I didn’t grow up with Pride and Prejudice tucked under my arm or teach myself the art of flirting by reading Emma.
It never occurred to me to fling my person toward the arms of a nearby gentleman or walk in the rain because a gentleman(supposedly) jilted me. Most of my life, I passed Jane Austen’s novels by for more interesting writers—Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, etc. But Jane Austen has a way of finding her readers, despite her untimely death over 200 years ago.
Read the rest of my journey to becoming a Jane Austen blogger here at the Christmas with Jane Celebration hosted by the Book Review Club.