking that the book was "all that", which I expected from raving reviews. 🍎 What are your thoughts? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #bibliophile #bookcollector #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #quotes #literaturequotes #quoteoftheday #beautifulquotes #literaturejunkies #bookquotes #harperlee #tokillamockingbird #racism #comingofage #atticus #atticusfinch #1930s #scout #socialcommentary #courage #southernlife #booradley

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1 weeks ago

Happy Sunday, bookstagramers! 'Tis the Lord's day and I've had the pleasure of visiting with some wonderful close friends via that mystical thing we call 'zoom'. ☺️ . In honor of this heart-warming occasion, here are some of my favorite kindred spirit books. 📘☕🌺 A good friend is an invaluable gift! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #mybookfeatures #frommybookshelf #kindredspirits #anneofgreengables #anneofavonlea #littlewomen #thesecretgarden #alittleprincess #senseandsensibility #booksandtea #friends #blessedlife #janeausten #louisamayalcott #austensandalcotts #lmmontgomery

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2 weeks ago

💧Oh Dickens... How beautifully you understand the intricate inner workings of human hearts. 💧 Settling the blinding dust... just as God Himself graces the world each morning with bright, crystal drops of refreshing dew. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #quotes #literaturequotes #quoteoftheday #beautifulquotes #literaturejunkies #bookquotes #charlesdickens #dickens #greatexpectations #misshavisham #pip #tears #rain #descriptiveliterature #britishliterature

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2 weeks ago

☀️Well... The smoke from the fires a few states over has made today's sky look like a storm's a'comin' instead of being bright and cheerful. ☀️ But you know what? The world's still turning, our people are still with us, and God is still in His heavens carefully watching over us. ☀️ All's well, good people! Weather does not determine hope. 🙂🌷🍃 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #quotes #literaturequotes #quoteoftheday #beautifulquotes #literaturejunkies #bookquotes #lmmontgomery #lucymaudmontgomery #anneofgreengables #anne #optimism #beautifulmorning #godsfingerprints #anneshirley #avonlea

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2 weeks ago

Today's post was inspired by @enchanted_bookshelf 's prompt "World I Want To Visit" ( #11 ). And so I give you... The Dictionary of Imaginary Places. 😍 Just IMAGINE how many worlds are up for the taking! . It is breath-taking, really. 🏞️📚 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #mybookfeatures #frommybookshelf #imaginaryplaces #dictionary #inspiring #narnia #middleearth #oz #wonderland #camelot #neverland #liliput #literarywanderer #booksaremytardis #TheFellowshipOfBooks

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2 weeks ago

☕Thoughts? Opinions? Do you think that this is true? I must admit that I am guilty of it (although I find honesty to be vitally important! ). But concerning those small, delectable things - getting coffee on your drive home without telling anyone or smiling over a simple, guilty pleasure - having those secret delights is wonderful. 😊 ☕ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #quotes #literaturequotes #quoteoftheday #beautifulquotes #literaturejunkies #bookquotes #oscarwilde #thepictureofdoriangray #doriangray #wilde #secrets #secretdelight #guiltypleasure #honesty #portraitintheattic

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2 weeks ago

"Perfect casting" in a Jane Austen movie... I'm going back to @ramolagarai as Emma! I absolutely love her portrayal - the spirit, charm, fault and virtue. She's lovely, lively, and literally has the best hair ever. 😃 This film version is a winner! . Happy #JaneAwesomeWednesday bookstagramers! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookaddict #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #mybookfeatures #frommybookshelf #emma #janeaustenfan #janeaustensworld #janeausten #janeaustenbooks #janeaustenmovies #roses #ramolagarai #jonnyleemiller #mrknightley #perioddrama

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2 weeks ago

🌾 A favorite from a favorite. Huck Finn's bluntness cracks me up! 😄 🌾 But the wisdom of a child is not to be underestimated - they often see the world clearer than adults. I guess that's why Christ said to have a childlike (but not childish ) faith. 🌾 Happy mid-week, folks! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #quotes #literaturequotes #quoteoftheday #beautifulquotes #literaturejunkies #bookquotes #marktwain #twain #americanliterature #americanauthor #mississippi #downthemississippi #huckfinn #huckleberry #huckleberryfinn

