Category: Jane Austen

Top Ten Tuesday: Austen’s Antagonists Who Need a Purse Whomping

Top Ten Tuesday: Austen’s Antagonists Who Need a Purse Whomping

Posted October 23, 2018 / 21 Comments

Or would that be ‘reticule whomping’ in Jane Austen’s case? 😉 Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is all about villains, and there were any number of ways I could have gone with this post. But I knew whatever I did it needed a purse whomping angle to it! Not that […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Presumption and Partiality by Rebekah Jones

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Presumption and Partiality by Rebekah Jones

Posted April 25, 2018 / 27 Comments

SERIES: Vintage Jane Austen #5 GENRE: Inspirational Historical Fiction, Retelling RELEASE DATE: November 27, 2017 PAGES: 354 Among the cotton fields and farmland of Gilbert, Arizona in the early years of the Great Depression, Mr. and Mrs. Bailey live a simple, but happy life with their five daughters on a […]





Top Ten Tuesday: A Life in Books

Top Ten Tuesday: A Life in Books

Posted June 28, 2016 / 63 Comments

Today is a freebie week for Top Ten Tuesday and I was inspired by this post from I Wish I Lived in a Library. It’s interesting to look back over the different reading phases you go through in your life, and I found myself taking several fond trips back down […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Historical Settings

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Historical Settings

Posted February 2, 2016 / 71 Comments

This week’s topic has several possible variations but I’m choosing to talk about my favorite historical settings. You know, those periods of history whose mere mention in a book blurb has your radar engaged and your interest piqued.


Alan Rickman, 1946-2016

Alan Rickman, 1946-2016

Posted January 14, 2016 / 8 Comments

I was so very sad this morning to hear of Alan Rickman’s death. To me, he will always be Colonel Brandon and Professor Snape. His distinctive voice and thoughtful approach to acting will be missed.


Top Ten Tuesday: Quotable Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday: Quotable Quotes

Posted November 17, 2015 / 99 Comments

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish* Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is supposed to be “Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So” but that just overwhelmed me lol.  So I’m cheating slightly (yes, […]


Top Ten Tuesday:  When You CAN Judge A Book By Its Movie

Top Ten Tuesday: When You CAN Judge A Book By Its Movie

Posted November 10, 2015 / 57 Comments

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish* We’ve all heard the phrase “Never judge a book by its movie” and that is mostly true. But occasionally some book-to-movie adaptations come around that are as good as or (dare I say it) even […]