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

Modernizing Austen Themes

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(Crossposted from My Love for Jane Austen)   Jane Austen explored universal themes that still resonate with readers today. As a result, her novels lend themselves to interesting and imaginative modernizations. Sure, Regency England was a lot different, but in … Read More

Romantic Comedy Tropes in Boots & Backpacks

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(Crossposted from Babblings of a Bookworm)   As a pop culture geek, I’m a sucker for tropes. What’s a trope? Well, according to the supreme time-sucking site TV Tropes: Tropes are universal across all media types – mythology, literature, TV, … Read More

Boots & Backpacks Blog Tour Wrap-Up

Today is the last day of the Boots & Backpacks blog tour. I think it went well, but of course, it was my first! Thanks to everyone who participated: bloggers, reviewers, commenters. Special Thanks to Jakki at Leatherbound Reviews for … Read More

The Boots & Backpacks map: the importance of setting in a journey story

Why, yes, I did make a map to show the route Darcy and Elizabeth travel. In a journey story, the setting is particularly important, and when a setting is as well-known as the Appalachian Trail, you had better get your … Read More

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