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‘Jane Austen’

Classics with a Modern Facelift

I took plenty of literature classes during my undergraduate and I’m a ferocious reader. Give me a book and I’ll devour it. But some of those classics are so hard to replicate. Not all versions of Pride and Prejudice are created equal. There’s a new thing going around: Retellings of classic literature via vlogs, or video blogs. The Lizzie Bennet…

Movie Review: Austenland

Maybe I’m just a girl. And maybe I have an affinity with my girl, Jane. But the moment I heard that Shannon Hale’s Austenland was becoming a movie, I died. I treasure the copy that I have with Shannon Hale’s signature that says “Tally-ho”. (To be honest, if I could I would go to every one of her signings… She’s…

Book Review: Edenbrooke

I checked out on vacation for a week and didn’t bother to schedule any posts. I felt a little guilty but it was usually as I laid in bed at the end of every night and thought about how awesome the day had been. So here’s what I should have posted last week and didn’t. For my birthday, my sister-in-law…

Jane Austen and the Single Girl

Why do single girls love Jane Austen? I think it’s a phenomenon that men and women have been trying to explain for a long time. Is it because of the men? Is it because we wish to express ourselves in a world where wit and honesty are more valued than beauty and fluff? “There is a stubbornness about me that…