Category Archives: Fun-Games-Humor

Who Said It? Gents of Austen Crossword and FREE BOOKS!

Who Said It? Gents of Austen Crossword and FREE BOOKS!

Happy vernal equinox, everybody! It’s officially spring. The seasons plow onward even as we humans grind to a halt, reminding us that life moves forward, and that this moment will soon be behind us. But I have to admit, it doesn’t feel like it’s going to be “soon.” My daughter is out of school until… more goodness …

Have Your Proposal Ready? February 29 Is “Lady’s Privilege Day” + a Giveaway

Have Your Proposal Ready? February 29 Is “Lady’s Privilege Day” + a Giveaway

  Do you have your proposal ready? It is Leap Year, and according to tradition, a woman can ask the man to marry her. But from where does this legend come? According to the Huffington Post, “Legend has it that St. Brigid of Kildare, a fifth-century Irish nun, asked St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, to grant… more goodness …

Persuasion (1971) Trivia Challenge

Persuasion (1971) Trivia Challenge

Nearly fifty years have passed since this Austen adaptation of Persuasion debuted on the small screen. Filmed at a time when ITV drama productions were low-budget affairs, studio sets are obviously used for the interior scenes. The acting feels awkwardly similar a theatrical production, which is hardly surprising since most of the British actors of… more goodness …

Christmas Traditions and Wishes

Christmas Traditions and Wishes

With the Christmas season approaching, I thought I would start out by wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. While I do not like winter and I hate snow and cold in equal measure, it has always seemed to me that the spirit of Christmas… more goodness …

Time for Thanksgiving Trivia!

Time for Thanksgiving Trivia!

My apologies to our non-American visitors to Austen Authors, but here in the United States of America, we are smack in the middle of a BIG holiday week impossible to ignore. Personally, Thanksgiving has always been my second favorite holiday after Christmas. As a relatively simple holiday primarily involving food, and maybe football, but little… more goodness …

Talking Points for Pride and Prejudice

Talking Points for Pride and Prejudice

I’ve had two more sessions of my book club that looks exclusively at Jane Austen’s novels. I’m including my talking points for the first of them, Pride and Prejudice. As an aside, no controversy arose over the overall perception of the novel. Everyone liked it. Here are the talking points I gave to the participants… more goodness …

A Book Club for Jane Austen’s Novels, Part 1: Sense and Sensibility

A Book Club for Jane Austen’s Novels, Part 1: Sense and Sensibility

I live in a retirement community where the connecting buildings house over a thousand residents. The management encourages us to start clubs or activities. I started a club devoted to reading Jane Austen’s novels. Although I want the discussion to be able to go in any direction, as long as it is about the novels,… more goodness …

A Little Bit Country and a Little Bit Rock n’ Roll, Pride and Prejudice the Musical (Maybe!) + a Giveaway

A Little Bit Country and a Little Bit Rock n’ Roll, Pride and Prejudice the Musical (Maybe!) + a Giveaway

Each morning, as I make my walk through the trails of Lake Park, my home here in NC, I listen to the music on my iPhone and imagine if we did a musical of Pride and Prejudice, what songs might fit the situation? For instance, can you not see both Darcy and Elizabeth lying in… more goodness …

Top 10 Goofs in Sense and Sensibility (1971)

Top 10 Goofs in Sense and Sensibility (1971)

This is the final goofs post for the Sense and Sensibility series with the trivia challenge for this version in four weeks. I considered covering a modern adaptation, Scents and Sensibility, but ruled it out after watching it. In my opinion, that film was one big goof, starting with the title itself, which has no… more goodness …

Pop Quiz for All You Students Suffering Spring Fever

Pop Quiz for All You Students Suffering Spring Fever

Today brings a little fun and games in celebration of spring. (It comes late to the high desert in Oregon. Our trees are just now in bloom. See the dogwood by the headline.) Today’s blog features a quiz on a variety of Jane Austen topics. There’s no rhyme or reason to topics or order. The… more goodness …

Down the Rabbit Hole with Darcy

Down the Rabbit Hole with Darcy

What a great weekend when we get two holidays in one happy package! A beautiful Easter and Passover to all who celebrate either or both (like me). This time of year has actually become rather difficult since moving overseas. I’m more homesick over these holidays than any others, and it doesn’t help that they keep… more goodness …