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Classic of the Month ft. Northanger Abbey

I’m on an Austen roll you guys!! This is my second (what a roll, amirite) book from her and I liked it! Probably not as much as Persuasion, but still very enjoyable, which is largely thanks to Catherine, who goes off to visit the titular Northanger Abbey while she’s in Bath. 363 more words

Book Reviews

What to Read?

A question I often ask myself, to be sure!

Thankfully, I found my fix with Mansfield Park (more about that here) but I’ve always got more on the “to read” list! 502 more words

Books & Nerdiness

Weekly Reading: Northanger Abbey Read-A-Long

This November, for National Novel Writing Month, I am trying something new.  Christi and I are going to write a novel together.  We are going to modernize Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey as a ghost hunting adventure. 287 more words

Weekly Meeting

Actual Discussions About Formal Realism by Famous Lit Critics on Facebook

On Crusoe:

Manushag N. Powell Actually, they bought this for Crusoe: I was like, that is colonial fantasy, not reality! Yet the novel displays formal realism. 2,073 more words


Blood and Beauty - A Gruesome Georgian question

I was recently reading The Castle of Wolfenbach, a gothic tale of 1793, which is only known today as one of the seven ‘Horrid’ novels listed by Isabella Thorpe in… 210 more words


Other People's Lives

“The neighbor is not a ‘unit’ in the human collective.
He is ‘someone’ who by his known origins deserves
particular attention and respect” (CCC 2212).

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From National Catholic Register

Jane Austen and Gardens

Jane Austen mentions gardens many times in her novels-too many to mention all of them here, but I love this exchange between Mrs Elton and Mr Knightley in Emma who both have very different views about nature and simplicity. 719 more words