Melissa’s Reading Round Up

Reading has become a sneaky 3 minutes here and there thing since my second baby. Despite this, I have still managed to read the below four books in the past month. A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen, edited by Susannah Carson This was slow reading for me. Not because I [...]


The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After by Elizabeth Kantor – a review by Melissa

Jane Austen didn’t have to juggle a job, a company, a blog, several social media accounts, family, friends, church and a dog. However, I’d rather have these things than be cast in the role of an 18th Century writer who had to sneak in writing time around family commitments. She did juggle a fantastic cast [...]

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – a review by Melissa

Title: Pride and Prejudice. Author: Jane Austen. Genre: Classic. Publisher: Penguin Books. Date of Publication: 1813 (original); 2003 (this edition).  Pages: 435. ISBN: 0141439513. Buy on: Amazon (US), Amazon (UK), Book Depository, or Whitcoulls. Add on: Goodreads. I don’t think it’s a surprise to find out that I turn to Austen when I need comfort, or that I reread Pride and Prejudice every year. So I have, [...]

The Fancy Nerds: A Brief Manifesto

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