only jane austen


There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time.


I succumbed to a beautiful edition of Mansfield Park today. I’ve never been someone who is particularly seduced by beautiful books - the consequences of growing up in an area with excellent public libraries. I have always valued books for their content in a very utilitarian way. But this is both beautiful and contains some really fascinating extras. I couldn’t help it. And I think I am starting to really appreciate the appeal of a book as a beautiful object whose beauty enhances the experience of reading it.


He looks at me like he’s the spoon and I’m the dish of ice cream.

I am the happiest creature in the world. Perhaps other people have said so before, but not one with such justice. I am happier even than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh.
—  Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

HappyBibliosaurus’ May Book Photo Challenge

Day 28 - Book Haul

It’s not a huge book haul, but these were all delivered in the last couple of weeks! I’ve read two already, but I’m saving the other two for when I’ve caught up on the stuff that’s been on my TBR for ages.