Wednesday Linkapalooza: Do A Little Dance, Make A Little Love Edition


Get Down TonightWe liked this image, which we saw on Kate Beaton’s Twitter feed. These folks are clearly getting down tonight. Click on the pic to see a larger version. It’s worth it, trust. Get down, get down, get down, get down tonight!

Also, Baja Janeite sent us photos from the set of From Prada to Nada and we forgot to post them with the other stuff last week, so here you go.

Alert Janeite Ben sent a link to an online quiz that should not tax the average Janeite overmuch. We’re not quite sure of the point, but it’s a moment of silliness, which we often find cathartic. Never let it be said we are tar-hearted uptight spinster purists at AustenBlog!

Alert Janeite Maria K. sent a link to the Pride and Prejudice game published by Ashgrove Press. The game has been around for about ten years or so, but we’ve had a few e-mails about it in the past few months, so we are going to take a great leap of logic (because we’re just so darned good at it) and guess that there might be Janeites who are not old and jaded like the Editrix are not aware of the delights that await them out there in the Austensphere! (Everyone knows about the Jane Austen Action Figure, right? Right.)

And it’s time once again to vote for the Jane Austen Awards. Full disclosure: AustenBlog is up for Favorite Blog! Vote early and often, as they say back in the Editrix’s ‘hood (and while we should never be so vulgar as to beg for votes, as always, we thank you for your support).

This is an AustenBlog DIY post, so feel free to add Austen-related links of interest that you’ve come across recently in comments or just let us know what’s up in your patch of Janeiteville.

22 thoughts on “Wednesday Linkapalooza: Do A Little Dance, Make A Little Love Edition

    • I was approached a few years back to write a script for a P&P roleplaying game, but I couldn’t do it as I was already writing the JA Handbook at the time (it never rains but it pours), and I’ve never heard it actually came out.


    • Maria L

      I think we need a Jane game for the Wii where we could all actually dance at a ball with our favorite Austen hunk…


  1. Reeba

    That was quick..the voting I mean.
    Left one unvoted, guess which one 😉 (yes, the sequels with vampires etc)

    Just returned from a fabulous location tour of Persuasion (Amanda’s) and S&S (Emma’s) including a long memorable weekend at Barton Cottage.


    • Maria

      It’s not Pride and Prejudice, but it’s still Jane Austen…


  2. Lady on right of the illustration looks taken aback by the gentleman’s getting down tonight! How funny. One wonders with the difference in culture since this image was created, what the heck he was doing? It does not look like any dancing I have seen from that era.

    Congratulations on your nomination Mags. Best of luck. You truly deserve the recognition.

    If you would like to join in re-claiming Pride and Prejudice from the unmentionables, then please head over to Austenprose in June for ‘Pride and Prejudice without Zombies’. It’s an Austen novel event for a whole month including a group read and other stuff.


    • Mandy N

      This group read sounds great fun and I’d love to see P&P reclaimed from the Dead..did I say that aright ? lol !
      Ooh ! Congradulations on Austenblog’s nomination, Mags.


    • I read that, and couldn’t help but think that, while I have enjoyed Mr. McInerney’s novels, his opinions on Catherine Morland lead me to conclude that he’s no Henry Tilney. 😉


  3. Henry Tilney, a Regency Rogue??? I’ve cast a couple of votes in the Jane Austen Awards, and I choked both times when I reached this question. Did they mean Frederick Tilney? Henry Crawford is my favorite rogue, but Henry Tilney is in the Hero camp for sure.


  4. Allison T.

    Completely OT, but I just finished reading Jane Austen by Peter Leithart, having been induced to purchase same by A Baja Janeite’s rave review of it last week, and I was wow’d! Would be a good bio for a newbie who might not demand the fullest level of dates and details, but is especially impressive in its moral, literary and life assessment of JA. The last chapter, and the last sentence in particular, brought tears to my eyes. Can’t recommend it strongly enough.


    • Marty

      I bought Leithart’s book too, along with “Miniatures & Morals” which looks at Jane Austen’s novels from the same perspective as this biography. I liked his approach to MP especially, as a contrast to the way Jay McInerney & Patricia Rozema talk about Fanny. There’s also a new post on Austenonly about Fanny’s attitude to “private theatricals”.


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