Delicious Encounters

While prepping food, I enjoy listening to books. My recent choice was Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen and narrated by Juliet Stevenson (you might remember her in her acting role as Mrs. Elton from the movie adaptation, Emma?). It has … Read More

Ranking the kiss scenes of Austen screen adaptations

Yes, I’ve suffered through multiple watchings of kiss clips to bring you this very important list. A few notes: These rankings do not necessarily reflect my opinion on the adaptation itself. They are based on subjective “feels” elicited by JUST the kiss that brings the couple … Read More

Beyond Pride and Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an abundance of Austenesque novels is based on Pride and Prejudice. Bloggers ask authors to write variations on Jane Austen’s other books, but few of us take the plunge. I recently found a … Read More

The 9 Best Jane Austen Quotes About Love

It’s not even February yet but when I walked the aisles of my local market today, there was already an entire area devoted to all things Valentine’s Day. Instead of yelling “too soon!” and throwing a sea of conversation hearts on the … Read More

Modernizing Austen Characters

(Crossposted from Stories from the Past)   I previously wrote about how many of the themes Jane Austen explored in her novels are universal, even 200 years later. Similarly, Austen wrote characters who are still familiar to us today. They … Read More

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