Sep 222017

Greetings my Austenesque-loving friends!  I am so excited to celebrate my blog’s Blogiversary with you today!  I cannot believe I’ve been blogging 8 years already! That seems like such a high number for something I feel didn’t start too long ago!  But I guess it has!

It has been a wonderful blog journey for me these past eight years and that is because of you lovely readers and wonderful authors!  Readers – thank you so much for your participation, support, and conversation!  I love our chats and your sharing, and I am so happy to get to know many of you through our love of Jane Austen.  Authors – thank you for the stories you write, the friendships, and the visits!  My blog is richer for your presence!

I am thrilled to celebrate this year’s blogiversary with some charts and graphs!!  Woot woot! Any chart or graph fans in the house?

As you may remember, I asked readers of my blog to fill out a Quick-Fire Question survey about Pride and Prejudice!

Well, the results are in and we can all take a gander to see where some trends lie, what answers are popular, and which ones are more unique!  I hope you enjoy!

*Anytime I use ‘Misc. Answers’ is when there were many options that only have one write-in vote.

~ Quick-Fire Questions: Pride and Prejudice Survey ~


  • I think it is interest that the Hunsford/First Proposal has more than double the votes than Darcy’s Second Proposal.

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Sep 102017


Hi everyone!  I’m so happy to announce a lucky winner today!

I’m so thankful to Nancy Lawrence for her lovely visit to Austenesque Reviews!  It was so great to meet her original character Captain Robert Bingley and to see his encounter with Mary Bennet in the library at Nethefield.  I cannot wait to spend more time with these characters and begin reading Mary and the Captain next week!

Also I’d like to say thank you to Nancy for sponsoring a very lovely giveaway of her Netherfield Library Prize Pack with her visit!  What a bevy of lovely treats including one signed copy of Mary and the Captain!

And a big thank you to everyone who stopped by and read and commented on Nancy’s post!  Your support and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated! Continue reading »

Sep 062017


Hi friends!  I can’t tell you how much I look forward to doing this post each month!  I love hearing what is going on in your lives, and feel like it is our chance to catch up with each other a little! 😉

August is always a fun month for us – it is my birthday month and we usually go on vacation at the end of the month!  So I have a few reasons to love it. 🙂

For my birthday, I got some lovely Austenesque and bookish goodies…

Spoiled rotten, aren’t I?  I am very excited to own a lovely Jane Austen coin!  And I am so happy to own some childhood classics that I’ve never read like Anne of Green Gables and A Little Princess.  And I specifically wanted to get Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland so I can appreciate and understand Alexa Adams’s new tale Darcy in Wonderland all the better! 🙂 Continue reading »