It's Monday! What Are You Reading? - Jane spotting book edition

Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary TwistTitle: Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist
Author: Tim Federle
Synopsis:  Congrats. You fought through 'War and Peace', burned through 'Fahrenheit 451', and sailed through 'Moby-Dick'. All right, you nearly drowned in 'Moby-Dick', but you made it to shore — and you deserve a drink!

A fun gift for barflies and a terrific treat for book clubs, 'Tequila Mockingbird' is the ultimate cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring 65 delicious drink recipes — paired with wry commentary on history’s most beloved novels — the book also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout.

Even if you don’t have a B.A. in English, tonight you’re gonna drink like you do. Drinks include:
The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose
The Last of the Mojitos
Love in the Time of Kahlua
Romeo and Julep
A Rum of One’s Own
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margarita
Vermouth the Bell Tolls
and more!
Review:  I saw this book on display in the library and had heard about it but never picked it I picked it up. Flipping through I spotted a drink recipe for Rye and Prejudice
3 ounces grape fruit juice
1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey

Pour the ingredients over ice in a rocks glass, sitting like a complicated heart. We hold no prejudice against marrying up, ladies, but you don't need a castle (or a king) to be a queen.
The book is full of these fun recipes and each drink comes with a witty description of the book. 


Jane Sighting - Again on Jeopardy

I always love when a Jane Austen answer comes up on Jeopardy. This one was on the easier side (I judge by how quickly my mom can answer the question).  

I tried to find the trailer, but couldn't find it in my quick search. If anyone can find it please send it our way!

Thank you to Tracy who sent the link:


Goodreads Monday - The Private Diary of Mr. Darcy

The Private Diary of Mr. DarcyTitle: The Private Diary of Mr. Darcy
Author: Maya Slater
Publication Date: June 15, 2009
Date Added to List: July 25, 2014

Synopsis: Have you ever wondered what Mr. Darcy was really thinking? Find out his secrets in this captivating novel of love, pride, passion, and, of course, prejudice. Mr. Darcy’s intimate diary reveals his entanglements with women, his dangerous friendship with Lord Byron, his daily life in Georgian London, his mercurial mood swings calmed only by fisticuffs at Jackson’s—and, most importantly, his vain struggle to conquer his longing for Elizabeth Bennet.

Why I Wanted to Read It: I've enjoyed other takes on P&P from Darcy's point of view and I was intrigued by this take on placing the novel in a more solid time and place with the introduction of a friendship with Lord Byron. Plus, I love Lord Byron.