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 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 II

  In my previous post, I began a who-knows-how-long series on homeschooling. I consider myself to be an authority on the subject, considering that I am, after all, homeschooled. This post, I think, is about the 'funny stuff': all the humour related to the fascinating and mysterious world of homeschoolers. So: questions. In no particular order,…

Homeschooler, Part I

So...I homeschool. I love it. And at times, hate it. And at others, feel absolutely no emotion towards the entire practice. But I have perspective (not much, but some), because I saw how the other half lives. I went to school. And left. Now, I don't want to sound like a snob (see just about…