Jurassic Austen: Bellopteryx sorori, aka Jane Bennet

 Bellopteryx sorori Common name: Jane Bennet Description: Bellopteryx sorori was so beautiful that she was sometimes confused for an angel. She had a disposition to match: kind, generous, forgiving, and seeing the best in all the dinosaurs around her. Even … Continued

On the Trail with Darcy and Lizzy: Harpers Ferry

In honor of National Trails Day, I’m posting the final entry in “On the Trail with Darcy and Lizzy.” I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the views and sights along the trip taken by Darcy and Elizabeth in Boots & Backpacks. … Continued

Good Company to be had at the JASNA Pittsburgh Austen Festival

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Recently I had the pleasure of spending the day with “clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation” at the JASNA Pittsburgh chapter 2015 Austen festival: On the Road with Jane Austen: Travel, Translation and Transformation. It started … Continued

Ranking the kiss scenes of Austen screen adaptations

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Yes, I’ve suffered through multiple watchings of kiss clips to bring you this very important list. A few notes: These rankings do not necessarily reflect my opinion on the adaptation itself. They are based on subjective “feels” elicited by JUST the kiss that brings the couple … Continued

On the Trail with Darcy and Lizzy: Hawk Mountain and The Pinnacle

At this point in Darcy and Elizabeth’s Boots & Backpacks hike, readers get to meet a couple of important characters: Marianne Dashwood and Christopher Brandon! They both work at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, the world’s oldest educational and scientific organization dedicated … Continued