Despite this blog taking its name from a Jane Austen book, we don’t actually talk all that much about dear Jane around here. That’s by design, but I did want to share a bit of the Jane Austen goodness I’ve stumbled upon lately.
1. A web series.
I loved the Lizzie Bennet Diaries (though I never really got into Sanditon–is it just me?) and I was thrilled to read that Hank Green Bernie Su will be taking on Emma next in a new web series called Emma Approved. Emma might just be my favorite Jane Austen book (unless it’s Pride and Prejudice, or maybe Persuasion…) so I can’t wait to watch!
(If you’ve never read Emma, grab yourself a free copy here and get reading!)
2. The Austenite Prayer.
The Austenite Prayer: Lord, grant me the good sense of Elinor, the patience of Anne, and the wit of Elizabeth. But mostly, please grant me Mr. Darcy.
Many thanks to Brenna for passing this along.
3. Call Me Maybe meets Sense and Sensibility.
I just met you, and this is crazy, but time alone does not determine intimacy, so here’s a lock of my hair.
Thanks to The Evangelista for this one.
4. Pride and Prejudice, quilted.
5. Sci-Fi Jane Austen.
I know I say reading fanfiction is almost always a bad idea, but I’m still interested in Jennifer Petkus’ new book Jane, Actually: or, Jane Austen’s Book Tour, which puts a sci-fi spin on Jane Austen.
6. A giveaway.
I’m framing my poster from the Jane Austen Festival, but I have an extra for one of you. It’s 11×18 inches. To enter, just leave a comment. Must be 18 or older, continental U.S. only (I can’t afford to ship farther), giveaway ends Friday at midnight EST. Good luck!
Seen any good Austen stuff around lately? Tell us in comments. (If you don’t want to be entered in the giveaway, just say so after your comment. Thanks!)