Despite the pictures being of Pip and Estella from the 2011 adaptation of Great Expectations, I felt that rather than simply have my blog title, I wanted to use the whole quote from Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey:
"But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way."I suppose my use of that quote makes me seem quite...I don't know what phrase to use but I imagine if my brother were to find that this quote was my favourite he would proclaim that I was 'such a girl'. But I can assure you I don't flit or flounce around weighing up every man I see as a potential husband/hero. Neither do I sit at home raising a fist to the sky crying 'When will that something happen to throw a hero in my way!' I just like that quote for the simple reason that I love Austen's sense of humour and I just find it to be oddly reassuring. And so what better reason to have the whole quote across the banner.
Also in changing everything around I decided to add some new blog buttons, the older ones didn't seem to fit with the updated look.
Bright Star (2009): John Keats & Fanny Brawne
Great Expectations (2011): Pip & Estella
I hope you all like the changes as much as I do and I pray that you all have a wonderful upcoming week, especially as we move into celebrating Easter.
Much love from you friend,
ps. I am finally getting around to writing some reviews so you will see some soon :)