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Mr. Darcy: The Last Man in the World

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Alright! I confess! I'm a Jane Austen addict and I'm obsessed with Pride and Prejudice! Mr. Darcy is my drug! There we go! Out in the open! :) My 3rd P & P 'sequel' in less than a month and definitely the best one I've read so far!
Written by Abigail Reynolds, Mr. Darcy: The Last Man in the World branches off from the middle of P & P, from Darcy's first proposal to Elizabeth. Why does sensible Eliza agree to marry disagreeable Mr. Darcy? Because he kisses her, assuming in his arrogance that she would not refuse him, and is spotted by Colonel Fitzwilliam. Darcy believes Elizabeth returns his love, while she has agreed to marry him only because she believes she has been compromised.
Elizabeth begins her married life with much discontent, despite Darcy's constant attentions. He bestows upon Mrs. Darcy, mistress of Pemberly, all his love, admiration and respect and strives to be a good husband to her. He does, however,  ask her to cut off correspondence w…

5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin

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You know The Oatmeal. Right? If you don't, then you've obviously been living in the mountains, so deep in the forests that you have no contact with civilization.


The Oatmeal! Matthew Inman's comic blog! Well, quick introduction to the twisted genius then - he started the blog in 2009, put up original hilarious comics and became a web sensation! I've been reading his comics for about a year now and they are quite the read! There's a blend of the obscene to the downright stupid, but all of it told in Inman's now famous way become terribly funny. That's why I even bought his book - 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (and Other Useful Guides)! I must warn you that it isn't for the faint hearted - I mean those that get easily offended, just don't read it. It's not worth your time. As for me? Well, it isn't comparable to Calvin & Hobbes or Peanuts, but it's so much fun to be seeing current trends and normal thoughts prese…

Searching for Pemberley

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I'm not insane. I picked this book up on a whim - only because it happened to fall in my line of sight while at the library a few weeks back. I have been reading a bunch of history books of late (my fascination of history being an insatiable one), so I thought this may be fun enough. How utterly wrong I was.


Written by Mary Lydon Simonsen, Searching for Pemberly is set in the post Word War II period - mainly England - when the world is just coming to terms with the disaster of it. The protagonist, Maggie Joyce, leaves her home town of Minooka, a mining town in Pennsylvania, and travels to Germany and England on her job with the AARC. Almost as soon as she settles down in a small room in London, she embarks on a journey to see Jane Austen's world for herself. The world Jane Austen created in P&P, to be precise. The twist? That Jane Austen took a story, of the love between Will Lacey and Elizabeth Garrison, their families and friends, and made it into Pride and Prejudice. Far…