HAPPY NEW YEAR! A new year, a new reading list! This year we are planning to mix it up and stray into our darker interests. We’ll be reading some novels, novellas, poetry, and even writing some flash fiction. While we continue to adore Jane Austen we will be exploring other authors who may or may […]
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We’re off to a serious start with a return to an Austen classic: Persuasion. Sarah and I have elected to break out our gorgeous annotated editions, the one edited by Robert Morrison. I do not anticipate this being a quick read as we will be discussing Jane Austen’s story and the additional information Morrison has included […]
As for this month we are revisiting Grave Expectations by one of our favorite literary mash-up artists Sherri Browning Erwin.
Just because we are not ladies of leisure that does not mean that we haven’t found the time for some reading and discussing and planning.
We are always looking for ways to improve the experience for those who choose to visit our little dark corner of the Austen world. We launched the Discussions section in the hopes of fostering more engagement and conversation, but it seems only to have encouraged unauthorized promotion of the decidedly non-Austenesque. So with a stiff […]
Thank you to all those who read with us and who entered for a chance to win. Special thanks to Quirk Books for providing a copy of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs for giveaway. Congratulations Stephanie S. Our winner has been notified by email. Hope you all join us next […]
Thank you to all those who read with us, and entered for a chance to win in this month’s giveaway. Special thanks to Colette Saucier for providing an autographed copy of Pulse and Prejudice for the giveaway. Our winner is: Sichelle Congratulations! Winner has been notified by email. We hope you all join us next […]
As Dickens mixed realism with a good dose of fantasy to weave his satirical social commentaries of Victorian society how much more fantastical can a tale such as Great Expectations become? Well, Sherri Browning Erwin answers this question with her monster mashup Grave Expectations adding another elemental layer of darkness.
I for one am very glad that the Mayan calendar marked only the end of a cycle of time, and not the end of all time. Just think of all the books that would have been lost, all that I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to read. Now we can all look forward to reading […]
Today we’re linking up with Maria Garzia and My Jane Austen Book Club as part of the Jane Austen Soiree honoring Miss Austen’s 237th birthday!
Well, today Sarah and I are participating in Christmas with Jane over at the Book Review Club where we were asked some of these very questions.