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janusvielle

The Blair Book Project

Hello! I'm Janus. I am a 3D Graphics Artist by profession, and a proud Book Addict - i mean Enthusiast, and Blogger. I'm very much into Young Adult and Fantasy genre but I open myself to reading other genres from time to time. I run a blog launched as The Blair Book Project on Blogger, where I post entries such as my book reviews and other book related articles. I obviously got the name of this blog for the movie "The Blair Witch Project," why the name you may ask? I have no idea! I just thought it had a good ring to it. Ha! Ha! I post reviews twice a week and I regularly participate in book memes and features that readers and blogger all over the globe share their book interests (i.e. In My Malibox, Top Ten Tuesdays, etc). I have 230 GFC Followers. My blog has over 37,000 pageviews history and have roughly 200 page views per day. I have written over 267 reviews since my span of blogging. I am also an avid Instagram user, with over 350 followers, where I post pictures mostly of books I'm currently reading, books I got for review, galleys, purchased from bookstores, etc. (Statistics as of March 2013). My book reviews are not exactly "reviews" in a sense because I simply just type down what I feel about the book. What I write is solely my opinion and should not be taken as a definite basis of how the book is to be judged entirely. We all have different likes and dislikes so please do understand that although I'm very optimistic about the books I read, there will be negative comments towards those that I don't find suiting for my taste. BLOG URL: http://theblairbookproject.blogspot.com/ GOODREADS ACCOUNT: http://goodreads.com/janusvielle AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/AFAGLA0UYBOMH?ie=UTF8&ref_=ya_56 INSTAGRAM: @janusvielle

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Austenland

Austenland - Shannon Hale Austenland was like an engaging chic flick. It was sweet and simple yet heaved with a surprisingly beautiful ending.I’ve always loved Shannon Hale’s books but I’ve only read them in YA genre so I was curious to see what she can offer for an adult genre. When I read the excerpt of Austenlaand, I was wowed with the idea. Imagine, living in the twenty-first century and yet you get to experience living the life in the 1800s. Even I was eager to be in Jane’s shoes. It’s like stepping into fantasyland for an unusually exciting vacation.I will admit that am unfamiliar with Jane Austen’s books so I couldn’t relate to Jane’s obsession with Mr. Darcy. But I do understand the feeling of ogling over a fictional character. Duh! I do that too! LOL! Anyway, at first I was struggling to understand Jane’s character but as I progressed through the pages, I began to love her character. Her voice was very much engaging and the snippets about her ex-boyfriends were also something that helped me get to know her better. I won’t go into talking about any of the other characters in the story because I know it would strongly spoil the whole surprise of this book so I’ll move on to something else.The progress of the book is a tad slow but I can’t blame Hale for it. I mean staying in an estate at Pembrook Park that caters life during 1816, what else is there to do but drink tea, make calls, and chat with the household and merry gentlemen? But the real deal was getting to know the people in Austenland. Everyone is an actor, even the clients themselves. You get to play a part that you’ve always fantasized to portray. And I got confused one too many times of trying to know who was actually being real. And I like the confusion I felt, it drew me closer to the book and made me eager to know who Jane would actually end up with because although there are strong hints to whom she’d choose, she makes these decisions that catches me by surprise; at first she gives up on guys, then she flings with someone, then she feels falling for this other guy, then she thinks she’ll just enjoy the attention and move on, and here comes the end of her vacation! And still no final statement over what she wants. Just when I thought her decision was a final, Hale surprises me with a very funny, amusing and gushy climax. That gives a very sweet ending to this humble yet invigorating tale.For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com