My name is Ardis and I am an avid reader and budding writer. I want to share my love of books with others. I work with kids and am interested in finding and creating books that will ignite the reader in everyone. Contact me at: ardis.atkins@gmail.com

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Feature & Follow Friday

Happy Friday everyone!  It will be a busy weekend, but I will still be checking out new blogs on Feature & Follow Friday!  I am finding so many new blogs to follow and are making new friends, too.  Getting to interact with bloggers and seeing how others have designed their blogs is one of the joys of this hobby.  I will try to follow as many of the blogs on the master list as I can and hope that some of them will follow me back!  This is hosted by Alison of Alison can read and Parajunkee Go to both of their sites and check them out!

Here is an explanation from Alison Can Read:

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

What sets this Hop apart from others, is our Feature. Each week we will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Who is our Feature today? Find out below. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow our Features and ayou must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy. How do you follow someone? Well, if you have a preference, state it in your #FF post. A lot of blogs are transitioning to Wordpress in which they do not have the luxury of GFC, so an RSS subscription is appreciated or if you choose an email subscription. If you don't have GFC please state in your post how you would like to be followed.

It seems as though the feature of the week hasn't been updated yet.  I will post an update when they post this week's feature!  

Question of the Week: What are your favorite books that have been made into a movie? - Suggested byGirl of 1000 Wonders.

My Answer is going to be a popular one:  I loved the 2005 version of Pride & Prejudice.  If you had asked me prior to it's release, I would have answered that my favorite was the mini-series of P & P that has Colin Firth and was on the A & E network in the 1990's.  But looking back, that version is stifled and somewhat boring.  The 2005 movie (starring Kiera Knightley, and Matthew Macfadyen) is so perfect from it's casting, to the set design, to the subtle ways director Joe Wright shows the Bennet family's closeness.  It all adds up to such a satisfying experience. 

Brenda Blethyn is particularly wonderful as the mother.  She showed new depths to that character.   It is clear from her performance that while she is an obnoxious, hysterical embarrassment to her daughters, she is also worried sick about her children's future.  In a world where females couldn't inherit from their fathers, the mom was terrified that the girls would be left destitute in the future if they didn't find husbands.  I loved that the movie found that insight, instead of resorting to the popular interpretation of the stereotypical bossy mother.  

What about you?  Please leave a comment below. I would love to hear your answer.  If you a new follower, let me know in the comments so I can follow you back!

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  1. How wonderful you describe the movie form 2005,I watch it and I completely agree with you :)
    Old follower:

    1. Hi Silvy! I just checked out your blog and it is lovely! I followed back with an email subscription. Have a great weekend.

  2. Never actually saw this one or read the book. Though I do hear a lot of good things about it. Just never really fit into my genre of things I guess! Great pick!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. I just LOVE Jane Austin (along with YA fantasy, historical fiction, romantic fantasy, science fiction etc, etc,) like a wide range of genres. But there are many great modern-day versions of Jane Austin novels like Clueless (based on Emma). Have a great weekend.

  3. One of my favorites as well! I keep it on my DVR for when I need to watch it. My other favorite book to movie is The Color Purple. I cry every time.

    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. If you have a blog, let me know so I can check it out. Amazingly, I have not seen the Color Purple. I really need to do so! Have a happy Halloween!

  4. Hopping through. I really love that movie. I had seen something Matthew MacFadyen had been in before, so I really liked him. I think he's very good looking.
    My FF

    1. Hi Alison, I really like your Japanese themed blog! I used to live in Japan, so when I saw your blog, I felt very happy! So many people love the 2005 version of P & P, we should do a Twitter watch-along! Have a great weekend!

  5. I much preferred the 2005 version too, glad I'm not the only one!

    1. The T.V. version was my Mom's favorite, but I like the energy of the 2005 movie. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

  6. Great choice!
    New follower via GFC and Bloglovin :)
    Here is our FF!

    1. Thanks for following me! I followed you back via Bloglovin. Have a great weekend!

  7. Thanks for following me! I followed you back via Bloglovin. Have a great weekend.

  8. Everybody says Pride & Prejudice is Austen's best book, but I still haven't finished it yet!

    I'm following through GFC. Thanks for stopping by!

    Musings of the Bookaholic Fairies

    1. I think you have to like the genre or you may find it boring. I love it, but I also love fantasy, YA books, etc. I have wide-ranging tastes. Thanks for stopping by my blog.


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