The 12 Days of Christmas, or… The Holidays are NOT over yet!

The 12 Days of Christmas, or… The Holidays are NOT over yet!

We are all familiar with the Christmas song The Twelve Days of Christmas. To be honest, this song annoys me in how repetitious and endless it is! Perhaps that is why I never contemplated what the song meant or what its origins were. I finally did research, and ironically it is the very aspect of the song I find so… more goodness …

Did Jane Austen Ever Fall in Love?

A/N: This was a guest post I did several months ago that I would like to revisit with a few additional comments. I love a good mystery. And I’ve read some excellent mystery stories down through the years. However, I wonder if some of the most intriguing mysteries might be those from real life rather… more goodness …

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Happy Boxing Day! Is that even how you reference Boxing Day? As an American, I hadn’t really heard of Boxing Day until I’d started turning into more of the Anglophile that I am now. When I first heard December 26 referenced as Boxing Day, I presumed it had something to do with boxes, namely that… more goodness …

Another View of Point of View and a Christmas Giveaway!

Another View of Point of View and a Christmas Giveaway!

Announcing two new Christmas short stories, with a Giveaway! (Giveaway details are at the bottom of the post) Summer wrote about her viewpoint on point of view and I would like to contribute mine. Jane Austen rarely entered Mr. Darcy’s mind, but devotes a full paragraph to it shortly before Elizabeth and Jane are to… more goodness …

Read Along Wednesday: Emma Chapters 52-53

Our penultimate Emma read along! How far we have come. Join us at The Writer’s Block for analysis and discussion of this week’s reading. I thought I’d share two excellent illustrations by C.E. Brock, courtesy of mollands.net. The first is from Chapter Fifty-Two and depicts a befuddled William Larkins, scratching his head at an overheated… more goodness …