Category Archives: Jane Austen

Rewriting Northanger Abbey

Rewriting Northanger Abbey

Catherine Morland is a character like few others. First, she is the reaction of Jane Austen. That alone makes her special. However, she is also the first protagonist of the Jane Austen classics. Let’s face it. If you are reading this, you are a romantic. And if you are a romantic, you love the idea… more goodness …

Read Along Wednesday: Lady Susan Letters 15 – 18

Read Along Wednesday: Lady Susan Letters 15 – 18

Welcome to Read Along Wednesday! I hope you enjoyed last week’s installment, and especially the letters exchanged between father and son. What an admirable patriarch Sir Reginald de Courcy is! Firm but fair, decisive but kind. And what a fine specimen of self-deception we found in his son’s letter, where he attempted to persuade his… more goodness …

Henry and Eliza on Eliza Doolittle Day

Henry and Eliza on Eliza Doolittle Day

  Forgive me if I take this occasion to celebrate a few different Elizas than just Miss Bennet, for today is Eliza Doolittle Day. For those unfamiliar with this often overlooked holiday, it is a reference to the musical My Fair Lady, based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, which in turn is based on… more goodness …

Love Letters to Books

Love Letters to Books

Last week I attended BookExpo America in Chicago – and had a wonderful time. It was like being in a candy shop with free product and no calories. All the pretty books! And, as my sore back can attest, I carted home many of the most savory. My greatest acquisition was A Gentleman In Moscow.… more goodness …

JEANNAISMS

JEANNAISMS Over the years, I have learned that people cope differently. Some with escapism. Ya, they run and hide. Some with sarcasm. Ya think? Others with up in your face defensism. WHATEVER! But . . . is there a right way to cope? For me? YES. It isn’t escapism, or sarcasm, or defensism­­­­––they are JEANNAISMs!… more goodness …