My idea behind this was a collection of items a Georgian lady might be given by her lover/sweetheart. So I created this keepsake envelope collection that can be used as a reading journal and included Persuasion by Jane Austen because of the letter near the end of the book. Any book where the characters exchange gifts or letters would work though.
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“I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes? I had not waited even these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others. Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating, in F.W… I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father’s house this evening or never.”– Persuasion by Jane Austen
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To be fair, this is more of a Might Be Read list cause I am terrible at sticking to TBR’s. Hopefully, you’ll get some ideas for what to read for the readathon but if you don’t I have a Goodreads shelf with loads more recommendations. As always, there’s no pressure to complete the challenges. You… Read More The Irish Readathon TBR & Recommendations
My idea behind this was a collection of items a Georgian lady might be given by her lover/sweetheart. So I created this keepsake envelope collection that can be used as a reading journal and included Persuasion by Jane Austen because of the letter near the end of the book. Any book where the characters exchange… Read More Persuasion by Jane Austen Valentine's Keepsake Journal
The Irish Readathon is taking place again this year for the month of March. It’s hosted by myself, Aoife from Fred Weasley Died Laughing and Leanne Rose. We have set 5 challenges but there’s no pressure to do these. You really only need to read one book to participate. We’re fairly relaxed about the whole… Read More The Irish Readathon 2020 Announcement
I’m sure I will!! Thanks again!!
haha thank you!! I hope you enjoy some of the new books you’ve found 🙂
Love your posts!! Loving discovering new-to-me Irish authors!! Thank you for taking the time to do this!! If you wonder…
I’ll check it out. 👍
Yep, I have a video on how to make them on my YouTube.