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Daughter of atheists, Catholic convert, mother of two daughters, wife of Tom, living in Dallas ... not always happy but always happy to be Catholic.


Northanger AbbeyNORTHANGER ABBEY.
It began with Northanger Abbey. I'm considering reading this on my podcast so I reread it after having done so many years ago.

(And then Jesse from SFFaudio asked if I wanted to discuss it in November. Hey, I can tell when a book is haunting me.)

I know this was an early work and also that it is not as polished or accomplished as Austen's later books. That being said, I am still... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.47 · 36 ratings · 12 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
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Pride and Prejudice
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Julie Davis Julie Davis said: "Having worked my way through all the Austen I hadn't read, I am now revisiting the one that everyone's read if they've ever picked up Jane Austen. I haven't read this for some time so am interested to see how it will sit now that I have all the other...more "

 
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Julie Davis Julie Davis said: "Now this is interesting. What happens when a Protestant motivational speaker realizes he is in perpetual inner turmoil, goes to a monastery to rest for a week, and takes a monk's advice to explore spiritual practices for a more authentic encounter wi...more "

 
Art: A New History
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The People of the Mist
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Julie Davis is on page 125 of 490 of Pride and Prejudice: Ah, Charlotte Lucas and Mr. Collins. Now we're talking and I am able to see more of Austen's doubling in the way that we did in Sense and Sensibility. Charlotte mirrors Mr. Bennet and Mr. Collins matches Mrs. Bennet. I can imagine in 20 years time a similarly unsatisfactory marriage of sheer toleration on one side and contemptible simplicity on the other. Fascinating.
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"Bryan wrote: "Part of the fun is seeing how people and events you know turn up. For example, I think Turing's relatively small presence in the book as...more "
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"That's what I thought. And it turned out to be so. "
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Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
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Entertaining and I liked the world Briggs builds here as well as Mercy's personality. I am pretty tired of urban fantasy and it was only my daughter Rose's recommendation that made me try it. The middle sags as it gets too deep into werewolf dominanc...more
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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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Having worked my way through all the Austen I hadn't read, I am now revisiting the one that everyone's read if they've ever picked up Jane Austen. I haven't read this for some time so am interested to see how it will sit now that I have all the other...more
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Emma by Jane Austen
Emma
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What a terrific book! I'd heard about how unlikable Emma is as a character and I have to disagree. Yes, she can be infuriating but she is truly sorry for her mistakes, tries to change, and has a sense of humor when she catches herself falling back in...more
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The Sacred Year by Michael Yankoski
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"Good idea, simplistic story. I could guess every big plot point and stopped reading halfway through. "
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“People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.”
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“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
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Julie Davis Patrick wrote: "Thank you for doing what you do, Julie. You make my life better by being in it, even if only peripherally. More importantly, you make the world a better place."

My goodness, thank you! :-)


Patrick Thank you for doing what you do, Julie. You make my life better by being in it, even if only peripherally. More importantly, you make the world a better place.


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