It should be mentioned here that I love reading advice columns. It's always nice to know that someone else is having bigger problems than me. Back when I my local paper carried Miss Manners, that was my go-to column, just because I've always loved the style of it. The paper has since stopped carrying Miss Manners (for… Continue reading An Austenesque Advice Column
Nicely done, Fitzwilliam Darcy. A classy proposal, on all counts. You ticked off all the boxes here: insulted the lady, insulted her family, insulted her way of life--and you snuck in a few words of undying love. Well done. How on Earth could any lady resist? Let's review: You started off pretty well--shocked the lady… Continue reading Today in Pride and Prejudice: Really, Darcy? REALLY?
Today, we talk books. I've told you I love books, haven't I? A caveat, though: I hate ebooks. I mean, why would anyone in their right mind go for a soulless chunk of...what are Kindles and Nooks (and whatever else is out there now) made of?--When they could have this one of these: Real books have… Continue reading Miss Elizabeth Recommends…
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,… Continue reading A Most Excellent Essay
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… Continue reading Homeschooler, Part III