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February’s Bespelling Reading Choice

This month’s selection is Bespelling Jane Austen, which is actually an anthology featuring four short stories inspired by Jane Austen with a paranormal twist. Almost Persuaded by Mary Balogh. Northanger Castle by Colleen Gleason Blood and Prejudice by Susan Krinard Little To Hex Her by Janet Mullany We decided to give ourselves more choices: read them all at once, pick the one […]

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Happy New Year Dear Readers

We’re off to a serious start with a return to an Austen classic: Persuasion.  Sarah and I have elected to break out our gorgeous annotated editions, the one edited by Robert Morrison. I do not anticipate this being a quick read as we will be discussing Jane Austen’s story and the additional information Morrison has included […]

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The Happy-Birthday-Jane-Merry-Christmas Giveaway!

You read that correctly. We are having a Happy-Birthday-Jane-Merry-Christmas Giveaway! December is a bursting month of reasons to celebrate. I would have added in Yule and Kwanzaa, but there’s only so much room in a title before it doesn’t even fit. We realize that we have quite a few international dark readers who keep up […]

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Digging Into December

As for this month we are revisiting Grave Expectations by one of our favorite literary mash-up artists Sherri Browning Erwin.

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Why So Quiet

Just because we are not ladies of leisure that does not mean that we haven’t found the time for some reading and discussing and planning.

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The July Tri-Winners

Thank you to all those who read with us and who entered for a chance to win one of three digital copies of Pride and Platypus: Mr. Darcy’s Dreadful Secret by Vera Nazarian. Special thanks to Vera and for providing the digital copies for giveaway.   Congratulations to our three winners!   Stephanie S. Jenny M. Evie […]

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Things Change and Keep Going

We are always looking for ways to improve the experience for those who choose to visit our little dark corner of the Austen world. We launched the Discussions section in the hopes of fostering more engagement and conversation, but it seems only to have encouraged  unauthorized promotion of the decidedly non-Austenesque. So with a stiff […]

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Winner of a Peculiar June Giveaway!

Thank you to all those who read with us and who entered for a chance to win. Special thanks to Quirk Books for providing a copy of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs for giveaway.   Congratulations   Stephanie S.   Our winner has been notified by email. Hope you all join us next […]

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April Winner

Thank you to all those who read with us and who entered for a chance to win. Special thanks to Wayne Josephson author of Emma and the Vampires for sharing with us and for the giveaway opportunity.   Congratulations   Raquel   Our winner has been notified by email. Hope you all join us next month. May’s […]

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Vampires in Gentlemen’s Clothing

Vampires have endured as a part of the supernatural world, having various forms depending on the cultural legends of the area from which they hail.

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March Winner

Thank you to all those who read with us, and entered for a chance to win in this month’s giveaway. Special thanks to Ulysses Press and Regina Jeffers for providing an autographed copy of The Disappearance of Georgian Darcy for the giveaway. Our winner is:   Erika   Congratulations!    Winner has been notified by email. We […]

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