My Top Five Weekly Finds Online

What a remarkable week we've had in NJ. We felt an earthquake on Wednesday and got hit with a hurricane Saturday into Sunday. I hope every one of our members is doing okay and didn't sustain too much property damage if any. With that memorable week behind us, I took a look back to see what I found online that could possibly have stood out among all the other news floating around on the Internet.

5. I thought this was great and had some fun playing with it before sharing it with everyone. It's the Write like Austen - an Austen Thesaurus. An example: I looked up "marriage" and was informed that Jane used this word 246 times in her novels, then I get a list of words I could use in place of "marriage" and the number of times those words appear. After that is a list of words that Jane never used.

4. Erin Blakemore, author of The Heroine's Bookshelf, re-shared the article Mystery of Jane Eyre attic solved. It's an old article but if you haven't read it before I suggest you read it, especially if you are a fan of Jane Eyre.

3. I also discovered The Everything Austen Daily created by Maria Grazia. It's a daily online newspaper that gathers together information posted online that deal with Austenesque topics.

2. They had a great idea over at Indie Jane that I had to both join in on and share with everyone, Dear Jane, "an Indie Jane pen pal program in which Janeites will exchange handwritten letters and/or cards with each other for a six month period."

1. My number one pick this week wasn't all shared this week but the final installment was so I wanted to share it with you in all three parts. Regina Jeffers, an Austenesque author, has written Do You Speak Jane Austen? Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Starting with "abhorrence" and ending with "zealous" she shares definitions and examples of the word in the text.


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