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Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict
Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict | Laurie Viera Rigler
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Read Laurie Viera Rigler's posts on the Penguin Blog.After nursing a broken engagement with Jane Austen novels and Absolut, Courtney Stone wakes up and finds herself not in her Los Angeles bedroom or even in her own body, but inside the bedchamber of a woman in Regency England. Who but an Austen addict like herself could concoct such a fantasy? Not only is Courtney stuck in another womans life, she is forced to pretend she actually is that woman; and despite knowing nothing about her, she manages to fool even the most astute observer. But not even her level of Austen mania has prepared Courtney for the chamber pots and filthy coaching inns of nineteenth-century England, let alone the realities of being a single woman who must fend off suffocating chaperones, condom-less seducers, and marriages of convenience. This looking-glass Austen world is not without its charms, however. There are journeys to Bath and London, balls in the Assembly Rooms, and the enigmatic Mr. Edgeworth, who may not be a familiar species of philanderer after all. But when Courtneys borrowed brain serves up memories that are not her own, the ultimate identity crisis ensues. Will she ever get her real life back, and does she even want to?
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booksbrewsandbooze
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book. I‘m not super knowledgeable of Jane Austen‘s works, having only read Emma, but that didn‘t take away from my enjoyment of the book.📚

Of course, had I known all the references, my experience would have been richer, but it didn‘t disrupt the flow of the book or render confusion. [review continues in comments] #booksbrewsandbooze #confessionsofajaneaustenaddict 📚

booksbrewsandbooze
I think humor is one of the hardest things to write about and the author did so well with it, making me laugh out loud at times, which not every book can boast!

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booksbrewsandbooze There was one scene that drove me and my froomie (friend/roomie) crazy, and it was the scene in London where the main character meets someone coming out of a shop. Saying no more because I don‘t want to give spoilers, but good gravy, that was nuts! 9mo
booksbrewsandbooze #Time travel, literature, love, humor, sassy women, sensitive men: This book is quite complex in certain areas. I wonder if the author wrote a book from the actual Jane‘s perspective, as a companion to this Courtney-centric story? Hmmmm...
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jesstcats
Panpan

December Book Club pick, a silly book that tells the story of Courtney who lives in the present day but somehow wakes up one morning as Jane Mansfield in an Austen-like world. The book ends abruptly.

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CrowCAH
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#XmasXstitchExchange

@Kdgordon88 you really outdid your amount in gifts; this is too much! I LOVE IT ALL!!!

Your stitches on the stocking and Noel ornament is gorgeous! Can‘t wait to use the magnetic needle holder.

One can never have too much Austen stuff: the books are unique and soon I‘ll be able to read the 2019 calendar!

Art, matey, a hearty thank ye for the Pirates Night Before Christmas book and magnets! 🏴‍☠️

vkois88 ❤❤❤❤ 12mo
Kdgordon88 I am so glad you like everything! Shopping for this swap was one of the highlights of my Christmas. I did not stitch the stocking but what‘s Christmas without a stocking. Merry Christmas! 🎁🎄 12mo
CrowCAH @Kdgordon88 oh, I thought you had, it was cross stitched after all 😆 Yes, thank you so much! Merry Christmas 🎄 12mo
LeahBergen Lovely! I need that P&P edition with recipes. 😍😍 12mo
CrowCAH @LeahBergen wow one you don‘t have yet?! 12mo
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TheBookkeepersApprentice
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I just finished this and found it an easy, fun, quick read!

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Lady-Wentworth
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"I refuse to make my destiny a lifetime of nights in the arms of yet another man I don't care about but want to care about because the alternative is being alone..."

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rubyslippersreads
Shopping con Jane Austen | Laurie Viera Rigler
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So excited to have gotten my match for the #JaneAustenSwap! I've already started stalking and shopping. 😊

Sophoclessweetheart So exciting! This is probably the best Litsy swap ever lol x 2y
Kalalalatja I‘m so excited for this swap! 2y
mabell That's perfect!! 😂😂❤️❤️ 2y
LeahBergen I‘ve already been shopping up a storm. 😂 2y
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DarcysMom
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Mehso-so
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Jerame2999 I‘m sure you have said this but what tracking app do you use? 2y
DarcysMom @Jerame2999 I use Map My Walk. 2y
Heideschrampf Today: the head of a trumpeting elephant! 🐘 2y
DarcysMom @Heideschrampf That is fantastic! Elephants are my favorite! 🐘❤🐘❤🐘 2y
Heideschrampf 🐘😍it's like cloud gazing! 2y
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DarcysMom
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CrowCAH Sounds like a me novel! 2y
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BookInMyHands
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Mehso-so

I read this one many years ago and remember liking it passably, but when I listened to it recently it made me feel anxious.

