I have no idea why or how I came up with idea of Pride and Prejudice and Kitties – a thoroughly ridiculous idea at best! But then, Jane herself has an appreciation of the ridiculous. And I like having fantasies about my cat’s pursuits and preoccupations. Isn’t that what cat-lovers do, have fantasies about their cats? Dog-lovers don’t have fantasies because dogs act out everything and leave no room for ...more
Salutations, Bookworms! Let’s talk about Jane Austen. I love her to pieces, but she only wrote six novels and a handful of short stories. Six novels! What is one to do once one has finished ALL THE AUSTEN? I have good news for you, my fellow Austen-ites. There are a lot of other Austen nerds. Austen nerds who have written Austen-inspired books. I made a list for you. You can thank me later.
The daytime soap opera 'Doctors' recently spent a whole week of episodes based on the works of Jane Austen, using a patient with selective mutism who lives in her own fantasy world as Lizzie Bennet of Pride and Prejudice fame for the Monday and Tuesday instalments, titled 'Austenland', with other books such as Northanger Abbey and Emma dealt with later in the week. Lizzie (and Emma, the two characters seem to be merged) are played straight which makes a strange disconnect with the usual hospital shenanigans....more
Two hundred years ago on January 28, 1813, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was published. Generations have read it and fallen in love with it just as Elizabeth and Darcy fell in love with each other. Here are five ways you can celebrate the anniversary of this classic story. ...more
In addition to William Deresiewicz's book, reviewers for BlogHer Book Club's A Jane Austen Education review campaign also received a gorgeous Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of, Jane Austen: The Complete Novels. Yes, you read that right -- all of Austen's novels in one beautiful book. Doesn't it make your Janeite heart go all aflutter? And now you can win the same thing! Both books.