An Austenesque Advice Column

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…

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Today in Pride and Prejudice: Really, Darcy? REALLY?

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…

“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…

Family Shopping List

Suppose that the Bennet household had a communal shopping list tacked up on a wall somewhere. Very un-Jane Austen, I know, but it helps get my point across. Suppose that various family members wrote down what they wanted purchased, allowing us a glimpse into their lives. This is unfortunately a file, because WordPress' selection of fonts is…