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
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
This is my first time creating a readathon and I'm so excited! December is Jane Austen’s birth month, so it’s the perfect time for some Austen celebration! Join me in reading and watching all things Jane Austen while also diversifying our bookshelves and media! Whether you're a seasoned Austen aficionado, or you've never read her … Continue reading Announcing A Very Austen-tatious Readathon!
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 is the point of this post? I really have no idea (see note at end of post). I'm not even a big candle person. I own like two scented candles and I'm pretty sure at least one of them was a Secret Santa gift from a coworker. But just in case you were looking … Continue reading Jane Austen Novels as Scented Candles
This post was originally published on BookRiot, because I'm a contributor now. I'm cool like that. For almost as long as film has been around as an art form, books have been adapted for film. In fact, the earliest known motion picture based on a literary source was filmed in 1896. (It’s a 45-second scene … Continue reading What Do We Want in a Literary Adaptation?
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)
The first trailer for the upcoming Emma adaptation dropped today, and I have thoughts! If you haven't seen it yet, watch it here: So right off the bat, spot-on casting of Miss Bates. Miranda Hart, 100%, absolutely, done and done. I also love the casting of Bill Nighy as Mr. Woodhouse. I do wonder if he's … Continue reading Let’s Dissect the New “Emma” Trailer!
I've long loved Book Riot's regular feature Reading Pathways, wherein they guide you through which books from a certain author to read and what order to read them if you're brand new to the author. I really wanted to do something similar, but of course I can't call it "Reading Pathways," and I have to … Continue reading Author Itinerary: Jane Austen
If you know me well, you know that Autumn is my favorite time of year. Come mid September, I am trash for all things pumpkin spice, my boot collection makes its way out of my closet, and I find myself wanting to get cozy at home with a cup of cocoa and a spooky read, … Continue reading Spooky Adaptations to Watch this Autumn