Tag Archives: Jane Austen

Check this out… Jane Austen Zingers

Jane Austen Zingers: The 15 Best Disses and One-Liners from “Pride and Prejudice” via Flavorwire

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Emma Wordle

The 20 most common nouns in Emma by Jane Austen.

Word cloud for Emma by Jane Austen

 

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Book Review – Interference

Interference book coverInterference by Kay Honeyman

Kate Hamilton likes to “interfere” and it mostly gets her in trouble. When her Congressman father decides to run in a special election in his hometown in West Texas, Kate finds herself out of her usual Washington D.C. element and thrust into a world where football is king. As things get off to a rocky start, Kate keeps running into an irritating boy, Hunter, every time she screws up. Can she finally use her good intentions and machinations to help make this new place home? Kay Honeyman takes¬†a somewhat bland YA retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma and saves it through her characters. Kate, like Emma, tends to annoy me as a reader as she continually messes with the lives of the good people around her but Kate seems to have better motivations for her interference. And of course, it is Hunter that draws all the attention just as Mr. Knightly is the perfect gentleman. I enjoyed this retelling by the end but it lacked imagination in spinning the West Texas, football, political campaign, and high school dramatics all together in a cohesive story.

Check this out… Jane Austen’s Novels Ranked

Jane Austen’s Novels Ranked via Publisher’s Weekly

In honor of Jane Austen’s birthday, later this week (Dec. 16th), here is a ranking of her novels. Do you agree?

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Persuasion Wordle

The 20 most common nouns in Persuasion by Jane Austen

Persuasion word cloud

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Bookish Gifts

Last chance for some bookish gift ideas for Christmas!

1. Jane Austen Mug

Jane Austen Mug

2. Book Bracelet

Book Bracelet

3. High Shelf Esteem Sweatshirt

High Shelf Esteem Sweatshirt

4. Mischief Managed Toms

Mischief Managed Toms

5. Let’s Read Art Print

Let's Read Art Print

6. Book Love Throw Pillow

Book Love Throw Pillow

7. Never Judge Metal Bookmark

Metal Bookmark

8. Hobbit Hole Best Friends Lockets

Hobbit Hole Best Friend Lockets

9. Personalized Wire Bookmark

Personalized Wire Bookmark

10. Reading Kitty Necklace

Reading Kitty Necklace

 

Check this out… 10 Things You May Not Know About “Pride and Prejudice”

10 Things You May Not Know About ‘Pride and Prejudice’ via Mental Floss

In honor of Jane Austen’s birthday on December 16th.

Pride and Prejudice book cover

Bookish Gifts

1. Personal Library Kit

Personal Library Kit

2. Christmas Carol Snowflake Necklace

Christmas Carol Snowflake Necklace

3. Book on Book

Book on Book

4. Devout Janeite Shirt

Devout Janeite Shirt

5. Vintage Book Jewelry Box

Vintage Book Jewelry Box

6. AT-AT Book Ends

AT-AT Book Ends

7. Hogwarts House Adult Onesie

Hogwarts House Adult Onesie

8. Banned Books Buttons

Banned Books Buttons

9. Book Page Wrapped Pencils

Book Page Wrapped Pencils

10. Vintage Bookplate Stickers

Vintage Bookplate Stickers

 

15 Literary Heroines That I Wish Were Real

Sadly, this list was harder to compile than the male counterpart. Not in any particular order.
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15 Literary Heroines (from books I’ve read) That I Wish Were Real
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 1. Elizabeth Bennet
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde 2. Thursday Next
Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling 3. Hermione Granger
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis 4. Lucy Pevensie
Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 5. Leslie Burke
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Kristy's Great Idea by Ann M. Martin 6. Kristy Thomas
The Babysitters’ Club series by Ann M. Martin
A Rather Lovely Inheritance by C.A. Belmond 7. Penny Nichols
Rather series by C.A. Belmond
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell 8. Cather Avery
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares 9. Tibby Rollins
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares
The Thousand Dollar Tan Line 10. Veronica Mars
The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham
Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle 11. Brooklyn Wainwright
Bibliophile Mystery series by Kate Carlisle
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling 12. Luna Lovegood
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Persuasion by Jane Austen 13. Anne Elliot
Persuasion by Jane Austen
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith 14. Cassandra Mortmain
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams 15. Trillian aka Tricia McMillan
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy¬†by Douglas Adams

15 Literary Guys That I Wish Were Real

Not in any particular order.
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15 Literary Guys (from books I’ve read) That I Wish Were Real
Persuasion by Jane Austen 1. Captain Frederick Wentworth
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle 2. Derek Stone
Bibliophile Mystery Series by Kate Carlisle
The Mysterious Affair at Styles 3. Hercule Poirot
Poirot Mysteries by Agatha Christie
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins 4.¬†√Čtienne St. Clair
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Vision in White by Nora Roberts 5. Carter Maguire
Vision in White by Nora Roberts
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 6. Augustus Waters
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan 7. Percy Jackson
Percy Jackson & the Olympians series &
The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 8. Sirius Black
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman 9. Will Parry
His Dark Material series by Philip Pullman
The Start of Me and You 10. Max Watson
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
A Rather Lovely Inheritance by C.A. Belmond 11. Jeremy Laidley
Rather series by C.A. Belmond
Emma by Jane Austen 12. George Knightley
Emma by Jane Austen
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 13. Dickon Sowerby
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle by Hugh Lofting 14. Dr. John Dolittle
The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
Stardust by Neil Gaiman 15. Tristran Thorn
Stardust by Neil Gaiman