Anne of the Island, Anne with an ‘e’

Remember, when way back in January, I was noodling around with the idea of some Anne-inspired posts? Well, nine months later, this is the first post devoted entirely to Anne of Green Gables. She's made appearances in other posts, but this is the first one that's all Anne. I know, I know, this is supposedly a…

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One Year

So. This blog, my little corner of the internet, has been around for a year. I know, it doesn't sound like much, but one year ago, while suffering from a particularly bad bout of insomnia, I started this little blog. And here's a confession: many, many of my posts have been written at some insanely…

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,…

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 Book Was Better”

How often have we all heard or spoken that line? Be it a classic or a New York Times Bestseller, the movie rarely lives up to our lofty ideals. It's not a new thing, either. Following is a list of movies, which, in my opinion did not live up to their books, starting with-gasp!-Pride and…