Saturday, October 26, 2013

Among the Janeites

Book #85 Read in 2013
Among the Janeites by Deborah Yaffe

I love Jane Austen; she is one of my favorite authors.  I've read all of her books; I named my Jack Russell Terrier Emma after Austen's heroine.  But I'm nothing like these hard-core Jane Austen fans described in this book.  They live and breathe Jane Austen.  They attend conferences in Austen period dress, blog daily about her and her works and write fan fiction based on her characters...and I loved hearing all about it.  This book is a must-read one for any true Austen fan.  It refers to Austen's works, explains her appeal to modern readers and is a fun read.

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