evenings with Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey

Earlier this summer, I was on a Jane Austen kick (we'd just got back from a busy vacation and were dealing with sickness--and all I wanted were cosy, comfort reads or films). Persuasion My first Jane Austen craving was a desire to re-watch the 1995 Persuasion adaptation, starring Amanda Root. [read more] about evenings with Jane Austen

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim

On Saturday, friends of ours generously offered to babysit our three so David and I could go see Pacific Rim. The best time for us ended up being an afternoon showing in 3D--and we very nearly had a private viewing. My thoughts: 1. *squee* giant ROBOTS! 2. Wow. I have NO interest in ANY of the [read more] about Pacific Rim

you can keep your Mr. Darcy

I prefer the other adaptation of Persuasion, but this Captain Wentworth is handsomer. Yes, I'm shallow that way.

I have nothing against Mr. Darcy, really. Like almost every woman out there, I enjoy the Colin Firth/Jennifer Ehle Pride and Prejudice  but Mr. Darcy does not set my heart aflutter. I'm sure he and Elizabeth Bennet will deal very well together, but I don't envy her good fortune. Sure, he's rich and [read more] about you can keep your Mr. Darcy

a list for wednesday

1. I have a guest post on atypical fantasy protagonists up at the Turtleduck Press blog. Come check it out! 2. Also,  you might've noticed I'm doing interviews and guest posts recently. This is my Low-Key Sorta Blog Tour for Rainbird's release. I'm happy to do more of these, so if you have an [read more] about a list for wednesday