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#MakeMeRead Wrap Up, Reading Update, & Blog Plans


About two days ago I finally finished reading Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen, the only book I managed to pick up during the #MakeMeRead It Read-a-thon last week on account of completely forgetting what week it started on. 822 more words

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A Horse for Marianne | J. Austen

When Willoughby offers Queen Mab – a mare – to Marianne


As Elinor and Marianne were walking together the next morning the latter communicated a piece of news to her sister, which, in spite of all that she knew before of Marianne’s imprudence and want of thought, surprised her by its extravagant testimony of both.

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In Which I Did Not Forget This Week Was #MakeMeRead | TBR


In my head, for some reason, the #MakeMeRead It Read-a-thon started next Sunday and not this past one! Luckily I think I should be able to make it through… 661 more words

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Book Review - Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley

Just ten or so minutes ago I finished the fantastic ‘Jane Austen At Home’ by writer Lucy Worsley. I read it in less than a week, just under in fact, and the majority of the time I felt unable to put it down. 706 more words


Letter to Cassandra, September 5, 1796

Writing from Rowling, to her older sister Cassandra home in Steventon, Austen opens with a big query: “I shall be extremely anxious to hear the Event of your Ball, & shall hope to receive so long & minute an account of every particular that I shall be tired of reading it.”  Sounds like someone wanted the 411! 402 more words

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Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility"

I love Jane Austen.  But Sense and Sensibility is my least favorite comedy of manners. Is it a comedy at all?  The satire is apparent, but… 859 more words

Excerpt: Jane Austen The Secret Radical by Helena Kelly (upcoming book).

Essay/excerpt about Jane Austen including: her life, previous Austen biographies re: their sources, problems with documentation, her letters, and also the large influence of media/adaptations of Austen’s books, and various other subjects.   76 more words

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