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As a native of Colorado and a first-generation American, I instinctively look west. All my life, layers of blue mountains have shaped my horizon, and the endless prairie ends at my home in the foothills of the Rockies. Sometimes my mountains are swathed in snow, sometimes they're dry and desolate. But they're always enchanting. They dictate our wind and our weather. They magnetize and electrify our lives. They hold a promise of riches and are a great equalizer. They are unforgiving. They are fragile.

My stories are shaped by my landscape. Whether I write of Regency England or Boulder, Colorado or places and spaces in between, I retell the myths born out of living in a land of little water and great beauty. I do believe the landscape of the

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I have long wanted to read up on India, knowing that I have an appalling lack of real understanding of the country, region, its history, and the dynamics around that history. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster has been on my shelf for years, but this year I put it on my TBR Pile Challenge list and hence read it.

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Historical fiction ends up being our genre for January, which means we will read non-fiction in February. Vote for which book you would like to read next month. Last day to vote is Tuesday, December 16.

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“Reading is like breathing. Reading the classics is like breathing highly oxygenated air.”
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“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
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“It is a long way to Ireland, Janet, and I am sorry to send my little friend on such weary travels: but if I can't do better, how is it to be helped? Are you anything akin to me, do you think, Jane?"

I could risk no sort of answer by this time: my heart was still.

"Because, he said, "I sometimes have a queer feeling with regard to you - especially when you are near me, as now: it is as if I had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly and inextricably knotted to a similar string situated in the corresponding quarter of your little frame. And if that boisterous channel, and two hundred miles or so of land some broad between us, I am afraid that cord of communion will be snapt; and then I've a nervous notion I should take to bleeding inwardly. As for you, - you'd forget me.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.”
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“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
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Meredith (Austenesque Reviews) Thanks for accepting my friend request. I enjoyed your book very much! I loved the compilation of different Austen characters and books, as well as, the original ideas and stories you created.

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Jane Greensmith Thanks for the comment about Intimations of Austen--so glad you enjoyed my stories! They were truly a labor of love.

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Beth Hi Jane,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Goodreads author!
- Beth

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Laura Thanks for the friend request!

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M.J. Johnson Hi Jane,
Thanks for the friending me. I've only recently become a member and still trying to negotiate my way around Goodreads - is it me or is it unnecessarily complicated?
Take care

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Jane Greensmith Just you! :)

It does take a little getting used to, but I love GR and find it the best social networking site, bar none.


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