Book Review: The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 320 pages

Published: May 26, 2020

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Genre: Historical Fiction, Austenesque Fiction 

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Books To “Fall” Over

Fall is finally here! Autumn, one of my favorite seasons, has finally arrived. And although there are many pleasurable activities you do in the fall, one of my favorites, of course, is reading, preferably outside. There is no better feeling than curling up in a reading chair or a nice bench under a tree with a good book. The right book can either make you have an enjoyable reading season or a dull one. To make sure you have the former, here are some great book selections that go great with the upcoming cooler weather:
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Ten Best Film/TV Austen Adaptations

Jane Austen has such a profound effect on popular culture, more than any other author. Hollywood loves adapting her books and we, the viewers, just can’t get enough of them. Although this is day is the anniversary of Austen’s death, let us not think of the bad but about the great things that would not exist without her writings. Last week, we talked about book adaptations, now we are talking about film/TV adaptations. Here are, what I think, the best Austen adaptations on film or TV:

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Characters I Didn’t Click With

Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Today’s post is:

Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With”

This took awhile since I had to differentiate between characters I disliked and characters I didn’t click with:

51oYEfb+0WL._SL3001 & 2. Rachel and Amy Watson from The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

Amy was clingy and whiny and Rachel was just depressing all the time. Probably one of the reasons I didn’t like the book that much.

 

 

 

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3. Frank Churchill from Emma by Jane Austen

He is not as bad as George Wickham and I understand that he needed to conceal his engagement with Jane Fairfax…but you’re telling me he couldn’t find another way to hide it other than flirting with another woman, especially in front of his fiance?

 

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4. Kim from Don’t Get Me Wrong by Marianne Kavanagh

Understood where she was coming from but had hard time feeling sorry for her, especially when some of the problems that were caused were of her own doing.

 

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5. Edmund Bertram from Mansfield Park by Jane Austen 

He is not a bad character. It’s just…I feel that Fanny deserved better. I am rereading Mansfield Park now so maybe my perception of him will change.

 

 

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6. Robinson Crusoe from Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Both him and the book was soooo boring!

 

 

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7. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 

She was just a very bad narrator. It was difficult for me to get through the story because of her.

 

 

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8. Lemuel Gulliver from Gulliver’s Travles by Johnathan Swift

Same reason I gave for Robinson Crusoe.

 

 

 

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9. Shea Rigsby from The One & Only by Emily Giffin 

Maybe it was the type of relationship that she was pursuing but I just couldn’t emotionally click with Shea like I usually do in Giffin’s other novels.

 

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10. Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Sometimes his passion for revenge got the best of him.

 

 

 

What characters did you not click with?