The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett "The librarian at Windsor had been one of the many who had urged on Her Majesty the charms of Jane Austen, but being told on all sides how much ma'am would like her books put ma'am off altogether. Besides, she had handicaps as a reader of Jane Austen that … Continue reading Jane Sighting – The Uncommon Reader
"Darcy or Gatsby," said Patrick."Oh, come on. Can't you do any better than that?" I scoffed. "That's obvious. Darcy.""I just don't see why women love him so much. He's so uptight. Gatsby's got style.""He's not uptight. He's shy!" I insisted.--later in the chapter--Charlotte grinned. "Josephine, men just don't understand, do they?""Not at all," I agreed. … Continue reading Jane Sighting – Out of the Easy
Jane Austen made a few appearances this week on Jeopardy.I took a short video of the one appearance.
I always love when a Jane Austen answer comes up on Jeopardy. This one was on the easier side (I judge by how quickly my mom can answer the question). I tried to find the trailer, but couldn't find it in my quick search. If anyone can find it please send it our way!Thank you … Continue reading Jane Sighting – Again on Jeopardy
This sighting is just side swipe of similar titles and I know some of our members enjoy cozy mysteries (and I think enjoy this series). Book #20 in the Claire Mallory series by Joan Hess is Pride V. Prejudice:Here's the description from the publisher:Claire Malloy, for as long as she can remember, has been the … Continue reading Jane Sighting – Pride V. Prejudice by Joan Hess
One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean. Book 2 in the Rules of Scoundrels.I have to say this was one of my favorite Jane sightings because it wasn't a woman admitting to reading novels, especially those by A Lady. In this scene Pippa and Cross are entering gaming hell where Cross is an owner, … Continue reading Jane Sighting – One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean
First up on July 8 there was another Jeopardy appearance! It was the Double Jeopardy Round in a category called Literary Clergymen and was the $400 answer: In this Jane Austen novel, William Collins is a minister who has designs on Elizabeth BennettThe first person to ring in got it correct! Our second appearance was … Continue reading Jane Sightings – Literary Clergymen and a Mr. Knightly Reference
First up there was an appearance of her novels on Jeopardy on Monday:Double Jeopardy RoundCategory - Mashed-Up Book TitlesAnswer - "Mansfield Abbey"Question - What are Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey?The first person to ring in got it wrong, I really think she knew the answer but had a brain blank moment. The second person to … Continue reading Jane Sighting: Two Sightings!
http://www.goodreads.com/book/avg_rating_widget/18668066 Nora Roberts has mentioned Jane Austen characters before in her Inn Boons Boro trilogy, naming a room in the hotel and a ghost after Elizabeth and Darcy. In The Collector she again references this famous couple in comparing the love of two secondary characters. Julie and Luke were sweethearts that got married young and … Continue reading Jane Sighting – The Collector by Nora Roberts
“…a relatively new novel called Mansfield Park was intriguing…”-link to book listing but I can’t recommend reading it! There are a few things that bother me about this statement. Maybe they bother you too, maybe they don’t and you are now muttering “Amelia get over yourself.” So I’ll apologize.The first thing that bothered me upon reading … Continue reading Jane Sighting – Mansfield Park mention