Category Archives: Jane Austen

With This Ring

One of my favorite things is learning about customs and the meanings behind them.  So it isn’t surprising that after years of working with fingerprints and such, that I would wish to learn more about customs with fingers, particularly when it comes to rings and marriage. Why do most customs use the left ring finger… more goodness …

Symbolism in Pride and Prejudice

Symbolism in Pride and Prejudice

When people talk about what makes Jane Austen’s writings so marvelous, they usually mention her wit, her keen observations of society, and the vivid characters she creates. But I’d like to draw your attention to a lesser-known Austen quality: her use of symbols. One of the most obvious symbols in Pride and Prejudice is dancing.… more goodness …

Read Along Wednesday–Emma 13-15

Read Along Wednesday–Emma 13-15

Come join us for a little bit of Christmas in August. That’s right, we’re going to discuss the scene where Mr. Elton “makes violent love” to Emma in a carriage! The outrage! It’s such a hilarious scene, and we’re talking about it today on the Writer’s Block, along with the party at the Westons’ where… more goodness …

August Austen On Dit

August Austen On Dit

  Wow! July and the first half of August have already flown by! Can you believe it? My family is finallly getting to the beach this weekend! Just before school starts. What have you done this summer (or winter for our southern hemisphere readers!) Jane Austen Fan Fiction Releases Austen Author New Releases Author name,… more goodness …

Quiz: Are you an Emma?

Quiz: Are you an Emma?

I remain in high Emma mode thanks to our current read along, and today I’d like to share with you a quiz I’ve created inspired by our ongoing conversation at The Writers’ Block. It is an old game amongst Janeites to identify one particular heroine who most mirrors ourselves, and I had the somewhat troubling realization many,… more goodness …