Archive for 'cool stuff'

“Birds have wings . . .”

I would gladly drink my coffee from this. :)

Photo: mug: "Birds have wings, humans have books," shared via LisaBerne.com

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Creative bookshelves!

My own bookshelves are sadly conventional, but I will always look with deep interest at more innovative ones. Here are a few that recently caught my eye. (Thanks, Bored Panda!)

Any of these get your bookish heart thumping? :)

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“Jane Austen board game”

Would totally play this.

Comic: Jane Austen board game, shared via LisaBerne.com

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Lovely in lilac!

I invite you to feast your eyes on this gorgeous ballgown by Vivienne Westwood circa 2005-06.

Photo: a ballgown by Vivienne Westwood, shared via LisaBerne.com

via @whatgrandmawore on Twitter

And this stunning detail!

Photo: detail: a ballgown by Vivienne Westwood, shared via LisaBerne.com

One more view, this one with a somber background that highlights the gown’s dazzling color, graceful lines, and sense of movement:

Photo: detail: a ballgown by Vivienne Westwood, shared via LisaBerne.com

One could make quite an entrance dressed in this, don’t you think?

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“What is your Jane Austen name?”

I’d be Selina Wentworth of Hartfield. :)

Graphic: "What is your Jane Austen name?" Shared via LisaBerne.com

What’s your Jane Austen name?

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Bookworms!

Having been a bookworm for as long as I can remember, it’s amazing that I didn’t know this fascinating and slightly repulsive factoid.

Photo: bookworm factoid

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Booooks!

Who else wants this fab t-shirt?!?

Photo: "Boooooks!" t-shirt

via @OnFrolic on Twitter

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“Which door will you open?”

Can I only choose just one? Oh, this is hard! For me it’s a toss-up between Wonderland and Middle Earth . . . with Wonderland, a favorite of mine since childhood, in the lead. :)

Graphic: "Which door will you open?"

What about you? Which door will you open?

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“If you love Eloisa James and Tessa Dare . . .”

This is such a fun description of Engaged to the Earl from HarperCollins UK!

Image: cover for Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)If you love Eloisa James and Tessa Dare, you will love Lisa Berne.

Gwendolyn Penhallow is smart, creative, and adventurous — a true Penhallow! She arrives in London for her Season, and quickly finds herself swept off her feet by the handsome Earl of Westenbury. Gorgeous and gallant, she believes she’s fallen head over heels for him. Preparing for her dream marriage, Gwendolyn thinks she is happier beyond her wildest dreams.

But the unexpected arrival of her childhood friend Christopher Beck — unconventional, tough, but tender-hearted — shakes Gwendolyn’s certainty that she’s found her perfect soulmate. At the same time, her cousin Helen seems to like Christopher a bit too much — and Christopher has his own doubts about the rightness of Gwendolyn’s choice, even as he finds that his feelings for her are going beyond just friendship . . .

Engaged to the Earl, the fourth book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, releases in February, in print, ebook, and audio formats. Would you like to preorder? Click here.

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And the winners are . . .

If you’ve been hanging out on Twitter lately, you may have seen the fun tagging game in which people are invited to share the names of their three favorite films — without any explanatory text. I was tagged by fellow author Anna J. Stewart . . . and here are mine. (Keeping in mind there were several other contenders I longed to include!)

Image: Pride and Prejudice 2005

Image: Serenity

Image: The Matrix

What about you? What are your top three movies?

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