A Most Excellent Essay

Hello, Gentle Reader, as the ever-quotable Miss Manners would say. This post is going to be really short--just a link, really. I am subscribed to the Jane Austen Centre's newsletter, and ever so regularly, a bunch of random, Jane Austen-related news pops into my inbox. Along with a bunch of advertisements for their gift shop,…

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My Weekend

Hello dears! Happy Monday! I hope the transition to the new week was a pleasant one, and that you didn't realize, upon waking at 6:30, that the car was low on gas and you might need to take the 6:45 train to get to your 8:00 math class. Usually, I don't hop onto the "oh,…

Back to (Home) School

I don't know about you, but where I'm from, homeschoolers' summer vacation is a depressing thing. For one thing, we don't see each other during the summer; co-op's not starting until September, and we're all fairly spread out. For another, most of us still have homework in one form or another. I, for instance, have…

The Old Foreign Movie Post

Hmm. I may need to rethink that title. But it describes the subject of this post very well, and describes my current inability to think up good titles. At this point, you may be thinking: "What on Earth is Miss Eliza doing? Foreign Films? I thought this was a Jane Austen blog!" I apologize, dear…

The Four Fictional Characters Tag

So...I got tagged for the Four Fictional Characters Tag (thanks, Rae!) The Rules: Link back to the person who tagged you List four fictional characters (use pictures if you want! They can be from movies or books) and, if you like, describe what they're like and why you believe they relate to you Tag a…

Homeschooler, Part V

This is most likely the last post of my Homeschooling series. Yes, I'm sad, but I'm also excited to get back to the world of Jane Austen. I've had ideas stewing... In all fairness, I shouldn't act as if this were the end of everything, because it isn't. I will publish other Homeschooling posts, and…

Homeschooler, Part IV

Hello, dear reader! This post tackles the strange and wonderful world of two things which do not mix well: Homeschooling and College. Scared yet? I think the prospect of college terrifies all of us, unless you're my brother, who can't wait to get the heck out of here. But strange, wanderlust-filled creatures aside, we see…

Homeschooler, Part III

This morning, I met a mother who had decided that next year, she was going to homeschool her son. As the only homeschooler in the room, I was pulled into the conversation and asked if I had any advice. Here it is, friends: You will have many panic attacks. Yes, that is my advice to…