For a Jane Austen addict I thought the main character was clueless about the period and the consequences of her actions. I do like the idea of the story: a modern woman wakes up in England during the Regency Period.

#audiohealing

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Christinak
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Clwojick
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Yes!!! This looks wonderful!

#LibraryWishlist #NeverEndingTBR

Have any of my fellow Littens read this book? Would you recommend? Please let me know. ☺️

Bluebird Sorry to say....I hated it! DNF. 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Lovely to see so many #janeites dressed in their finest at Jane Austen House.
But this lady actually sat in the garden and read. #bestfangirlever #janewouldapprove #lifegoals #janeausten200

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SG2014
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Mehso-so

I wanted something that required no brain power or emotional energy to read...this passes. But I was also pretty much annoyed with the Jane the entire time. Every chapter started with "how do I get pack to my real life?". If you're a Jane Austen addict and you wake up to find yourself in Jane Austen time, shouldn't you be at least moderately excited?
A few good lines through the book but overall, just a "meh".

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SG2014
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After a week full of irritating drama at work and having to play mind games with colleagues, this quote rings particularly true. #cantwealljustbefriends?

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SG2014
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When it's foggy and rainy and the brain has quit for the day, a bubble bath with a light book is in order.
No books were harmed in the making of this photo.

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Christinak
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This book from my daughters used book haul today looks like it could fit with #getawaysgonewrong from modern LA to Regency England... most definitely it fits yesterday's #timetravel

#sizzlinsummerbooks #getawaysgonewrong

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stacybmartin
Mehso-so

Not bad, just a little boring. But, I already have the sequel so that's gonna be up next!

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stacybmartin
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Next up on #labsoundtrack!

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Nancethepants
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As an Austen fan, this was a pleasant gift to receive. And now I am SO glad I didn't pay money for it! A modern-day California woman finds herself in Regency England, and she then spends 250 pages learning the same lesson about selfish behavior ad nauseum. Multiple men from her past are mentioned, but the relationships are never revisited in a healthy way -- she just falls in love with a new guy and regurgitates lines from superior books. Blech.

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Lizpixie
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#riotgrams #day28 #bookishconfession I have a raging case of Tsundoku - a Japanese word that means buying books and letting them pile up unread. Combine that with the bibliophile in me and you have a tbr that has more coming in than going out.🤦🏻‍♀️

Gayan Hello, my name is Gayan and I bought 29 books this month. 3y
LeahBergen Right there with ya! 3y
Lizpixie I just added mine up, and it comes to 46 books! And that's not counting books I was gifted & my PBC books. I have no self control🤷🏻‍♀️ 3y
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drbethandherkindle 🙋🏼Similar situation for me, but with my kindle and library books 3y
moranadatter I suspect most Littens do. 3y
BethFishReads And your point is ... 😉 3y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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A couple of Jane Austen's inspired tales/re-imaginings. Aren't the covers pretty? #feistyfeb #fanfic #homage #fanfichomage @RealLifeReading

Dragon Very pretty! Love all things Jane ! 💕 3y
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Bkwurm
Mehso-so

I was in a mood, so I read this and "What Would Jane Austen Do" back-to-back. Both were good, but I liked this one slightly less. WWJAD was more fun and took itself less seriously, which was what I needed. On its own, this one gets a ??, but as a comparison, it gets the "meh."

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Leelee08
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I'm pretty excited about finding these for $1 at a thrift store....anything to feed the Jane Austen addict in me!🎩💍💘

BooksTeasAndBookishThings Jealous!! 😍📚 3y
Leelee08 @BooksTeasAndBookishThings I couldn't believe I found them! 😍 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Haha I bet! Great find 😊 3y
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Yamich49 @Leelee08 Ahh! I have both of these - great finds!! 3y
Leelee08 @Yamich49 Yay!🤓 3y
UwannaPublishme I must check these out! I just read Sense and Sensibility for the first time. Trying to catch up on the classics. 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 I read 'Confessions' a few years ago and remember it was fun. Hope you enjoy your treasures. 3y
Leelee08 @UwannaPublishme Sense and Sensibility is a great one! 3y
Leelee08 @kaysreadinglife Thanks!😄 3y
Sydsavvy How fun! What's the name of the one underneath? 3y
Leelee08 @Sydsavvy Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict 😊 3y
Sydsavvy Bahaaaa!!! That's even better! 3y
Leelee08 @Sydsavvy Right?! I love this set😍 3y
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