Category Archives: Jane Austen

Game of Janes

Game of Janes

Last Sunday marked the return of one of my favorite shows – Game of Thrones! For the uninitiated (living under a rock, perhaps?), Game of Thrones is an HBO series adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s wildly popular fantasy epic, A Song of Ice and Fire. The yet-to-be-finished series follows a set of dynastic families as… more goodness …

You Are What You Read

You Are What You Read

True Confession: I am a very disloyal reader. I tend to go through spurts, binging on different types of books: biographies, inspiration, women’s fiction, Amish romances, historical romances, Jane Austen Fan Fiction, classics. I am an author’s worst nightmare because I stray from my favorites. After two or three books, I get tired of the… more goodness …

The high cost of being cheap

The high cost of being cheap

I am frugal (cheap), but like many frugal (cheap) people I’m not always aware of the high cost of being frugal (cheap). For instance, it didn’t occur to me until too late that cobbling together a dust extraction system for my workshop using bathroom exhaust fans and dryer hose is ultimately a lot more expensive… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “The Road to Understanding” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of an eBook copy of The Road to Understanding: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary from Regina Jeffers. Congratulations go out to Theresa m, Lisa Hatfield, and Megan Calloni. Ladies, contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize.  more goodness …

A Tasty Subject

A Tasty Subject

“Great writers and my mom never used food as an object. Instead it was a medium, a catalyst to mend hearts, to break down barriers, to build relationships.” — Lizzy from Lizzy & Jane I’ve written on food and Jane Austen before… and I return to it because it fascinates me. Austen uses food as… more goodness …

Where my JAFF heart is

Where my JAFF heart is

I thought I’d finish the country house tour, for the time being at least, where my JAFF heart is: in Derbyshire – to me, the most beautiful place in the world. There is majesty and beauty in the High Peak, with its unspoilt views over rust-coloured hills that turn purple when heather is in bloom,… more goodness …

Twenty Quotes

Twenty Quotes

Today, I thought it might be fun to play a game that I am calling Twenty Quotes.  Below you will find twenty quotes taken from seven of Jane Austen’s books. Your task is to see if you can match each quote with the book from which it was taken.  Once you have your answers, click… more goodness …