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2 weeks ago

"Oh Thou who art! Ecclesiastes names thee the Almighty; Maccabees names thee Creator; the Epistle to the Ephesians names of thee Liberty; Baruch names thee Immensity; the Psalms name thee Wisdom and Truth; John names thee Light; the Book of Kings names thee Lord; Exodus calls thee Providence; Leviticus, Holiness; Esdras, Justice; creation calls thee God; man names thee Father; but Solomon names thee Compassion, and that is the most beautiful of all thy names." - the Bishop (Victor Hugo, Les Miserables ) . . ️✝ Missing this little chapel lately. It's closed because the world's upside down, but that is when people need it the most. However, God still hears. He is never far - for His name truly is Compassion toward us. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #quotes #literaturequotes #quoteoftheday #beautifulquotes #literaturejunkies #bookquotes #prayer #compassion #lesmiserables #LesMisAlong #victorhugo #godisnear #namesofgod #lesmis #theclassics

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2 weeks ago

🕸️ To have a friend and to be a friend... These are two of the most important aspects of earthly life, the bonds and impacts of which carry over even BEYOND this simple earthly life. 🕸️ People (reasonably ) fear being alone. But Dr. Myles Munroe says that in order to NOT be alone, all you need are other humans to be your companions and close friends! And God said that the companionship was GOOD. And "fear not." 🙂 After all, #WeAreTheGiftsGodGivesOurNeighbors and they are ours. 🕸️ Changing the world... As for HAVING friends, the angel Clarence said it best to George Bailey in It's A Wonderful Life: "Dear George, remember no man is a failure who has friends." And those friends might say in return, "You have BEEN my friend. And that in itself is a tremendous thing." 🤝 . . . 📖 #ScribblesBySarah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #quotes #literaturequotes #quoteoftheday #beautifulquotes #literaturejunkies #bookquotes #ebwhite #charlottesweb #childrensliterature #yabooks #somepig #youhavebeenmyfriend #spider #wilber #charlotte

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2 weeks ago

"Perhaps Anne would like some ice cream and lemonade, Diana."🍋🍨 . My sister and I have long thought that line was so inspiring! My "LM Montgomery story" for #LMMontgomeryMonday started with @sullivanentertainment and @meg_follows - those excellently made films. 🧡 I loved them; I read the books; I read the first one again for a Children's Literature course in college, delighting and highlighting all the way. . And so... I happily continue to view and read. 👒🥕☕🍁 . What your Anne story? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #booksofinstagram #bookstagram #bookstagramer #booksofig #igbooks #annotatedbooks #bookworm #bibliophiles #bookaholic #icecream #lemonade #booksbooksbooks #bookish #anneofgreengables #lmmontgomery #lucymaudmontgomery #princeedwardisland #pei #missshirley #classic #classicnovels #childrensliterature #yabooks #avonlea #classiclitnetwork #classicliterature #kevinsullivan #meganfollows #theclassics

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3 weeks ago

Happy #SherlockSaturday , book lovers! I think that Fall is the best season to read these stories. Agree? Nice crisp breeze...hot beverages... multicolored leaves zipping through the air....🍁☕ . Happy reading! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookaddict #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #frommybookshelf #sherlockholmes #sirarthurconandoyle #saturday #booklovercommunity #bookloversofinstagram #barnesandnobleclassics #mysteries #autumnreads #spookystories #blackandwhite #detectivenovel

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3 weeks ago

🇺🇲 Twelve years old; Tuesday morning; TV on. "You are living history," I heard my mom's voice say as the second plane rocketed into the New York towers. Devastation and fire. . I remember. . The President, down in the thick of the smoke and chaos at Ground Zero, climbed atop some ruble to address the exhausted first responders. As he began speaking someone from the crowd called out, "We can't hear you!" Confidently, encouragingly, he shouted back, "I can hear YOU. The rest of the world hears you." The crowd rallied, and they cheered. . I remember! . In my room, a young girl, I took up my diary and described the day's events - a prayer. And remarkably I became calm, and I recollected that all the tragic happenings were because of sin. They were because of wrong choices... They weren't because of God. But God was WITH us. And like the president, God HEARD us. My twelve year old self clung close to the heavenly Father, from whom all goodness flows. . Yes, I remember. . And I believe. 🇺🇲 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #quotes #quoteoftheday #beautifulquotes #inspirational #911 #september112001 #september11 #neverforget #remember #piecesofchildhood #littlepiecesofchildhood #patriotic #usa #proudamerican #history

