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Gifts for the Bookish: Wear Your Favorite Book

I’ve recently been given an excuse to update my wardrobe and I’ve decided to give it a particularly bookish spin (think modern-vintage-geeky-librarian-chic). Not surprisingly I’ve found a plethora of wonderful items and thought I’d share them with you.  Continue reading “Gifts for the Bookish: Wear Your Favorite Book”

Book Review: Mr. Darcy’s Journey by Abigail Reynolds

The day a favorite author announces the release date for their latest novel is one of those wonderful bookworm moments–this book is real and is finally coming! Then there are the days, weeks, months of anticipation all leading up to the day that we (not so) patiently await delivery, those of us choosing a digital copy often waiting til the wee hours of the morning for our Kindles (Nooks etc) to update. And then, just when you think you can’t wait any longer–it arrives! Continue reading “Book Review: Mr. Darcy’s Journey by Abigail Reynolds”

Book Review: The Girl From Summer Hill by Jude Deveraux

Title: The Girl From Summer Hill

Author: Jude Deveraux

Rating: 4 stars

Reviewer: Dottie

I was extremely excited when I was approved by Netgalley to read the first in a new series by one of my most beloved romance writers, Jude Deveraux.  Continue reading “Book Review: The Girl From Summer Hill by Jude Deveraux”

Ten Questions with Abigail Reynolds

It is a truth universally acknowledged that I have an obsession with Jane Austen and have read more than my fair share of Austen variations and fanfic. This week we’re joined by one of my favorite JAV authors, Abigail Reynolds. Continue reading “Ten Questions with Abigail Reynolds”

Ten Questions with April Floyd

This installment of Ten Questions features our first indie author, April Floyd, author of the ongoing Cassidy Jane series (Christian Fiction) as well as several Jane Austen Variations featuring beloved characters from Pride and Prejudice Continue reading “Ten Questions with April Floyd”

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a Janeite in possession of a paypal account must be in want of Pride and Prejudice merchandise.

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a Janeite in possession of a paypal account must be in want of Pride and Prejudice merchandise.

Pride and Prejudice is quite possibly one of the most commercially popular and merchandised classic books today. One google search will turn up hundreds if not thousands of purchase options for fans of Austen’s work. Being quite the Austen fantatic myself, it takes something special to make me look twice at any of the offerings. I discovered Storiarts while searching Esty a few years ago and was totally taken in by their lovely book scarves. I ordered one almost instantly and still receive complements about my lovely Pride and Prejudice scarf, it gives the phrase “wrapped up in a book” a whole new meaning. I chanced upon Storiarts again just last week and happily stumbled upon my new favorite shirt (this pic is taken from the Storiarts Etsy page).


Beautifully screen printed on a lightweight black burnout tee, this shirt features a passage from Pride and Prejudice (a conversation between Elizabeth and Darcy once they come to an understanding) gently cascading down the back and a small one line quote near the base of the front. The fitted shirt is very flattering and I absolutely adore the back graphic. It’s like no Pride and Prejudice shirt I’ve seen before. On top of my love for the art, Storiarts’ customer service is impeccable. This is my third order from them and each has been filled quickly, courteously, and in a manner that has always exceeded my expectations. I don’t think I can recommend this shop highly enough. They get five stars from me in every way.

BBC Radio Mansfield Park with David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch

Jane Austen + David Tennant + Benedict Cumberbatch = Obsessive Fangirl Scream!


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