New Obsession: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

In keeping with my trend of being a tragically late adopter of all things awesome, I have recently stumbled on an internet treasure that is not only over, in that I’m guessing everyone else has seen it, but it actually ended yesterday.  This treasure is The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a 100-episode adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice told primarily through the vlog of Lizzie Bennet.

Read on at your own risk – this is an incredibly addictive experience, especially for Jane Austen fans. Seriously, my first episode turned into watching over 20 episodes. Thank goodness most of them are less than five minutes. Continue reading “New Obsession: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries”

Marry, Date or Dump: Rogues from Jane Austen

While no one will ever come between me and Mr. Darcy … you know except for Lizzie Bennet, or 200 years, or the fact that he is fiction … and I will always have a soft spot for Captain Wentworth, Jane Austen didn’t only know how to write upstanding men who resembled knights in shining armor. She also knew a thing or two about crafting the rakes and the rogues. Because some times a lady just wants to throw caution to the wind and give a guy a piece of her hair, or cut a piece of his hair, or even (gasp!) let a suitor call her by her first name. So look at the following fellows, and let us know in the comments who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump.

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