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3 weeks ago

🏞️ This is the quote I put on my graduation page, a beautiful little reminder that God's got all things under control, even when it doesn't necessarily look like it to us. 🏞️ Besides, I just love Tennyson.🙂 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #quotes #literaturequotes #quoteoftheday #beautifulquotes #literaturejunkies #bookquotes #tennyson #alfredlordtennyson #idyllsoftheking #thepassingofarthur #arthurianlegend #kingarthur #kingofbritain #camelot #epic

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3 weeks ago

A CHALLENGE! Starting out the #BookishBestFriendsChallenge with these familiar companions of mine. ☺️📚☕ (And apparently I have two pictures because I somehow didn't grab my FAVORITE NOVEL the first time! ...What?? ) During travels, college, on/off stage, bad days, lovely summer days... These classy volumes have gone some places with me. . In the words of Jo March, "Some books are so familiar, reading them is like being home again." . ➡️ I nominate @somelittlegood , @abibliophilesstyle , and @deerstalkerdarling to share their favorites and pass on the #BookishBestFriendsChallenge ! ✨📚✨ I'd love to see your beautiful posts! . . . . . (Also, I think this qualifies for the "comfort reads" prompt by @heart_of_a_bookworm 😊 #thefellowshipofbooks ! So automatic nomination, should you choose to accept it! 😃 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #travelreads #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #mybookfeatures #frommybookshelf #bookchallenge #bookchallenge2020 #lesmiserables #littlewomen #sarahplainandtall #peterpan #paradiselost #lovecomessoftly #louisamayalcott #favoriteclassics #nomination

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3 weeks ago

🌾 This story, simply written and full of beautiful sensory descriptions, has themes which cut right to the heart. Set in the late 19th century, it follows Anna and Caleb, two young children who are grieving the loss of their mama while also looking ahead to the coming of Sarah, the woman who has answered their father's advertisement for a new wife. 🌾 🌻"𝙲𝚊𝚗 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚎𝚖𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚜𝚘𝚗𝚐𝚜? 𝚊𝚜𝚔𝚎𝚍 𝙲𝚊𝚕𝚎𝚋. "𝙼𝚊𝚖𝚊'𝚜 𝚜𝚘𝚗𝚐𝚜?" 𝙸 𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚗𝚎𝚍 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚘𝚠. "𝙽𝚘. 𝙾𝚗𝚕𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚜𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚊𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚏𝚕𝚘𝚠𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚋𝚒𝚛𝚍𝚜. 𝚂𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎𝚜 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚘𝚘𝚗 𝚊𝚝 𝚗𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎." "𝙼𝚊𝚢𝚋𝚎," 𝙲𝚊𝚕𝚎𝚋 𝚜𝚊𝚒𝚍, 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚟𝚘𝚒𝚌𝚎 𝚕𝚘𝚠, "𝚒𝚏 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚎𝚖𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚘𝚗𝚐𝚜, 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝙸 𝚖𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚎𝚖𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝚑𝚎𝚛, 𝚝𝚘𝚘."🌻 🌾 When a yet-unknown woman, Sarah, sends her letter from coastal Maine to say she will come to the dusty Midwest plains to try the mail-order bride arrangement, Anna has one request for her papa's return letter: "'Ask her if she sings,' I said." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #quotes #literaturequotes #quoteoftheday #beautifulquotes #literaturejunkies #bookquotes #sarahplainandtall #patriciamaclachlan #favoritereads #childrensliterature #pioneer #thesoundofmusic #mailorderbride #yabooks #yaliterature

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For "the most aesthetic" prompt for #JaneAwesomeWednesday .🌺📘☕ Featuring: my lovely sister's lamp, a family heirloom teacup, and Great Grandma's antique sewing machine. 😍 Bring me all the elegant things! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #mybookfeatures #janeaustenfan #janeausten #janeaustensworld #janeaustenbooks #teacup #booksandtea #elegant #barnesandnobleleatherboundclassics #prideandprejudice #senseandsensibility #emma #northangerabbey #mansfieldpark #persuasion #ladysusan

