The Perils of Sensibility

Fifth in the series We Want More Austen! about the less-known works of Jane Austen. Jane Austen’s earliest passion was for satire. By the age of eleven she was already fixing the absurd conventions of sentimental novels with her critical … Read More

The Party Ends with a Splash! #ItsJaneYall

The road trip is over and my “day job” as adorer of two kitties has resumed. I am reminded in bossy purring meows that both deserve extra attention, and I’m rewarded with relentless purring that will extend until the wee … Read More

Run Mad as Often as You Choose!

Fourth in the series We Want More Austen! about the less-known works of Jane Austen. Jane Austen was annoyingly precocious. By the age of eleven she was penning comic stories for family members, and by age fourteen she was writing … Read More

Austen + The Onion round-up and wrap-up

This meme has been really fun, and it has certainly brought me attention! I have new projects to focus on, but I thought one masterpost for Austen + The Onion would be helpful. Without further ado! The posts, and a few of … Read More

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

Deceit! Perfidy! Intrigue!

No. 3 in the series We Want More Austen!: Lady Susan Imagine a Jane Austen heroine who is not a young virgin, but rather a recent widow in her thirties, in the midst of an affair with a married man. … Read More

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