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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Swoon Thursday

Swoon Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by  YA Bound

It has been a very long time since I have had something to swoon about, mostly because I haven't been able to get any reading done. That all changed the moment I opened a box from the mailman and found a shiny new copy of the movie Austenland, book written by Shannon Hale. I couldn't watch the movie fast enough and then I became obsessed with the story. A woman possessed, if you will. I had to buy the book, which I devoured, and I bought the sequel.

The story resonated with me. And while I am not going to run off to England and join the Jane Austen Reality TV show, I understood what some of the characters were feeling.

In the words of Mr. Nobley, "The truth is, I enjoyed stepping into history. The idea of a simpler world where love is straightforward and lasting."

This week's swoon is from the movie version and if there is ever a guy who can give Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy a run for the money, I believe JJ Feild could as Mr. Nobley.

The night of the ball you said you wanted something real. I'd like to believe I am real. Is it possible that someone like me can make you happy? Will you let me try?

See, people don't do this. This is my fantasy.

Have you ever stopped to consider that you have this all backward? Jane, you are my fantasy.

On a personal note, this evening, my hubby told me that at night he has difficulty sleeping and thoughts just keep racing through his head keeping him awake. He told me that last night he had one thought racing through his head, that out of all the people in the world he was lucky enough to find the one person that makes him the happiest. So, you see while he might not be wearing a flowing white shirt and effecting a British accent, I have still somehow managed to find my Mr. Nobley. He doesn't often say things to make me swoon, but he certainly has a way with words.

Here's to each their Mr. Nobley, or if preferred, Mr. Darcy!


  1. Whoa! Swooning over your hubby's comments. He's definitley a keeper!

    1. Yes. He can certainly turn a phrase. Now he's back in school for his masters in history. So, we'll be Tammy and the Professor. How awesome is that?!!