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Ode to Austen: Calling Jane Junkies Everywhere

Are any of you participating in Austen in August?

Adam from RoofBeamReader.com is hosting a readalong in honor of one my favorite writers – Jane Austen!

I’ve been a fan since my sister first introduced me to Mr. Darcy many, many years ago.

I now own ALL the BBC productions (and then some) of her films and of course, all her books.

But I have a dirty little secret.

I haven’t read all her books yet.

I know, I know! How shameful of me! There’s just two left for me to read…and then I can start all over!

The two left on my bookshelf are Persuasion and Mansfield Park.

What’s your favorite Austen novel?


Jane Austen Today: How Jane Remains Popular 200 Years Later

Earning a spot on England’s 10-pound bank note.

Controversy sparked over the announcement of Jane Austen’s picture on the 10-pound note. See the news article here.

Release of the new film Austenland!

Starring Keri Russell (Felicity, Dark Skies), JJ Field (Northanger Abbey, Captain America: The First Avenger), and guilty pleasure favorites of mine – Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Wedding Crashers) and Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords). Obsessed with Jane Austen, a woman travels to a Jane Austen Theme Park in search of Mr. Darcy.

Jane Austen: Fact and Fiction

Adam at Roof Beam Reader shared a guest post full of interesting facts and myths debuffed about Ms. Austen and her family. Read it here.


Vote for your favorite Austen novel!

How will you celebrate Austen in August? What’s your favorite novel and why? Which Austen character are you and which one would you want to date?

I’m Catherine Morland!

Catherine Morland from BBC’s Northanger Abbey (pbs.org)

“You’re young and imaginative – but make sure you have a handle on your imagination, or it might cause you all manner of difficulties.”

Find out which Austen character YOU are!

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