Category Archives: Video

Pride and Prejudice 2005 – What I liked and What I Didn’t Like

Pride and Prejudice 2005 – What I liked and What I Didn’t Like

I have to admit that I haven’t watched the entirety of the 1995 BBC presentation of Pride and Prejudice and cannot comment on whether I like or don’t like it. For the moment, the 2005 version is my favorite. I’ve also seen snippets of the 1967 black and white and mourn the loss of most… more goodness …

Four and Twenty and Counting … Excerpt + Giveaway

Four and Twenty and Counting … Excerpt + Giveaway

I am happy to share news about my newest audiobook: By Reason, by Reflection, by Everything. It’s days away from being available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. It’s also my twenty-fourth collaboration with award-winning narrator and producer, Pearl Hewitt. Partnering with Pearl is always fun. Not only do our audiobook projects provide the chance for… more goodness …

Old BBC Austen Adaptations

Old BBC Austen Adaptations

I have long championed the old BBC Austen adaptations, produced in the 70s and 80s. I was so fortunate as to receive the pictured box set several years ago as a Christmas gift, and since I have watched these films time and time again. Now, if you require beautiful cinematography and have no tolerance for… more goodness …

Before We Begin

Before We Begin

Prereading is a vital skill to learn. It helps us readers begin to make the connections between what we know and what we are going to learn. It prepares our brains for the new information that is about to be taken in.  It can consist of various activities including, but not limited to, skimming, looking… more goodness …

Delightful Companions

Delightful Companions

Here’s an exciting development in the publishing world. Audiobook popularity is growing at a phenomenal pace. It’s no secret that I love audiobooks. In many instances, the availability of a companion audiobook is the determining factor in my eBook purchases, especially for non-fiction. That’s my only excuse for not moving past book three in the… more goodness …

Aspen on Austen and a Giveaway

Aspen on Austen and a Giveaway

I entered the world of Austen by fits and starts, first with film adaptations, then by reading her novels, then by reading JAFF, then by writing it. Somewhere along the line, I became aware of the Jane Austen Society of North America, or JASNA. A little poking around on the main JASNA website led me… more goodness …

Remembering our fallen Austen actors

Remembering our fallen Austen actors

It is well over a month since the world said goodbye to the fabulous Alan Rickman, but social media posts commemorating his birthday five days ago reignited my sense of loss. This was an actor who not only won my heart as Colonel Brandon in the 1995 version of Sense and Sensibility, but he is… more goodness …

The Country House Tour (Hughenden) and the Country House Party

The Country House Tour (Hughenden) and the Country House Party

  Deep into the heart of Buckinghamshire there is a beautiful red brick house that was once the home of Benjamin Disraeli, Queen Victoria’s flamboyant and controversial Prime Minister. He was many things to many people. An outsider. A ladies’ man. A shrewd politician. A royal favourite. Much was said and written about him in… more goodness …