Jane Austen’s Fight Club (Video)

| Jul 26 | 0 Comments

Jane Austen's Fight Club

Forget zombies, vampires, and sea monsters, the latest Jane Austen parody imagines her heroines beating the crap out of each other. Jane Austen’s Fight Club is a fake trailer that shows Austen characters like Elizabeth Bennett and the Dashwood sisters blowing off some steam in a fight club. Apparently, it was created by Emily Card for a church film festival in Los Angeles (I’ve never […]

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2009’s Holiday Haul

| Jan 5 | 0 Comments

I must have been good last year because Santa brought me lots of books for Christmas. I thought I would share some of the wonderful books I received as gifts this holiday season: Pride & Prejudice (Graphic Novel) by Nancy Butler, Jane Austen, and Hugo Petrus I love Pride & Prejudice so I was very happy to find this book under the tree this year! […]

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SENSE AND SENSIBILITY AND SEA MONSTERS by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters [Review]

| Dec 2 | 0 Comments

If you are looking for a nice gift for an Austen fan this holiday season consider Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters. It’s a fun spin on a timeless story that manages to be both respectful of Austen’s work while at the same time becoming its own unique tale. For example, within the first few pages you are […]

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Mr. Rochester Voted Most Romantic Hero in Literature

| Oct 20 | 1 Comment

Mr. Rochester, from Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre, has been voted the most romantic hero in literature in a new poll by Mills and Boon. I guess some women like their romantic heroes dark and brooding with an insane wife locked up in the attic. Crazy wife aside, Mr. Rochester is just too moody and arrogant for my taste. My top pick would be Mr. […]

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PERSUASION by Jane Austen [Review]

| Sep 30 | 0 Comments

Jane Austen’s Persuasion was published in 1818, not long after Austen’s death. What I find so incredible about the characters in Persuasion and about Jane Austen characters in general, is that even though they are nearly 200 years old, they are so astonishingly relatable. It’s hard to imagine that in a world without television, internet, or automobiles, people managed to get themselves in just as […]

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith [Review]

| Aug 19 | 1 Comment

One book that has been getting a ton of buzz lately is the mash up Pride And Prejudice And Zombies. Seth Grahame-Smith has taken Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice and inserted a zombie sub-plot. First let me say that I’m a HUGE Austen fan. I’ve read Pride & Prejudice about 5 times (you can read my review here) and have watched the movie and mini-series […]

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PRIDE & PREJUDICE by Jane Austen [Review]

| Jun 24 | 2 Comments

If you are a fan of romantic comedy then Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice needs to be in your book collection immediately. The story is about the Bennets, a middle class family in England, around the year of 1813, which consists of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and their 5 daughters. Jane and Elizabeth are the oldest and most responsible. Mary is the book worm, and […]

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