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Member: Austenprose

CollectionsYour library (494)

Reviews161 reviews

TagsJane Austen (378), (212), Fiction (153), Jane Austen Sequel (119), Comedy (86), Romance (82), Pride and Prejudice (70), Historical Fiction (63), Austenesque (47), England (46) — see all tags

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About meI am a bookseller by profession, and an Austen enthusiast by avocation. I am the editor of Austenprose - A Jane Austen Blog and the forthcoming Austen-inspired short story collection Jane Austen Made Me Do It, to be released by Ballantine Books on October 11, 2011.

About my libraryMy library is quite eclectic and reflects my interests and passions over several years.

Major subjects:

Jane Austen: works, vintage editions, critical analysis, illustrators, biographies, films, sequels & spinoffs

18th-19th century: biographies, social customs, needlework, art, architecture, landscaping, & history

20th-century: American Art Pottery

20th-21st century: films, fiction, nonfiction

GroupsAlmack's, Friends of AustenBlog, I Love Jane Austen

Favorite authorsPamela Aidan, Elizabeth Aston, Jane Austen, Stephanie Barron, Carrie Bebris, Jo Beverley, Diana Birchall, Frank Delaney, Monica Fairview, Amanda Foreman, Karen Joy Fowler, Flora Fraser, Diana Gabaldon, Amanda Grange, Claire Harman, Jenni James, Syrie James, Maggie Lane, Diane Meier, Janet Mullany, Jane Odiwe, Beth Pattillo, Rosamunde Pilcher, Alexandra Potter, Laurie Viera Rigler, Myretta Robens, Jane Rubino, Maya Slater, Margaret C. Sullivan, Adriana Trigiani, Lauren Willig (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites

Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Alderwood

Homepagehttp://www.austenprose.com

Also onAmazon, Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

Real nameLaurel Ann

LocationSnohomish, Washington, USA

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/Austenprose (profile)
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Member sinceJun 3, 2008

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Hi Laurel Ann,

Thanks for stopping by my profile page. I got The Private Diary of Mr. Darcy from the Early Reviewer's program here on LT. I think it must be a re-issue of the book since it looks like it's been around for a little while. I read your review and really enjoyed it. Your reviews are always very well done! I really like the book, much more than a lot of the Jane Austen fanfiction I've read. Darcy is much more human and less straight-laced that I thought! ;)
Hi Laurel Ann, I visited your blog and all I can say is WOW! What a wonderful site! Thank you for letting me know about it. I've added it to my "favorites".

You indicate on your profile that you are a bookseller. I was also a bookseller, first at Barnes & Noble at Crossroads, and then at Alderwood when it first opened up. Unfortunately I had to move on to a better paying but not more enjoyable job. I still miss the books (although I visit them regularly!).

Lorie
Laurel Ann, I'm late replying to your message on my page, but thanks for your comments. I was pleased to hear from you; I have been reading Austenprose for quite a while, and if you are the Laurel Ann who posts at Pemberley, you are one of the members whose postings I watch for.

I agree with you on Diana Birchall; her Mrs. Elton is my favorite Austen spin-off. And I'm waiting for Diana Gabaldon to toss off another massive Outlander novel, which I'll read the way my daughters read Harry Potter- up all night to finish by dawn.

The other books I'd grab in case of a fire are G. B. Stern and Sheila Kaye-Smith's "Talking of Jane Austen" (1943) and "More Talk of Jane Austen" (1950), which came together from a used book shop in York twenty-some years ago. They are collections of fun, chatty appreciations of Austen. Those women would have been bloggers if they lived now.
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