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3 weeks ago

☁️ In the last week my family has celebrated several birthdays, grieved the loss of a dear friend, attended a wedding, and rejoiced over a new baby's birth. What a strange list of happens, this mix of affairs we call "life". But it is good. And it is joyous because we are not alone and the great Father above orchestrates all things for GOOD. ☁️ The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord - for each morning He breathes into us LIFE! So, we will find each other again. 🌻🌾☁️ . . Quote from one of my favorite novels of all time. 🙂 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookaddict #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #quotes #literaturequotes #quoteoftheday #beautifulquotes #literaturejunkies #bookquotes #lesmiserables #lesmis #victorhugo #favoriteclassics #timelywords #frenchliterature #life #booksbooksbooks

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"Tolkien and Tea"... ☕🍃What a lovely concept! ☺️ It's just really remarkable how good The Lord of the Rings is and just now much depth Tolkien crafted into its histories. . And what a mind was in that simple and complex gentleman! ... A thousand fantastical thoughts whirling through his mind as he sat sipping his tea and gazing out the window, seeing not the common cobblestone streets of England, but the reverberating, vivid landscapes of Middle Earth. Amazing! . (Also, have you seen this awesome animated movie version from 1978?? 🎥 ) . . Prompt from @literately_speaking for #JRRTolkienTuesday .🍃 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookaddict #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #mybookfeatures #frommybookshelf #TolkienTuesday #fantasyfilms #frostbeardstudio #thelordoftherings #lordoftherings #tolkien #jrrtolkien #animatedfilms #70smovies #frodolives #middleearth

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🍔 Possibly one of the better lines in all of literature. 😄 Happy three-day weekend, everybody! What are your plans? Camping? Relaxing? Reading? Family time? 🍔 It's super important to find time for leisure, because when we have leisure time as well as work time, our minds have the opportunity to grow. To create! It improves everything, really, and unclogs the mental/physical/spiritual/emotional channels. 🙂 🍔 Happy Monday, friends! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookaddict #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #quotes #literaturequotes #quoteoftheday #beautifulquotes #literaturejunkies #bookquotes #theireyeswerewatchinggod #zoranealehurston #labordayweekend #bbq #comefeed

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3 weeks ago

Do you love beautiful book covers? How about gorgeous INSIDE covers? . Today's post is for the Favorite Cover prompt ( #7 ) hosted by @enchanted_bookshelf and @bluefairytales_ . . This inside cover of a fairytale set has long been a favorite of mine... So much so that my awesomely talented sister painted it for me! (Swipe to see! ➡️ ) . Plus, I just really love fairytales.💖✨🧚‍♀️🐲 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookaddict #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #mybookfeatures #frommybookshelf #enchantedbookshelf #bluefairytales_ #fairytales #hanschristianandersen #beautifulcovers #painting #onceuponatime #happilyeverafter #booksandtea #teacup

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🧶Oh that wonderful, finely-invisible thread that Princess Irene receives from her Great, great Grandmother! Her instructions are simple: 'Follow the thread when you are lost, and it will always lead you out of dark places, back into the light.' 🧶 Last year, when my sister was teaching 4th grade literature, she asked the class what the thread represents. After a quiet moment one little boy began to excitedly wave his hand, and almost before he was called on, he shouted, "FAITH! Miss Howard, it's FAITH!" 🧶 From the mouths of babes. 🙂 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookaddict #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #quotes #literaturequotes #quoteoftheday #beautifulquotes #literaturejunkies #bookquotes #georgemacdonald #theprincessandthegoblin #theprincessandcurdie #fairytales #scottishliterature #princess #fairytale #faith

