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Category Archive — jane austen

Word of the Week (154)

They called it the unsinkable ship. That was probably the first mistake, setting expectations too high. On April 10, 1912, the RMS Titanic left port in Southampton, England for its maiden – and only – voyage across the Atlantic. (Technically, it didn’t even get across the Atlantic, so there’s also that.) As one of the […]

Dear Mr. Knightley

Samantha Moore has always found more comfort in books than in real life. After years of instability in the foster system, she finds herself hiding behind fictional characters and their quotes, unable to connect well with others. But now that she’s on her own, everything is about the change. Sam is given a scholarship to […]

Word of the Week (153)

Bookworms, today we celebrate the birthday of Washington Irving, an American historian who also gave us “The Legend of Sleepy Hallow” and “Rip Van Winkle.” I remember reading about Rip and I used to think it was great that he got to sleep for such a long time, but clearly I missed the point of […]