Top 10 Movies (Based on Books) for a Girls' Night In

thejourneysofjohnandjulia:

It’s Friday night, and you and your besties are ready for the ultimate sleepover! Take a break from reading, and check out one of our top 10 picks for a sleepover movie marathon! Happy Girls’ Night in ;)

Clueless

Awesome retro 1990s style - check. Paul Rudd as a teenager - check. Oh, and did we mention this is a modern telling of Jane Austen’s Emma? Perfect excuse for our Austen addicts reread their faves!
Freaky Friday

If you don’t always get along with your mother, imagine switching bodies with her for the day! We love Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan in this take of Mary Rodger’s best selling book, Freaky Friday.

Princess Bride 

Where do we even begin with this one? If you haven’t heard the infamous words of Inigo Montoya, “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die” Well, then you haven’t lived. Go watch this now. (P.S. It’s agreat book, too, if you want to read before you watch.)
The Secret Garden :
OMG - can’t get enough of this one: it’s such a great book, and the movie is almost as good!
The Chronicals of Narnia 
Bet you were wondering when you’d see this one on the list, huh? Put your hands off (okay - just give us a reblog) if you’ve read the books and seen the movies! Awlan is on the move.
The Hunger Games
Because we all love Katniss Everdeen! Viva la MockingJay :)

Very inspiring video of a two-legged boxer running and playing on the beach.

http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=iNjdMG4vzLU&u=/watch?v=RoJTbfnCVkA&feature=share

It’s Friday. Time to snuggle up with a pair of baby seals.

thejourneysofjohnandjulia:

Pretty Little Liars Star Janel Parrish to voice audiobook version of “The Journeys of John and Julia”

Calling all little liars! We’ve got a treat for you: our upcoming audiobook version of The Journeys of John and Julia: Genesis (Book 1) will be narrated by actress Janel Parrish. We’re thrilled to be working with Janel, and we hope you’ll go get the whole scoop over at PopSugar!

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Another reason to love pugs.

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Another reason to love pugs.

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Scenes had passed in Uppercross which made it precious. It stood the record of many sensations of pain, once severe, but now softened; and of some instances of relenting feeling, some breathings of friendship and reconciliation, which could never be looked for again, and which could never cease to be dear. She left it all behind her, all but the recollection that such things had been.

Persuasion by Jane Austen
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The Austen Heroines 

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My courage always rises with every attempt to intimidate me.

Elizabeth Bennet, in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Read the entire book here.
thejourneysofjohnandjulia:

How to Handle Online Drama
So your parents call it “bullying,” but to you it’s more like drama. Honestly, it’s hard for adults to understand: when they were in school, a bad day ended when the bell rang at 3:30. They just don’t get that drama in the average teen’s life can be a 24/7 nightmare.
They also don’t get that a “bully” isn’t this big, strong enemy out to get you. Sometimes it’s your friend. Sometimes it’s a frenemy. Sometimes it’s your mom’s best friend’s kid. Whoever your “bully” is, they just cross the line every now and then in a way that hurts you. Here are our tips for handling that social haterade.
1. Know it’s not your fault:
Obvi, right? But seriously…it is not your fault. You are not defective. You are not a loser. You do not deserve to be bullied or put down. Knowing you are in the right will help you have the courage to take action.
2. Don’t Respond:
If someone is trying to create drama online, they want to see you upset. Don’t give them the pleasure! 
Step away from the screen, if that’s what it takes. (You need a break from the interwebz anyway). When emotions are high, you might respond with something you regret, and then you look like the bully. 
3. Tell them to Stop:
So this may seem to contradict the last piece of advice, but hear us out: sometimes it’s one of your closest friends who is at fault. Friends make mistakes, and you just need to say “Hey, what’s up with that? Aren’t we friends?” A true friend will apologize…or at least stop.
If they don’t stop, maybe they aren’t the friend you thought they were.
4. Save the Evidence:
It’s tempting to delete a mean message or incriminating photo, but don’t click that button just yet. Save the messages to share with someone who can help…in case things escalate. 
5. Reach Out:
Find an adult who can help you: a teacher, parent, or family member. If you have a bully who physically threatens you with violence, get help immediately.
6. Block:
Most sites have tools for blocking and reporting bullies or offensive material. Do yourself a favor and use them. 
7. Protect:
Don’t let people know your account information, not even your best friend. What might seem like a funny prank could turn into a huge nightmare. It’s much safer if you just keep your passwords to yourself.
Learn more about cyber bullying at http://www.stopbullying.gov/
Follow Julia Livingston’s board And Everything Nice on Pinterest.

