Jane Austen, Mother of Dragons: A Lady’s Influence in Modern Speculative Fiction

If I could only describe my reading taste in two terms, they would be "Jane Austen" and "fantasy." This is a totally hypothetical and unlikely scenario, but the point is that I love Jane Austen and I love fantasy fiction, almost (well, not really, I'd say about half-way) to the exclusion of any other reading … Continue reading Jane Austen, Mother of Dragons: A Lady’s Influence in Modern Speculative Fiction

My Seven Top Five Jane Austen Adaptations Starring Actors of Color

December is fast approaching, and with it my Austen-tatious Readathon! A few of the prompts are actually things to watch rather than read, and one of them is an Austen adaptation starring BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) actors. If you are planning to participate, I've collected a few of my favorites here! Pride … Continue reading My Seven Top Five Jane Austen Adaptations Starring Actors of Color

“Star Trek,” Jane Austen, and Other Comforts: Reader Chat with Rachel Amber Bloom

Listen to this podcast episode on Spotify, Apple, and wherever you find bookish podcasts. I'm joined this week on the podcast by writer, social media specialist and fellow Janeite, Rachel Amber Bloom. Rachel gives me a crash course in the Star Trek fandom, we compare favorite childhood books, and we of course talk at length … Continue reading “Star Trek,” Jane Austen, and Other Comforts: Reader Chat with Rachel Amber Bloom

What Your Jane Austen Opinions Say About You (as Explained by My TikTok Videos)

So I've been really into TikTok lately, and I've gradually discovered a bookish community on this social media platform, known as #booktok. I may be about 10 years older than the average TikTokker but I'm having so much fun! And I've started to build up a bit of small following with my niche Jane Austen … Continue reading What Your Jane Austen Opinions Say About You (as Explained by My TikTok Videos)