The Jane Austen Book You’ve Never Heard Of

The Jane Austen Book You’ve Never Heard Of

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Attention Austenites! Here is something you might not know…   23,000 words of a novel that has come to be known as ‘Sanditon‘ were left behind by Jane Austen in the months before her death, and it continues to cause controversy!     Image Courtesy of History Things   The tale follows Mr. Parker and his attempts to turn the town of Sanditon into a popular bathing spot like Brighton, England, and to get the apparently generous Lady Denham to fund this. In true Austen fashion, the goings on are observed through the eyes of Charlotte, an unmarried outsider.    …

Listen to These 14 Awesome Audiobooks on the Go

Listen to These 14 Awesome Audiobooks on the Go

Busy as we are this summer, it can be hard to pack extra reading time into our schedules. Even if you have some time to spare during lengthy road trips, flipping pages becomes somewhat challenging on the go and not to mention it’s extremely laborious for your eyes. Also, if traveling with your family would jeopardize your sanity, our recommendation is to download audiobooks. With enticing voices narrating these addictive stories, the audiobooks will enable avoidance from meaningless conversations. If you intend on traveling alone, these downloads will enhance your journey by distracting you from the solitude.   Even if you don’t …

UK Politician Calls Jane Austen “One of Our Greatest Living Authors”

UK Politician Calls Jane Austen “One of Our Greatest Living Authors”

Attempting to pay tribute to Jane Austen and her recent commemoration on the £10 note, Conservative Parliament member Andrea Leadsom made an embarrassing gaffe. Leadsom called Austen one of the U.K.’s “greatest living authors”…despite the fact that Austen died 200 years ago this month.    Leadsom quickly corrected herself, stating Austen is one of their “greatest ever writers”, but the damage was already done. All manner of Twitter raconteurs weighed in, milking the slip for all it’s worth:   BREAKING: Andrea Leadsom devastated to learn of Jane Austen’s passing. Cancels today’s photo-op with William Shakespeare as mark of respect — Dave …

Who Said What: Have You Been Quoting These Sayings Incorrectly?

Who Said What: Have You Been Quoting These Sayings Incorrectly?

As words spread from mouth to mouth, sometimes it is inevitable that original sayings will undergo some degree of change. Despite what that friend posted on social media, chances are, Mark Twain or Ghandi probably didn’t say that. Take this quiz to see if you’ve been misquoting or misattributing these famous sayings.     Featured Image Courtesy of Know Your Meme