thejourneysofjohnandjulia:

How to Handle Online Drama

So your parents call it “bullying,” but to you it’s more like drama. Honestly, it’s hard for adults to understand: when they were in school, a bad day ended when the bell rang at 3:30. They just don’t get that drama in the average teen’s life can be a 24/7 nightmare.

They also don’t get that a “bully” isn’t this big, strong enemy out to get you. Sometimes it’s your friend. Sometimes it’s a frenemy. Sometimes it’s your mom’s best friend’s kid. Whoever your “bully” is, they just cross the line every now and then in a way that hurts you. Here are our tips for handling that social haterade.

1. Know it’s not your fault:

Obvi, right? But seriously…it is not your fault. You are not defective. You are not a loser. You do not deserve to be bullied or put down. Knowing you are in the right will help you have the courage to take action.

2. Don’t Respond:

If someone is trying to create drama online, they want to see you upset. Don’t give them the pleasure! 

Step away from the screen, if that’s what it takes. (You need a break from the interwebz anyway). When emotions are high, you might respond with something you regret, and then you look like the bully. 

3. Tell them to Stop:

So this may seem to contradict the last piece of advice, but hear us out: sometimes it’s one of your closest friends who is at fault. Friends make mistakes, and you just need to say “Hey, what’s up with that? Aren’t we friends?” A true friend will apologize…or at least stop.

If they don’t stop, maybe they aren’t the friend you thought they were.

4. Save the Evidence:

It’s tempting to delete a mean message or incriminating photo, but don’t click that button just yet. Save the messages to share with someone who can help…in case things escalate.

5. Reach Out:

Find an adult who can help you: a teacher, parent, or family member. If you have a bully who physically threatens you with violence, get help immediately.

6. Block:

Most sites have tools for blocking and reporting bullies or offensive material. Do yourself a favor and use them.

7. Protect:

Don’t let people know your account information, not even your best friend. What might seem like a funny prank could turn into a huge nightmare. It’s much safer if you just keep your passwords to yourself.

Learn more about cyber bullying at http://www.stopbullying.gov/

Follow Julia Livingston’s board And Everything Nice on Pinterest.

robofalconry:

I’ll take this…

How cute is this? Let me just casually take your plate of food, said the cat.

robofalconry:

I’ll take this…

How cute is this? Let me just casually take your plate of food, said the cat.

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thejourneysofjohnandjulia:

"The forest can be very magical and mysterious…You’ll have you experience it for yourself." - Elizabeth Livingston, The Journeys of John and Julia

The Journeys of John and Julia is one of my most favorite books.

thejourneysofjohnandjulia:

"The forest can be very magical and mysterious…You’ll have you experience it for yourself." - Elizabeth Livingston, The Journeys of John and Julia

The Journeys of John and Julia is one of my most favorite books.

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I want to kiss this dog. So cute.

I want to kiss this dog. So cute.

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alwaysthefirstsight asked: hello,Laurie!a malaysian chinese reader of yours from south-east asia!!:) love rude awakenings!!:)hope you had a nice day:)

Hi to you! Happy you enjoyed it!

More reasons to be an Austen Addict.

More reasons to be an Austen Addict.

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