PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND KITTES: WHY AUSTEN AND CATS?

 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

Film Inspired Travel in England

Great post, makes me want to go on walking literary tours across England. Just loved the 1995 ...more

You've Read All Six Jane Austen Novels, So What Should You Read Next?

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. ...more
These are great. I'd never heard of most of them. A series I'd recommend are the Mr. and Mrs. ...more

Doctors and Jane Austen

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

One true story I perhaps shouldn’t admit...

One true story I perhaps shouldn’t admit:...more
Giggle. Emma! Ha!more

5 Ways to Celebrate 200 Years of 'Pride and Prejudice'

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
Nice post! I'm obviously very late to this discussion, but I'd also add: go do some English ...more

The Jane Austen Driving School

If Jane Austen were alive today, she would add a few more universal truths to the observation she’s known for – you know, the one about a wealthy man being in dire need of a wife. ...more

(BOOK GIVEAWAY) Tell Us What Jane Austen Means to You

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. ...more

Her heroines are inspirational role models. Interesting, intelligent, and creative, they never ...more

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