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September Sea Monsters

Greetings Readers, We do hope you all have been reading enjoyable novels. This month we shall be revisiting one of our favorites Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters. For those of you who have not previously read it be aware that any post in which we discuss the book most […]

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Austen Novels: Veronica’s Lists II

Ladies up for redemption: Mary Crawford – She has learned the true worth of a man with integrity. It even says she was: …long in finding among the dashing representatives, or idle heir-apparents, who were at the command of her beauty and her twenty thousand pounds, any one who could satisfy the better taste she […]

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Austen Novels: Veronica’s Lists I

Veronica’s List in order of preference: Sense and Sensibility – Two sisters, two different paths to romance. Persuasion – A love that stands the test of time. Pride and Prejudice – Overcoming differences. Emma – Maturing and finding one’s true feelings. Mansfield Park – Being genuine no matter what. Northanger Abbey – Gaining perspective on […]

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Gothic Summer Reading

Some would say that the best time to read a scary story is at night when the imagination is more susceptible to the terrifying ideas such tales can conjure. However, we decided that we wanted a fun atmospheric juxtaposition and do our Gothic reading during the sunny summer with Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen and The Mysteries of […]

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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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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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