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A DARK INHERITANCE 

SPELL ROBBERS

KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES 

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The book that I have read (and re-read) more than any other is Jane Austen’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. I started reading this masterpiece just over two decades ago and have never stopped loving the text.  This book uniquely captures my attention, tempting me away from reading all the other new, shiny books from the library’s “new” bookshelves. Such is my love for this book that I not only revisit Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy’s story in the original form—but I also read all the various (many) retellings that are published. Here’s a list of my five favorite Pride and Prejudice re-makes.

1EPIC FAIL
by Claire LaZebnik
(2011)

This young adult retelling has a flair for drama and wit—just like many high school relationships—fitting for fans of a high school Elizabeth and Darcy.  

2THE MAN WHO LOVED JANE AUSTEN
by Sally Smith O’Rourke
(2006)

One part time-travel, one part contemporary fiction, and one part historical fiction, this story truly questions just who Mr. Darcy could be and what truly is the power known as love. 

3AN ASSEMBLY SUCH AS THIS: A NOVEL OF FITZWILLIAM DARCY, GENTLEMAN
by Pamela Aidan
(2003)

Jane Austen does a fantastic job of letting readers know what is going through Elizabeth Bennet’s head. Aidan takes the events of Austen’s novel and shows what might have happened through Darcy’s perspective.  

4ME AND MR. DARCY: A NOVEL
by Alexandra Potter
(2007)

Since Emily has had it with modern-day romance,  she plans for an Austen-inspired guided tour of Europe to see if she can fall in love with the fictional Mr. Darcy.    

5AUSTENLAND 
by Shannon Hale
(2007)

Thanks to a wealthy relative’s bequeathment, Jane heads off to a regency-inspired home to “pretend” to live her Jane Austen-dream. But is period-life all that it is cracked up to be? 

what to do winter

True confessions of Carla: I hate being cold and winter can be a challenge for me.  I grew up in Utah, so freezing temperatures should be old hat.  But about this time each January, the excitement of Christmas is fading and our “Winter Wonderland” makes me wonder why I live here.   

However, a couple years ago, a friend of mine encouraged me to take up skiing and since then I actually look forward to that first snowstorm and obsessively check the new snow accumulation at Utah ski resorts.  (Side confession: That friend was a cute boy and I wanted him to fall in love me…fortunately, I surprised myself and truly love skiing and he did in fact fall in love with me! So…big win/win!!)  

The moral of this story is that winter becomes a whole lot more enjoyable if you take advantage of the great outdoor activities we have access to during those cold winter months.  So, where to start?  The Provo City Library has created a great list of winter activities and events just for you!  

On our What To Do In the Winter page, after scrolling past all the amazing Christmas activities that you should really check out next year, you will find a whole list of ways and places to have fun in the snow and cold.  You'll find information about: 

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Sleigh rides
  • Sled dog rides
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tubing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Ice skating
  • Hockey  

Don’t get cabin fever this year!  Get out and take advantage of the greatest snow on earth!

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