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4 weeks ago

🌤️ For Jews in the ancient world, to be admitted into the Holy of Holies - the most sacred part of the Temple where God dwelt - was out of the question. That was only for the High Priests, for the extremely worthy. Not for sinners. 🌤️ But when the historic Jesus died on the cross and all of humanity in the known world (Jews and Gentiles alike ) begin to wonder, "Is this man truly the Son of God?"... when he died, a storm broke loose and the massive temple curtain ripped in two, no longer separating the Holy of Holies from the common man. Top to bottom. Completely open. 🌤️ And from that point in history onward, the narrative changed: the sacrificial love of Jesus had replaced the ancient practice of animal sacrifice as atonement for sins. The price was paid, the Holy of Holies was opened, anyone could approach God for forgiveness. 🌤️ What a beautiful, world-altering event! ALL are admitted. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookaddict #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #quotes #literaturequotes #quoteoftheday #beautifulquotes #literaturejunkies #bookquotes #elizabethgaskell #northandsouth #periodnovel #holyofholies #history #booksbooksbooks #bookish #readit

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Oct 2019

Just another day in Narnia. . Is there anything more magical than the fantastic wandering across your doorstep on an average day? Here's a tiny glimpse into the beautiful world created by C.S. Lewis for millions of children (and adults ). . Someone took this picture in Cannon Beach, Oregon near @ecolabiblecollege where my best friend and I lived for several months just out of high school. . #traveltuesday . #nofilter #areyougoingtonarnia #takemewithyou #wow #cannonbeach #oregon #fantasy #narnialive @thelogostheatre #thelogostheatre #ocean #nobigdeal #fairytale #narnia #roaroflove #cslewis #douglasgresham #inklings #everydaylife #childrensbooks #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #booksaremytardis #bibliophiles #photography #scribblesbysarah

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Mar 2020

"Oh Thou who art! Ecclesiastes names thee the Almighty; Maccabees names thee Creator; the Epistle to the Ephesians names of thee Liberty; Baruch names thee Immensity; the Psalms name thee Wisdom and Truth; John names thee Light; the Book of Kings names thee Lord; Exodus calls thee Providence; Leviticus, Holiness; Esdras, Justice; creation calls thee God; man names thee Father; but Solomon names thee Compassion, and that is the most beautiful of all thy names." . - the Bishop (Victor Hugo, Les Miserables )

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May 2020

There's just something delightful about a cluttered bookcase! 😊📚📖📘 It's like an I Spy game, full of stories and knickknacks and pretty covers. (I've recently reorganized the books, but it's fun to see them as they were before. And I'm sure that I can't be the only one who has just sat for a few minutes and stared at the rows of novels in their home library! ) . Some of my favorites (if you can spot them ), which are full of goodness and adventure and lessons taught by unlikely characters: - Les Miserables (Hugo ) - Little Women (Alcott ) - The Picture of Dorian Gray (Wilde ) - Jo's Boys (Alcott ) - The Passing of Arthur (Tennyson ) - Paradise Lost (Milton ) . Any to add? 🤓📗

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💮 "Some books are so familiar that reading them is like being home again." 🌸 If a book could be a hug or a friend or a quiet place to think, this book would be it. 💮 I dearly love this novel. #goodbooks #thegoodthetrueandthebeautiful

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2 days ago

Okay... I know it's not #JaneAwesomeWednesday and I know I'm a little behind the times... but I just watched the new 2020 movie of Emma. I had some thoughts - many, but we'll be concise. . 🌷Rumors of 'aesthetically pleasing' were true - loved the pastel colors along with crisp white. 🌷Never wanted to see either Mr. Knightley's butt or Emma's. Definitely not both. 🌷Why was Emma bleeding out during the proposal??? - blood getting all in her teeth and everything... It's like I'm suddenly watching a horror film! 🌷And at the risk of sounding quite snobby, that's about it. . To summarize, I thought of this movie what Mr. Knightley thinks of Harriet Smith: "Pretty, but that is all." 😬 . Whew! I just had to share. . 📖 What were your thoughts? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igbooks #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #bibliophile #bookcollector #bookaholic #bookarrangement #classic #classicliterature #classiclitnetwork #mybookfeatures #frommybookshelf #vintage #booksandflowers #victorian #driedflowers #emma #emmamovie #janeaustenfan #janeausten #janeaustenmovies #misswoodhouse #mrknightley #pastel #emma2020

