It must have been an awful time to be a woman - knowing that you were totally economically dependent on men. 
hannahrd15: My friend tried to tell me that Pride and Prejudice was a bad movie and that it’s generic. I have NEVER WANTED TO PUNCH SOMEONE SO HARD   IN MY LIFE

hannahrd15:

My friend tried to tell me that Pride and Prejudice was a bad movie and that it’s generic.

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I

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have NEVER

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WANTED TO PUNCH SOMEONE

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SO HARD

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IN MY LIFE

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Sharing books:
My godsister and I used to “exchange” books when we were younger.  After over a decade of not seeing each other, I had some special ones for her:
-Hans Christian Andersens Fairy Tales (they were more for her kids, though)
-Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
-Karen Blixen’s Out of Africa (I found an edition published in 1954!) and
-Kathryn Stocket’s The Help 
I love Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy, but Matthew encompasses “heartbreak in rejection” in this scene.  Those eyes… 
This was one time when I thought, “Damn it,Lizzy”  AND I’ve read the book so many times, mind you.
Nailed it.
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”