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Get Your Free Jane Austen eBooks Now (Thanks, Sourcebooks!)

In honor of Jane Austen’s 235th birthday, Sourcebooks, one of my favorite publishers, is offering 16 free eBooks of Jane Austen and Jane Austen inspired novels. I must admit that I’m a glutton and downloaded them all on my Kindle. If you don’t have a Kindle, do not despair.  Sourcebooks has a handy page that […]

#203 ~ A Match for Mary Bennet

A Match for Mary Bennet: Can a serious young lady ever find her way to love? by Eucharista Ward, O.S.F. Elizabeth Bennet Darcy’s younger sister, Mary, is quite a serious girl.  She has seen a younger sister run off with a many who is not her husband and has sworn not to even mention her […]

This Reader’s Dilemma

… and Vacation Update What a whirlwind vacation!  We got to see family and many friends – some of whom  haven’t seen in 15 to 20 years.  It’s hard to believe that I’ve been around long enough to  say that, but it’s true.  I don’t have my pictures downloaded yet, but my best friend Trista […]

When a Book’s Cover Makes Me Ill

I think I have a great sense of humor, but my stomach is kind of weak.  Part of me would really like to sit down and enjoy Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith because the idea of one of Jane Austen’s heroines fighting back against zombies is hilarious.  The problem is, […]

#150 ~ Jane Austin Ruined My Life

Jane Austen Ruined My Life by Beth Pattillo My Review Emma Grant has been offered a mysterious opportunity to travel to England and research a huge lot of letters purportedly written by Jane Austen.  Conventional wisdom holds that Jane’s sister Charlotte destroyed these letters upon Jane’s request.  If these letters prove to be authentic, it […]

#126 ~ Mansfield Park Revisited

Mansfield Park Revisited: A Jane Austen Entertainment by Joan Aiken I first read Mansfield Park in my early 20s.  A co-worker let me borrow her copy.  It was my introduction to Jane Austen and, perhaps as a result, it has always been my favorite Austen novel.  Although I’m not much of one for sequels to […]

#17 ~ Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading

Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in Books by Maureen Corrigan I cannot say enough about this book. Although my posts here will not show it, I am so inspired to keep reading and to develop my skills as a book reviewer. The first section of this book, which deals with female […]