Wentworth Wednesday– Resentful

A few years ago, I read Persuasion for the first time. I had seen both film adaptations several times and knew the story rather well. I think I saw the humanity of Wentworth more in the films. I have Facebook posts chronicling my falling in love with him in the book. However, as we came … Continue reading Wentworth Wednesday– Resentful

Tuesday Thoughts– The perfect Austen hero

Today is my fourteenth wedding anniversary. My husband and I are soon coming up on a time when we have been married longer than we were ever single. We got married at 19. We were utter babies and very few dollars to our name. However, we had a lot of love and commitment and I'm … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts– The perfect Austen hero

S&S Saturday– Leaving Norland

It's not until Chapter Six that the Dashwood ladies leave Norland, their home of about ten years, and make their way in the world without the benefit of a husband and father. In terms of story structuring, this is the inciting moment. The women leave and nothing will ever be the same again. Every story … Continue reading S&S Saturday– Leaving Norland

Tuesday Trivia–Northanger Abbey

Halloween is in just a few days, so it seems fitting to make this Tuesday Trivia about the book in which Jane Austen satirized gothic novels. Let me know if you knew any of the factoids below about Northanger Abbey! Northanger Abbey was published posthumously in 1817 in a two-volume set with Persuasion. It was … Continue reading Tuesday Trivia–Northanger Abbey

Theme Thursday– Opening lines

I bet you know a few of Jane Austen's opening lines. Critics will tell you the first sentence of a novel is crucial, even in a world where readers are browsing in the book stores and picking up books at random less and less. Today's online buyer will typically select the genre and category before … Continue reading Theme Thursday– Opening lines

Wacky Wednesday–Scott’s Grotto

I was watching the 2009 production of Emma the other day when I realized Pride and Prejudice is the only Jane Austen story in which the primary male and female characters do not go on an excursion together. Of course, in each scenario there are annoying people amongst them. It made me wonder what it … Continue reading Wacky Wednesday–Scott’s Grotto