Hi All! Goodness, it’s already the third week of this new year and new decade. The spring semester has already started. So far so good for me (for those you just joining us, I have some serious health issues resulting from Lyme disease and toxic mold exposure and who knows what else), although I am […]Read more "Starting the Year off Right with More Great Fantasy!"
I’m normally leery of continuations of Jane Austen novels, or anything that smacks of fan fic in any way, but I heard good things about this novel, so I picked it up. Then I put off reading it for a while, because I was afraid it would be awful. Boy, was I wrong. “Pride and […]Read more "“Pride and Prometheus” by John Kessel"
Just Like the Bronte Sisters Laurel Osterkamp Jo Beth and Skylar are about as close as sisters can be, despite seeming complete opposites: Jo Beth is a daredevil ski racer, while Skylar loves to read. But then everything changes. I have a hard time summing up “Just Like the Bronte Sisters,” since, while it’s not […]Read more "“Just Like the Bronte Sisters” by Laurel Osterkamp"
In “City Folk and Country Folk,” not-particularly-rich minor gentry Erast Sergeyevich Ovcharov has returned to his home village to take a rest cure and drink whey. His own estate is not inhabitable, so he ends up renting a bathhouse from his neighbor, Nastasya Ivanovna Chulkova. This draws the both of them into a summer of […]Read more "“City Folk and Country Folk” by Sofia Khvoshchinskaya"
An enormous Jane fan, I simply couldn’t let the 200th anniversary of her death pass unnoticed. It’s a melancholy date, especially since she was taken from us so young, when she may have just been coming into her true powers as a novelist, but we can be grateful to have at least gotten the six […]Read more "Jane Austen, on the Bicentennial of her Death"
Hi All! Today we’re doing something a little bit different. I have a guest post from Carolynn Carey on Christmas in the Jane Austen era, as part of the Romancing the Smokies event (links for the author and the event are at the bottom of the page). I am a HUGE Austenophile, so I jumped […]Read more "“Researching Christmas in the Jane Austen Era” by Carolynn Carey"