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Mar 2020

I love this romantic passage from Sir Walter Scott's medieval novel, Ivanhoe. In it, Lady Rowena, the Saxon princess, bestows the tournament-victory crown upon a helmeted knight. Unknown to her (or the rest of the kingdom ), the mysterious knight is none other than her banished love - young, brave, handsome Ivanhoe. Is there anything more thrilling than lovers suddenly recognizing each other, but having to maintain calm secrecy before the court?? 😊 Enjoy! 🔹 🔹 🔹 🔹 🔹 🔹 🔹 🔹 🔹 🔹 🔹 🔹 🔹 🔹 . "When the helmet was removed, the well-formed yet sun-burnt features of a young man of twenty-five were seen, amidst a profusion of short fair hair. His countenance was as pale as death, and marked in one or two places by streaks of blood. . "Rowena had no sooner beheld him than she uttered a faint shriek; but at once summoning up the energy of her disposition, and compelling herself, as it were, to proceed, while her frame yet trembled with the violence of sudden emotion, she placed upon the drooping head of the victor the splendid chaplet which was the destined reward of the day, and pronounced in a clear and distinct tone these words: 'I bestow on thee this chaplet, Sir Knight, as the meed of valor assigned to this day's victor.' Here she paused a moment, and then firmly added, 'And upon brows more worthy could a wreath of chivalry never be placed!' . "The knight stooped his head and kiss the hand of the lovely Sovereign by whom his valor had been rewarded; and then, sinking yet further forward, lay prostrate at her feet." . - Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scott 📖⚔️🌹 . #knightsandladies #oldfashionedromance #classiclitnetwork

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Feb 2020

What did you think of the new Little Women movie? 🎥 Here are my thoughts: . - Firstly, it was the most bizarrely cut screenplay I've ever seen in my life. Little Women on scramble. 😄 - Florence Pugh as Amy... Even with her deep voice, I really liked her. Lots of spirit; contagious energy! - Professor Bhaer tells the March family, "It is hard to lose a sister." We know he does, so that line made me wonder if his loss was passed or foreshadowed. - Laura Dern... at first I didn't recognize Marmee. Later in her conversation with Jo about tempers, THAT was Marmee. ♥️ - Saoirse Ronan as Jo was a great blend of spirit and womanliness. Loved the scene of writing Little Women. - I'm partial to "those brown eyes" of John Brooke's in the book 😊 💌, but still liked James Norton. - Timothée Hal Chalamet was fine as young Laurie, but thought him a bit too immature on the whole. - Loved the scenes which are usually not included from the novel! 📘 - Eliza Scanlen was a lovely Beth. - Chris Cooper was touching as Mr. Lawrence, especially when he can't bring himself to go into Orchard House knowing Beth is gone. 😭 - Emma Watson's not my fav, and Meg is, but I still enjoyed the performance. - I LOVED that the movie ended at Plumfield a few years later with the family and students - everyone happy, the sun shining. I've always wanted to see that on film. The simultaneous action of Jo watching her book's first printing made it seem as though Beth, for whom she wrote Little Women, was also among them. Beautiful. - Meryl Streep. 👌 - Some character development was lacking, maybe due to the insane scene cutting. - Regrettably, the music was not memorable, like Thomas Newman's beautiful 1994 score. - This version wonderfully shows Jo's intense loneliness as she realizes that Meg and Amy are married, Beth is gone, and she, Jo, is left all alone. Stunning performance! . 🚪Over all, although the scenes of Little Women were chopped into tiny pieces and sewed back together like a Frankenstein doll, I thoroughly enjoyed the individual pieces. I even cried! Honestly, I can't wait to see the re-spliced version that (I hope ) some dude puts online. 😉 . What are your thoughts? ❓

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4 weeks ago

Good morning and happy Monday, friends. I've been musing this morning on the comforts found in a good, hot cup of coffee and the company of a good friend. ☕ . I posted a little more about this on my #bookstagram page @classiclitnetwork , but there are three things I find immensely comforting: 1 ) a nice hot cup of delicious coffee, 2 ) a thousand quiet prayers, and 3 ) a beautiful conversation with a beautiful mind. . Godsends, all of them. We are blessed people, you know. A 'community' sort of people. . And how good it is to be together! 💖 #ScribblesBySarah

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Jul 2020

Do not fear the length of winter... Aslan is on the move! ❄️🌷 #RememberTheStorySeries #RememberTheStory #chroniclesofnarnia

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