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Sale Blitz and Giveaway! FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS by Diana Peterfreund

We met this author when we went to the Baltimore Book Festival two years ago–she was delightful! I’ve been looking for an excuse to pick up her book ever since… ūüôā A dystopian YA version of Persuasion! What more could you want?   For the Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfeund is on sale! Grab your copy today for $1.99! To celebrate the sale, Diana is sharing an excerpt with us as well as a giveaway! About For the Darkness Shows the Stars: Fans of Divergent will love Diana Peterfreund‚Äôs take on Jane Austen‚Äôs Persuasion set in a post-apocalyptic…

Audiobook Review: THE SECRET DIARIES OF LIZZIE BENNET by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

Lizzie’s “secret” diary written during the timeline of the videos! Squee!   I might be a teensy bit obsessed with¬†Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. The number of times I’ve read the book can’t be counted–I’ve got it in paperback (three copies, I think? No, wait–four. We have the LBD version too), hardcover (twice, at least), digital (two copies? three? not sure), and on audio (again, twice. Not sure why). I’ve owned two copies of the 1995 BBC classic on DVD (two words: COLIN FIRTH), and one of the Keira Knightley one (it’s definitely not the most true-to-the-original version, but…

New Release Review and Giveaway: Only With You by Cecilia Gray (Jane Austen Academy #5)

Are you a Jane Austen fan? (Seriously, who isn’t? ūüėČ ) Give this series a try! Only With You¬†by¬†Cecilia Gray (The Jane Austen Academy Series #5) Publication date: May 2014 Genres:¬†Romance,¬†Young Adult Synopsis: Dive into the fabulous, fun lives of six Academy girls as their friendships are tested, torn and ultimately triumph‚ĶEmma has it all ‚Äď looks, money, and luck. It‚Äôs not like she keeps it all to herself ‚Äď she‚Äôs totally committed to helping those less fortunate. AKA, everyone. She invites her heartbroken friend to help with a weekend charity event with an eye to matchmake, but when that…

What I’m Reading: A Week in Review as NaNoWriMo Approacheth…. (10-26-13)

Mini Moe #2 and I are headed over the border today–to the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake to see Our Betters by W. Somerset Maugham. It’s kind of last minute–a friend had extra tickets. Their website¬†says it’s similar to¬†Downton Abbey, which we’ve both watched and liked…well, MM#2 liked it until she saw the season finale last year. Since then she’s been a little bitter; hopefully nothing like that will happen this afternoon. It’s recommended for ages 14 and up–fingers crossed that I won’t have to spend too much time covering her eyes. NaNoWriMo begins this Friday! Don’t worry–still¬†plenty of time to…

What I’m Reading: Week in Review (10-20-13)

All three Moes woke up bright and early this morning to drive down to (sunny, thank goodness–it’s been a rainy few days) Buffalo, New York to take part in the Gold and Blue Star Military Family Tribute Walk. All¬†proceeds from the event will go towards a memorial for all the western New Yorkers (so far there have been 64) who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of the sponsors was our very own Buffalo Sabres, and several current and former players were there to show their support. The Mini Moes cornered Cody Hodgson (a goal-scorer in…

Week in Review: What I’m Reading (10-11-2013)

While watching the latest version of¬†Emma with Mini Moe #2 to get ready for the first two episodes of Emma Approved (latest offering from Pemberley Digital, the lovely people who brought us The Lizzie Bennett Diaries), I was suddenly struck with an idea for my NaNo novel. (This is huge, because it usually doesn’t happen until panic mode has set in, somewhere around October 31st. If at all.) For whatever reason, I was fixated on Jane Fairfax this time around, and just how rotten Frank Churchill treats her. To be fair, it does usually bother me, but this time I…

Books on Sale: Get Ready for Pemberley Digital’s Emma Adaptation with the Kindle Daily Deal!

  If you watched last year’s breakout YouTube series¬†The Lizzie Bennet Diaries,¬†¬†a modern retelling of¬†Pride and Prejudice¬†(and if you haven’t, why the heck not? It’s beyond addicting, and at least now you can watch all 100 episodes back-to-back and not have to wait a¬†painfully¬†long time to see William Darcy, or their first kiss, or….), then you probably know that the next full-length adaptation in the works is Austen’s¬†Emma,¬†to be called¬†Emma Approved. (Twitter handle: @EmmaApproved. On Facebook at Emma Approved.) Today’s Kindle Daily Deal includes more than twenty titles that are “great reads for college students”. Six of the titles are…

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