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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Six Sentence Saturday

Welcome to Six Sentence Saturday.
Where I try to express my thoughts on recent reads using only 6 sentences!!!!.
At the end of each review I will post a
rating scale of 1-5 using the cute and original (lol) Playing Cards.
Rating scale will be as follows:

5 of Hearts- You must read this book NOW!!
4 of Hearts- A great read, put it on your TBR list.
3 of Hearts- Happy that I read it...a good read.

2 of Hearts- Just O.K but nothing to write home about.
Joker Card - Don't bother (why did I?)


What Would Jane Austen Do? - Laurie Brown
Source: Sourcebooks (free download in celebration of Jane Austen's Birthday)
I read this book during my flight to and from San Diego last week and what a great way to spend my time! This was a fun, light book into the time period of Jane Austen but with a twist! The main character Eleanor is visiting a countryhouse for a costume design convention in the current day, when she unexpectedly encounters two ghosts who whisk her back in time to right a wrong. I loved learning more about the dress from that time period and how Eleanor tried to be convincing that she knew the norms and customs of early English 1800s. I also really liked how the author was able to work in appearance of the real Jane Austen and her sister into the story- very believable and Eleanor's reactions were hilarious! If you're looking for a fun and sometimes steamy Austen variation this one will be sure to satisfy.
My Rating:

23 comments:

  1. Sounds like perfect flight reading! I am glad you enjoyed this one, Staci.

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  2. Hm, I'm not sure this one is for me.

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  3. I tried to download this one but, of course, has computer problems! Glad it was a good read for your plane ride.

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  4. Sometimes froth (aka "a fun and sometimes steamy Austen variation") is just what the doctor ordered. Glad you enjoyed this one :)

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  5. An airplane is a great place to get lost in a book. My only problem is that my legs cramp up. Sounds like this one was a good choice though, knowing how much you love Austen.

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  6. I do not think it comes as a surprise when I say that I want to read this book :)

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  7. I'm glad to hear this one was good and I'm glad to see Six Sentence Saturday. I missed it last week but it sounds like you were absent for a good cause.

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  8. San Diego sounds nice this time of year. Glad you had a good book to read!

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  9. Sounds like a FUN read! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  10. I picked it up as a free download (thanks, Sourcebooks!) - sounds like a good one for the beach :)

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  11. What a great premise! And the cover is very tempting, so to speak!

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  12. Haha! Certainly not the cover I was expecting with this title.

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  13. I am not very sure of this one too.

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  14. Sounds reminiscent of the TV series "Lost in Austen" - i am sure this could be a fun read!

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  15. Great review on this one and a great way to spend your plane trip!

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  16. I have this one as well as a few other free downloads. Looking forward to reading it.

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  17. I won this book ages ago, but just haven't read it yet. Sounds like a fun read.

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  18. I've been busy, you've been busy so I thought I'd just stop by and say hi. Looks like you had a fun trip all the way around what with a fun Jane Austen book to read :)

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  19. I remember when I used to do Six Sentence Saturdays. I should bring that back. I tried to review a book the other night and couldn't think of a lot to say... Perfect for this!

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  20. Sounds like a good read to me although I don't equate Jane Austen with fun or "steamy". Should be an interesting take on Austen.

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  21. Glad to hear that you enjoyed this book. I got a free copy from the download as well and have thought about starting it a couple of times. Sometimes a good light-hearted read is just what you need!

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  22. This is one of those books I just had to have and then never read. It is sitting in Mount Booksuvius patiently waiting to be read. Great review swewetie :)

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