|My guess is that we'll get a foot of snow after this week and we'll be cold through Easter. :( But my blog is changing to spring for March, no matter the weather!|
I got this book for my 15th birthday, and I doubt that even the perils of weeding through/condensing my books for college will convince me to part with it. It is split into four sections that cover status, inheritance, everyday activities, romance, and social gatherings. There is quite a bit of regency history in this book, but it is presented in such a charming way, one has no idea how much one is learning until the end!
The writing is witty, and emulates Jane Austen's style without exactly copying her. The titles to each 1-5 page section are often funny, like "How to Marry Off Your Daughter" or "How to Elope to Scotland". There are plenty of references to Jane Austen's books throughout the piece, both obvious and sly. It was fun to catch all the references and match them to the right book.
|This is from a section titled "How to Attend a Ball"|
There are dozens of cute pictures and diagrams throughout the book, adding to its plentiful charm. Overall, this is a great book for anyone interested in a light read, laughs, and learning all in one!