Jane Austen’s Leading Men or Heroes Ranked (Tentatively)

Thinking about this after Katie’s comment on this post. But I’m due for rereads, so I may have to revisit this post. I know my top two. Also, movie portrayals matter, I watched many of the movies before reading and have watched the films many times sense. I think with many of the characters, the… Continue reading Jane Austen’s Leading Men or Heroes Ranked (Tentatively)

Jane Austen Festival 2018: Part 4 Regency Accessories and Festival Wrap-Up

I’m on Instagram now, so I’ve been searching #JaneAustenFestival and finding lots of new costumers/historical fashion sewists to follow as well as some of the vendors. I will probably be featuring lots of articles here. I’ve been pinning tons of historical fashions lately too if you want to see my Pinterest board. Also, this blog… Continue reading Jane Austen Festival 2018: Part 4 Regency Accessories and Festival Wrap-Up

Jane Austen Festival 2018: Part 3, Regency Patterns and Planning for Next Year

I’ve always loved historical fashion mainly pioneer (or prairie) girl with some Victorian and Colonial as a child; my knowledge stemmed from Little House and the American Girls, so the Regency period was an unknown time until I was introduced to Jane Austen. I sewed quite a bit for a child, but struggled to progress… Continue reading Jane Austen Festival 2018: Part 3, Regency Patterns and Planning for Next Year

Jane Austen Festival 2018: Part 2, Regency Food and Regency Beauty

Because of a goof on my part, I wasn’t able to sign up for the teas on the first day, and so they sold out, but I put our names on the waiting list as soon as I could and received a call about openings just a few days before, so I was thrilled. We… Continue reading Jane Austen Festival 2018: Part 2, Regency Food and Regency Beauty

Jane Austen Festival 2018: Part 1, My Festival Background

Because I apparently don’t document anything, I had to rely on a comment I left on another blog to determine my festival attendance. I attended 2010-2013 festivals. Some aspects of the earliest festivals Contained to the back yard (I think the porch is the back side of the house) Only two days Smaller (and it… Continue reading Jane Austen Festival 2018: Part 1, My Festival Background

Would You Rather, Jane Austen 2nd Edition Plus Mr. Darcy’s Inner Struggles

I’m borrowing these questions from Cordie. My sister kept mentioning and sending me Mr. Darcy’s Inner Struggles on Pinterest, and I only recently realized how many of them exist, so I set about trying to find them all. Here is the original source. The link is to the beginning, scroll down to see the earliest,… Continue reading Would You Rather, Jane Austen 2nd Edition Plus Mr. Darcy’s Inner Struggles

Romeo or Benedick? Knightley or Tilney?

Romeo or Benedick?Knightley or Tilney?Jack or Algernon?John Brooke or Laurie?Gilbert or Barney? Do you prefer the more traditional romantic leading men? Or the ones with personality. You can probably tell from that whom I prefer :/ How about the more popular or the overlook/rejected?Will or Norrington?Darcy or Bingley?Rochester or St. John Rivers?Pip or Herbert?

Jane Austen’s Juvenilia

Over a year ago I read a collection of Jane Austen’s “Juvenilia” (I believe I read the Penguin book entitled The Juvenilia of Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte) and in a separate book I read another of her  juvenile works: her facetious “History of England.” Unfortunately, the book did not contain the complete collection, but it did contain… Continue reading Jane Austen’s Juvenilia

Mansfield Park 2007 Movie Commentary

This is a running commentary as I rewatched Mansfield Park. I hadn’t re-watched it in years. I tend to have difficulties watching things straight through when I watch on my computer and phone and this film was begging for instant criticisms! And I have a term paper to avoid writing.Ugh, I forgot how horrid a… Continue reading Mansfield Park 2007 Movie Commentary