My Thoughts on Emma by Jane Austen

Hi everyone, Austen August is nearly at an end and although I haven't read as many Jane Austen books as I'd hoped (more on that in my wrap-up blogpost...), I've just finished reading another; Emma. I knew that Emma was the inspiration for on one of my favourite 90's films, Clueless and, naturally, this made... Continue Reading →

What Makes Jane Austen Relevant Today?

Hi everyone, As I've been reading nothing but Jane Austen this month, I thought I would write a little something about why her work is still relevant today, despite her novels being published over 200 years ago. I'm currently reading Emma, the story of Emma Woodhouse who loves matchmaking her friends. She is beautiful, powerful... Continue Reading →

Is Jane Austen a Feminist Icon?

Feminism: the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes Even before Jane Austen appeared on the £10 note, many have debated whether or not she and her writing could be classed as feminist. I really wanted to write a blog post offering my thoughts and opinions on this very... Continue Reading →

Reasons Why I Love Jane Austen’s Writing

Hi everyone, Another installment for Austen August today! Today's post is talking about the reasons why I love Jane Austen and her writing so much. Firstly, one of the main reasons why I love Jane Austen's writing is because of the characters she creates. They are intriguing and entertaining, as well as being realistic and... Continue Reading →

A Few of My Favourite Jane Austen Quotes

Hi everyone, To celebrate Austen August, I thought I would create a list of some of my favourite witty one-liners and quotes from Austen herself. Enjoy! "The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."  - Northanger Abbey “Nothing ever fatigues me but doing what... Continue Reading →

Austen August Announcement + My TBR!

Hi everyone, Today's blog post is announcing my TBR for the month of August! I have decided to dedicate the whole month of August to reading Jane Austen novels (with the inventive and original name of "Austen August" haha). There's no particular reason for wanting to dedicate August to Austen, other than that I have... Continue Reading →

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