Book Review: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Manga

Book Title: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Manga
Adapted by: Stacy King

“I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.”
Lizzie Bennett in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Final Verdict: A great way to first experience Austen’s works, or a new medium for long time fans.

For the full review, click the name of the book.


Random News: Jane Austen Fun

Hello Lovely Readers,

So some exciting Jane Austen news inspired me to share some fun Jane Austen inspired finds with you. It might have helped that I have recently been to Bath and the Jane Austen museum!

So the news is that a 2003 radio performance of Mansfield Park is going to be re-broadcast starting on 12 May on Radio 4 at 2pm. Even better is that David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch are both in the cast! This was before they were as well known as they are today. You can read more information about the play here. It is a nice celebration for the 200th anniversary of the book’s release. I have never read Mansfield Park, but I am looking forward to hearing this play!

So as I was inspired by that news I found a wonderful resource with information on how to throw a Pride and Prejudice party, here. It has some great ideas about invitations, food, and decorations. I think it sounds like fun and maybe Frances and I will try out some of the ideas!

Next are a pair of quizzes from Buzzfeed which are a lot of fun. The first is to find out Which Jane Austen Heroine You Are. It takes less than five minutes. I was at a bit of a disadvantage as I have only read/seen Pride and Prejudice, so I was unfamiliar with my result of Elinor Dashwood. However, I like the description and will have to read Sense and Sensibility.

The second quiz is to find out Which Jane Austen Hero is Your Soulmate. I was very excited to find out that apparently Mr. Darcy is my Soulmate. Clearly this is awesome news, unfortunately I think Mr. Darcys are in short supply!

Lastly, this is one of my all time favorite videos and hopefully you guys will enjoy it as much as I do!

Until next time,


Book Review: Newt’s Emerald

Book Title: Newt’s Emerald

Author: Garth Nix

“Truthful stared down at his set face, and fought back the urge to cry. No-one had ever spoken to her like that before, but fear soon gave way to her own anger.”
Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix

Final Verdict: A fun read, with elements for everyone, and makes you smile as you read it!

For the full review, click the name of the book.