Archive for 'fun'

Bookish underwear!

The Ripped Bodice shared this on their Twitter page, and I had to share, too. Available via Target!

Photo: bookish underwear at Target via the Ripped Bodice

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“The Book Fair”

Ooh, I’d love to meander around here. (Although I’d avoid the “Dunk the author” part!)

Comic: "The Book Fair" by Grant Snider

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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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KissCon Chicago 2020!

I’ll be there, along with a dazzling lineup of fellow Avon authors including Julia Quinn, Sonali Dev, Eloisa James, Beverly Jenkins, Cathy Maxwell, Jeaniene Frost, Lorraine Heath, Lisa Kleypas, Tracey Livesay, Sarah Maclean, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Joanna Shupe, and Mia Sosa. It’s gonna be FUN!

Graphic: Avon KissCon Chicago 2020

Tickets are going fast! Want to get yours, or to learn more about the event? Click here. I’d love to see you!

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Bookish punning!

Or . . . punningly bookish. I’m not going to admit just how much time I spent poring over this fabulous image (and chuckling to myself), but . . . Isn’t it delightful??

Artwork: bookish punning by Jelly Armchair

Artwork by Jelly Armchair. Via Helen Warlow on Twitter

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Monday giveaway!

Mondays can be tough, so I thought a giveaway would be fun! What book would you like to win? Let me know on my Facebook page, and on Friday I’ll choose two winners via!

Graphic: "Giveaway! What do you want to win?" via Lisa Berne

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Further Austenian fun . . .

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that when you write a blog post musing about the best Mr. Darcy in film, you must also write a post about the best Elizabeth Bennet!

The contenders (in chronological order):

Greer Garson, in the 1940 film version of Pride and Prejudice . . .

Elizabeth Garvie, in the 1980 BBC production . . .

. . . Jennifer Ehle, in the groundbreaking 1995 A&E miniseries . . .

. . . Keira Knightley, in the 2005 film . . .

. . . and finally, Anna Maxwell Martin, in the 2013 production of Death Comes to Pemberley . . .

While I think all these actresses did a fantastic job in their respective productions (even the ghastly 1940 film), for me it’s a tossup between Keira Knightley and Anna Maxwell Martin. Knightley seems about the right age for Lizzie, and really captures her liveliness and charm, her strong sense of self, her impulsivity. And Martin shines with intelligence, kindness, and strength of character — qualities I would completely associate with a somewhat older Lizzie.

Who’s your favorite Elizabeth Bennet?

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Except . . .

Sylvia Day posted this intriguing prompt on Twitter, and what fun to read what people had to say!

Graphic: "Everything in moderation"

So I’m sharing it here and on my Facebook page. Let me know what you think!

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Bookish holiday question!

Now here’s an intriguing question, which I’ve just shared with my Facebook community. So . . . who would you bring?

Graphic: Which book character would you take as your plus-one to a holiday party? Via Goodreads




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Giveaway congrats!

I’ve just emailed the winners of my newsletter giveaway (which is always so much fun to do) — they’ll each be receiving a copy of my most recent release, The Bride Takes a Groom. Many thanks to all who participated!

Graphic: The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne - giveaway congrats

If you haven’t yet subscribed to my newsletter, would you like to? You’ll be automatically entered in all my giveaways, plus you’ll receive my latest news, book recommendations, exclusive excerpts, and more. 

There’s an easy-peasy signup form on my website, as well as on my Facebook page.

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