Nicole Sharp

Writer, Wanderer and Coffee Lover living "la dolce vita"

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A dash of pride, a smidge of prejudice, a bit of character and a lot of zombies

If you’ve been to a movie theater lately you’ve seen the poster for it. If you are prone to watching commercials you may have been privy to it. If you are a fan like me, you may have watched the trailer and laughed all the way through it with a feeling of “what the hell” which mixed strangely with an appreciative “this isn’t right but it’s awesome.”

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the movie, opened on the 5th of February. I haven’t seen it yet, but I’ve heard the buzz from fans of Jane, fans of zombies, and movie critics. It’s a mixed bag.

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Everything’s Coming Up Jane Austen…

janeI was reading Jane Austen again and I thought for throw back thursday, as the kids are calling it, I’d re-publish an old blog with my thoughts on Ms. Austen.

This one is for you dad!! (again!)

I love Jane Austen, and I am not alone. My sister and I adore Jane Austen. We’ve both read her books, both of us, it seems, always returning to our favorites to read them again and again. My favorite is Persuasion. I first read that book in the Philippines, the farthest you can get from Jane Austen’s England. But it worked somehow; I now recall both the book and the Philippines with great admiration.

While I am a lover of Austen, I am not a member of any of the societies. Did you know there are hundreds of Jane Austen Societies around the world? Much to my father’s chagrin; they do exist. There is the Jane Austen Society of North America, one in Australia, Brazil, Buenos Aires, and of course England. Continue reading

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