350 Followers GIVEAWAY!! YAY

Hey everyone,
First, I would like to thank you all of you for all your support. It has been amazing having you guys here and I truly and deeply appreciate each and every one of you. You guys make my day! Thus I have decided to host a giveaway for you guys to put my appreciation and gratitude into action rather than words. And also since I’m almost approaching the 350 followers mark =].

This post is to give my followers a heads up. However, if you’re not “following” me, please “follow” so you can enter the giveaway.

I will be posting the official rules and all that good stuff later.

❤ you guys


“When he was present she had no eyes for anyone else. Everything he did was right. Everything he said was clever. If their evenings at the Park were concluded with cards, he cheated himself and all the rest of the party to get her a good hand. If dancing formed the amusement of the night, they were partners for half the time; and when obliged to separate for a couple of dances, were careful to stand together, and scarcely spoke a word to anybody else. Such conduct made them, of course, most exceedingly laughed at; but ridicule could not shame, and seemed hardly to provoke them.”
– Sense and Sensibility, Ch. 11

My thoughts on “Sense and Sensibility” by Jane Austin

I finished reading the book yesterday and I must say that it was a pretty good read. I got interested in Jane Austin because so many people have associated her with “romance” and praised her ability to depict emotion so I had to find out for myself what the fuss was all about.
Since this was my first Jane Austin novel, I didn’t know what to expect. The story line was alright but the characterization was fascinating. I especially enjoyed the character and personality of Elinor even though I’m the opposite of her. I liked how she kept calm and cool, the restraint of her manner, and how prudent she was when faced with difficult situation like when Lucy was telling her about her engagement to Edward and or when Willoughby came and revealed his heart to her. I certainly wish and I’m working on having the self-control and logic of Elinor.
What’s interesting though is that the stark contrast between the two sisters: Elinor and Marianne was supposed to represent what the literary scene in Austin’s day. Elinor represents the classic trend of traditions and self-image and Marianne represents the new trend the encouraged expression and indulgence in nature and luxury. In other words, I feel like Marianne’s character should have been more appealing to the reader but I much preferred the depth of Elinor’s character.

Have you ever read “Sense and Sensibility”, if yes then what did you think of it?