Tag Archives: Jane Austen

Top Five Books to Leave off Your Summer Reading List – you’ll be glad you did!

Summer reading is some of the best reading. Choose wisely and – whatever you do! – make sure you don’t read these books: Pride and Prejudicial Error: In this sequel to Pride and Prejudice, Lizzie Bennet’s adventures continue after her … Continue reading

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Why Your Story Matters to Jesus

[From the archives.] We Need Stories I’m a Jane Austen fan. Her novels, her short stories, her letters. I’m a fan of adaptations too, whether taken directly from her work (Emma Thompson rocked the script for Sense and Sensibility and won … Continue reading

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When Pop Stars Do Right – a lesson in P!nk

What is right to be done cannot be done too soon. Jane Austen, Emma (vol. II, ch. 4) *** Here’s how that looks in action. Pink was in concert and stopped in the middle of a song to comfort a little … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: It’s Not For Ladies

[Today is International Women’s Day, which brought this post from the archives to mind.] *** Being a Jane Austen Lady There is something compelling about Jane Austen’s writing, the way she can depict all of life in the doings of … Continue reading

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Fierce Coffee Mugging

I have a new favorite coffee mug: If you want to learn about the mug’s logo, you can read: The Fierce Convictions of Hannah More – a review of Karen Swallow Prior’s biography of a poet, reformer and abolitionist. And for … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Novels and Hannah More’s Life – intersecting planes

Jane Austen and Hannah More were contemporaries in the late 1700s and early 1800s (even though More was born long before Austen and lived well after Austen’s death). Austen is known for her novels, and while she did not invent … Continue reading

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Odd Man Out: why a man reads women’s blogs

[From the archives, originally a guest post for Anne Bogel, aka Modern Mrs. Darcy, who invited me to write about my tendency to read and comment at blogs written by women. As tempted as I was to reply “Hey someone’s … Continue reading

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The Incompatibility of Anger and Wisdom

Angry people are not always wise. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice *** [My thanks to Ellen Mandeville for recently reminding me of this passage from P&P.]

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One Thing I Like About Jane Austen: She Knows Me So Well!

When Jane Austen introduced John Knightley, brother in law of the heroine and younger brother of the hero, she might as well have been drawing a word portrait of me. Mr. John Knightley was a … gentleman-like, and very clever … Continue reading

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Wednesday Fun – Jane Austen goes to Hollywood … and Bollywood!

Jane Austen was recently seen poolside at a posh Hollywood hotel. She has also been busy overseeing the many film adaptations of her classic novels, including Bollywood themed Bride and Prejudice:

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