Monthly Archives: December 2014

Book: Compulsively Mr. Darcy by Nina Benneton

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Compulsively Mr. Darcy By Nina Benneton

Totally and surprisingly, enjoyed this really quirky take on

Pride and Prejudice.

Set in modern Vietnam. Elizabeth is a Doctor who specializes in Infectious Diseases. Darcy is a CEO of an International Corporation. Jane is a temporary custodian of an Orphanage, while her Uncle is in the states recovering from a Heart attack. I love how little details and sentences from the original are sprinkled throughout the book. I laughed, and laughed.

Review: A good read, off beat. I wouldn’t recommend it to everyone. Reads a little like a Harlequin. 

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Book a Day – Christmas Challenge 2014!

Just launched! Our ‪#‎SeasonsReadings‬ Book-a-Day challenge on Instagram. Want to get involved? http://po.st/PenguInstagram

Seasson reading book a day

Dec 1: It is universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 

Dec 2: All Wound Up by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Dec 3: The Annotated Emma by Jane Austen

Dec 4: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Dec 5: Carry On, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse

Dec 6: The Bible (or any book that represents your faith view)

Dec 7: A is for Annabelle: A Dolls Aphabet by Tasha Tudor 

Dec 8: The Dresden Files By Jim Butcher (A paranormal PI, excellent series!)

Dec 9: Mr Darcy takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll. A very pleasant surpise.

Dec 10: Micheal Jordan: the Life. A gift for someone special.

Dec 11: Twas the night before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore

Dec 12: Odyessy by Homer (love this epic poem)

Dec 13: Nordic Knitting (I saw it in Soper Creek Yarns window)

Dec 14: The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

Dec 15: The Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart

Dec 16: The Sharpe Series by  Bernard Cornwell

Dec 17: Anything by Lynsay Sands (makes me laugh till I cry!)

Dec 18: Middlemarch by George Eliot

Dec 19: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Dec 20: Bowmanville: A Small town at the edge by William Hunter

Dec 21: The Annotated Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Dec 22: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – The Fezziwigs Party

Dec 23: I bought my husband his first Patrick O’Brien novel. He still reads them over and over.

Dec 24:  Eyewittness to the Peninsular War and the Battle of Waterloo: Letters and Journals of Lieutenant Colonel the Honourable James Stanhope 1803-1825. He was delighted!

Dec 25: Best gift ever “Dinner with Mr. Darcy” by Pen Vogler. From my Brother and his family. I also received “Knit Nordic” by Eline Oftedal. From MiL and BiL. Full of great knitting charts!

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