5 Best Jane Austen Characters Of All Time!

I was recently in the mood to watch ‘Austenland’ again for the third time, and so I thought it would be fitting to write a post about Jane Austen. She will always be my favorite classical romance writer, and though not all of her novels were amazing, *cough* ‘Northanger Abbey’ *cough*, the characters Jane came up with are each unique and special in their own right. Even though there are no badly written characters in any of her stories – or in the ones I’ve read/watched anyways – I will admit to admiring some characters more than others. Continue reading

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Frankly Speaking

I don’t know if I’m too late or early in posting this, but I saw the video of President Snow’s Panem Address, and I have to say I was somewhat happy about it. Many people like the Hunger Games series for Katniss, Peeta, Gale, Primrose, or maybe even President Snow; others like the messages of victory, hard work and selflessness weaved into the books. Some people may just completely dislike the series, and that’s fine too. Continue reading

5 Reasons Why It’s Awesome to Be a Dog!!!!!

So I just watched the TV premiere of Zapped on Disney Channel – why wouldn’t I? – and I somehow stumbled upon the fact that it’s based on a book called “Boys are Dogs”. Most people would say that’s offensive, but honestly, when you think about it, it’s great to be a dog! Especially when the movie pointed out that girls are cats, and, well, cats are selfish, lazy, and not so fun to have around. Continue reading

The Fault In Our Stars: The Movie

When I first decided to watch ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ it wasn’t because I particularly wanted to, but because I figured it’d make for a good blog post. Then when I realized that it was harder than I had expected to take pictures of the movie screen, I thought I’d just give up on the movie altogether. However, when I tried to leave, I just couldn’t get my bottom off of the seat. Continue reading

Review: Austenland (Austenland #1) by Shannon Hale

0Austenland

by Shannon Hale

Series: Austenland

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance

Publication Date: May 29, 2007

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Synopsis: Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young New Yorker, but she has a secret. Her obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, is ruining her love life: no real man can compare. But when a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become realer than she ever could have imagined. 

Decked out in empire-waist gowns, Jane struggles to master Regency etiquette and flirts with gardeners and gentlemen; or maybe even, she suspects, with the actors who are playing them. It’s all a game, Jane knows. And yet the longer she stays, the more her insecurities seem to fall away, and the more she wonders: Is she about to kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own? Continue reading

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ is Overhyped

If you’re a teenager out in the world that’s heavily influenced by today’s media – including books and movies – then you’ve likely heard of TFIOS, that is ‘The Fault in Our Stars’, written by John Green. If you’re a book nerd like me, then it’s probably even more likely that you read the book just to see what the hype was about. My guess? Continue reading