Friday, September 10, 2010

Not Gone

Okay, so I'm not gone AND I've been working on a new direction for this blog. It may be a few more weeks before I get it started but I would LOVE your input! Thanks for reading my blog!

Friday, March 26, 2010

It's Hard to say Goodbye!

Yes, it's true I will no longer be continuing this blog. I LOVE Miss Austen and respect her work emensly! I've loved meeting new people through this blog and seeing all the different cities, states and countries of people who visit my blog. There are so many Janeites out there, I love it!!! I've been working on becoming a professional photographer and have been busy with that blog and my family blog. I know there are a million other Miss Austen blogs out there, so mine won't be too greatly missed. Enjoy life! Enjoy family! Enjoy reading!

With Love,
Tricia B. (a fellow Jane Austen fan)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Jane Austen has a Graphic Novel!

Can you believe it? There's a P&P graphic novel!!! I've never been a fan of the graphic novel, but when I saw this I just HAD to get it! I purchased this through Amazon. It should be coming in the mail today so I'll let you know if it's worth the $13.95 I paid for it. I'm actually excited!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dickens Anyone?

I'm a sucker for Masterpiece Theatre, yes I freely admit it AND with no shame I might add. One day I was perusing Netflix and stumbled upon "Little Dorrit." The dvd picture looked promising and the stories subject matter sounded like it was right up my alley. Unfortunately, one of the things I hate about Netflix is that if you want to get a movie that's several dvd's long (such as Masterpiece Theatre productions) you can only get one at a time and therefore must wait DAYS until the next one comes in the mail!!! Anyway, "Little Dorrit" was 4 dvd's long!!! As soon as I put the first disc in and pressed play, I feel in love with the characters, actors and story. You can imagine how long those days felt to me when I had to wait for the next dvd!! I tried the library, CHECKED OUT! I knew Blockbuster would probably not have them, BUT I tried anyway. I asked the lady behind the counter if they carried Masterpiece Theatre productions and do you know what she said? hahah, you're gonna love this! She said, "No we don't. They were popular in the eighties and don't make them anymore." WHAT?!?!??!?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Honestly, I shouldn't expect anything else from any employee of a dying breed of store, the video store but REALLY? I of course corrected her and went on my merry way. I eventually watched them all and LOVED it! You will too, I hope. Oh, and it's a Charles Dickens story, if you were wondering what it had to do with Dickens.

p.s. per my husbands request, he wanted me to add that he was "nice" and put the remaining dvd's at the top of the list so I wouldn't have to wait as long. You see, we share the 2 dvd's we get at a time, one is for him and the other for me. Anyway, wasn't that "nice" of him?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

"Book of a Thousand Days"

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The "Book of a Thousand Days" is amazing. The author, Shannon Hale wrote "Austenland" which I've reviewed on my blog, many months ago. This is the second book of hers that I've read and I'm VERY impressed. I would love to see this book go to film, I think it would be a beautiful movie. I loved that this story took place somewhere other than North America or Europe. The main character Dashti is so strong and yet you feel the burden she carries and you feel for her, if not then you're just plain heartless. I honestly would've never picked this book off the shelf, but it was given to me as a birthday gift and once I started it I COULDN'T put it down. Try it for yourself, I dare you to not like it!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Not GREAT but Okay

So I stayed up until 3am to finish this book last night! I hate when you get all caught up in a book and just can't put it down. The "tasks" that the main character had to do and the romance kept it interesting but the ending , sorry for the term, SUCKED! The book has great potential but ends on a sour note. Had I written this book it would have taken a very different tone, but alas I did not write it. I give this book two and a half stars out of five. Read it if you'd like, but be warned - the ending stinks!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

"Jane Austen Ruined My Life"

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I stumbled upon this book the other day as I was browsing books on Amazon. The title of course intrigued me and I read several of the customer reviews. The overall review was good, but there were some that found the book disappointing. Still I'm going to give it a try. Isn't the cover catching? I thought so. The book is in the mail and I will let you know if this is a MUST READ or a DON'T BOTHER.