• The Wit & Wisdom of Jane Austen

    The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen | 11 Favorite Quotes

    The Wit & Wisdom of Jane Austen in 11 Favorite Quotes Welcome back to another post in the Jane Austen January blog post series. If you missed the last post in the series, you can find it here. Last time I gave a list of the most beautiful editions of Jane Austen novels. This time I will be sharing some favorite Jane Austen quotes. I’m sure that many of you know just how many great Jane Austen quotes there are.  I am going to share a mere 11 quotes with you in this post.  1. A Quote About Good Books & Reading “The person, be it…

  • Beautiful Editions of Jane Austen Novels

    Beautiful Editions of Jane Austen’s Novels

    Beautiful Editions of Jane Austen Novels In this next post of our Jane Austen January, I am going to share with you some of the most beautiful editions of Jane Austen novels.  As you may have guessed, there are lots of different editions out there. Some are paperback, while others are hardcover, and so many of them are just gorgeous, I had to write a post about them. 1. Barnes and Noble Collectors Edition Isn’t it just gorgeous? All seven novels are bound into one beautiful book with a stunning cover. The pages are gold-edged and it has a built-in bookmark.  2. Pride and Prejudice…

  • Interesting Facts About Jane Austen

    Interesting Facts About Jane Austen

    Interesting Facts About Jane Austen How much do you know about Jane Austen? In this post I am going to share a list of interesting facts about Jane Austen. Read through them all, and see how many of them you already knew, and which ones taught you something new about this beloved author. If you wish, you can share those in the comment section below. 1. Jane Austen’s Books Were Published Anonymously This might sound a bit absurd, but Jane Austen’s books were originally published anonymously! In a time when it was considered improper for a lady to be writing books, Jane Austen decided to…

  • 2020 Reading Challenge (1)

    2020 Reading Challenge | Free Printable Included

    Want to Join a Reading Challenge? It is now the year, which means it’s time to start planning a reading year that you can be proud of. If you didn’t read my post yet about setting reading goals for a productive reading year, then you can find that post here. If you need something to motivate you to read more books in this new year, then why not try a reading challenge? If you have never done one before, don’t fret. They are relatively easy to do. Benefits of a Reading Challenge You might be wondering why it is such a good idea to join…

  • 3 Simple Steps to a Successful Reading Year

    3 Steps to a Successful Reading Year

    Creating Reading Goals for a More Productive Reading Year 3 Simple Steps for Helping You and Your Child Create and Achieve Reading Goals. What Are Reading Goals? There are many types of reading goals. It all depends on who you talk to, but generally speaking, reading goals by definition are simply little challenges you give yourself to not only get better at reading but also help improve consistency in reading at the same time. This makes them not only great for adults but children as well, especially reluctant readers. Creating feasible reading goals doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming, even when creating them with…

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    7 Essential Tools for Serious Writers That You Might Not Have Considered Yet

    7 Absolute Essential Tools for Writers I am a passionate historical fiction writer who has spent many hours working hard at writing novels, specifically one that takes place in Canada during WWI. While I was working away, I noticed a few things that I had come to rely upon to write my book. I would even venture to call these things essentials that every serious writer should have. I don’t have a very big budget, so I have to keep things as inexpensive as possible, so nothing on this list is extravagant or extraneous. In fact, some of the items are completely free of charge! …

  • Audiobooks Are Vaild

    5 Reasons Audiobooks Are Valid

    Listening to audiobooks is not cheating! Do you or your kids find it hard to take time out of the day to dedicate to reading? You see other people that read over a hundred books a year and you just think ‘I could never do that!’ There is a solution to the problem. That solution is audiobooks! Yes listening to audiobooks counts as reading. Believe me. It’s not cheating! A good percentage of the books I read, is through audiobooks. You can listen to them while cooking, cleaning, gardening and so many other tasks.  And let’s not forget the kiddos. Most kids have a comprehension level that is…