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Among the Janeites | Deborah Yaffe
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Looks at the culture that exists among devoted followers of Jane Austen, detailing the hidden subtext in the author's novels and the varied people they have inspired.
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Among the Janeites | Deborah Yaffe
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#RedRoseSeptember #AllAroundTheWorld

All around the work are fans of Jane Austen, called Janietes. I‘m a proud supporter! 🥰

arlenefinnigan What a cover! 4mo
Cinfhen 💪🏽😆 4mo
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I enjoyed every minute of this book- so much fun and what a bizarre and interesting subculture

Among the Janeites | Deborah Yaffe
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Starting this one today!💛💙💛#janeausten

MallenNC I read this a while back and remember liking it! Hope you do too. 9mo
Leelee08 @MallenNC I‘m looking forward to it!☺️ 9mo
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Racked up at the used bookstore yesterday!🥰📚👆🏻

MallenNC Among the Janeites was fun 10mo
Leelee08 @MallenNC I‘m excited about it. It was my best find of the day at only $.50🥰😁 10mo
MallenNC @Leelee08 That‘s great! 10mo
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So you think you're a Jane Austen fan? Then the #seriouslyjane Squad rolls into watch the Welcome Film @ The Jane Austen House Museum. 😲
#fangirlgoals #austeninaugust

DivineDiana Wow! 😮 1y
HOTPock3tt 😵 #FanGirlGOALS!! 💜 (edited) 1y
CouronneDhiver Ha! Adorable 1y
8little_paws I have a friend who does this. She's got the outfit and she goes to Jane Austen conventions 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @8little_paws @CouronneDhiver @HOTPock3tt @DivineDiana One of these days I'm going to get my old sewing machine out and make myself a Jane Austen dress. 1y
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Are you a proud Janeite? Maybe you‘re a Darcy fangirl, a Persuasion purist, or an Emma enthusiast? Perhaps you‘re just Austen-curious?

If any of these things are true, and you‘re not already following the incredible #JaneissarilyAustentatious group, you really should fix that right now. You might be missing some important Janeish info! ❤️

CrowCAH Thanks for sharing @sprainedbrain 😘 1y
sprainedbrain @CrowCAH but of course! 🤗 1y
CoffeeK8 Oh fun! 1y
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Who wants to play #austeninaugust with me? It's my first attempt at hosting a challenge. Feel free to screen grab and share far and wide. 🙋‍♀️
Tag me @Crinoline_Laphroaig

QuietlyLaura I like this idea! I‘m going to try playing but I‘ve never done one of these so I‘m apologizing in advance for any mistakes I make. 🙂😥 1y
CarolynM Just seen this as a repost from @GripLitGrl I'm keen to play along, but I think it's definitely going to be a challenge! 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @QuietlyLaura No Worries! It all for fun. You can take the prompts in any direction you want to go. Litsians are incredibly creative. 1y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig Yippee @CarolynM 🤸‍♀️ 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig I'm off to bed. See y'all tomorrow. 😴 1y
LeahBergen I love a good Austen challenge. 👍🏻 1y
Sarah83 @CrowCAH look... what a great idea 😍 1y
CrowCAH Of course I‘m in! Thanks @Sarah83 for tagging me! 1y
CrowCAH @Crinoline_Laphroaig yay you‘re first daily photo challenge, you got this! Already you‘re a great host! 😊 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @CrowCAH Ahh. Thank You! @Sarah83 and @LeahBergen It's gonna be fun! 1y
Mdargusch Sounds like fun! 1y
sammisho Yay! Another Austen lover! 1y
rubyslippersreads I am excessively diverted. 😊 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig And the best comment award goes to @rubyslippersreads ! 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @sammisho awe Jane I just love her! 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Mdargusch Looking forward to all the posts! 1y
sprainedbrain @mabell did you see this? 😍 1y
mabell @sprainedbrain Oooo fun! I missed this! Thanks! 1y
Bookishthoughts Cute idea! 1y
Linsy Just found this. I‘m so joining in! 1y
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Thank you @neet_reads 😘. I didn‘t see this tote earlier as it was folded and packed inside the other one. 🤦‍♀️ This is perfect. I love it! ❤️

Tanisha_A This is lovely! 2y
Tiyas7 This One's So Good!!! 2y
batsy 😍😍 2y
mabell How fun!! 2y
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I just want to thank everyone who participated in the #JaneAustenSwap, both for joining us and preparing such wonderful gifts for each other, and also for your patience with us as we tried out hosting for the first time. I have loved seeing all of your opening posts and connecting with so many fellow Austen fans.

Huge thanks to my lovely co-host, Elizabeth. I don‘t even want to imagine trying to host on my own. You are amazing!


Librarybelle It was so much fun! Thanks to you and to @mabell for organizing it! 2y
ferskner Let's do it again! 2y
CrowCAH You both were great hosts; did a great job!!! 😊 Thanks for all your time and commitment! I enjoyed all the posts too and making new Jane Austen friends!!! 2y
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BookishMe It was a pleasure! The joy of giving and receiving surprises should not be just for birthdays and festive seasons. Your swap made me realize we Littens create our own bookish celebrations 💕📖💖📚💗📓💕 2y
gossamerchild I loved this swap, it was such a great idea! Thank you for hosting 🤩🤩 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks Thanks to you both for organizing it. Such a fun one! 💕📚 2y
Sarah83 Thank you. You were both great 😍 2y
Avanders 💖🤗😘❣️ @mabell & @sprainedbrain 2y
Heideschrampf You did an awesome job! Thank you so much! 2y
neet_reads Good job, guys! My favourite swap I‘ve participated in 2y
wanderinglynn Awesome job guys! And I hope to open my box tomorrow (I‘ve been on vacation this week & will be home tomorrow.) 2y
Christine11 It‘s been so fun! Thank you both! ♥️ 2y
rustoryhuf Best. Swap Ever. Thanks so much! 2y
CoffeeK8 Thank you so much for organizing, this was a wonderful swap 2y
Daisey Thank you for organizing and doing such a great job of keeping in touch as needed! @mabell @sprainedbrain 2y
OriginalCyn620 Thanks to you and @mabell for organizing a great swap! 🤗 2y
theresidentromantic It was wonderful, I had a great time! 2y
rubyslippersreads Thanks so much to both you and @mabell for organizing this wonderful Janeish swap and celebration. 😊 2y
quietjenn It's so obvious how hard you all worked to make it a success and it was definitely appreciated. 😍 2y
sammisho This was such a fun swap! Thanks for hosting @sprainedbrain and @mabell 2y
jillannjohn Thanks so much for organizing! This was awesome. 2y
Chrissyreadit This was wonderful and wonderfully organized ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Ingerella Thank you for the organizing! It was a great swap! @sprainedbrain @mabell 2y
Eyelit You guys did a great job organizing! Thanks for doing it!!! 2y
4thhouseontheleft Thank you so much for hosting an amazing swap! You both did an amazing job! @sprainedbrain @mabell 2y
erzascarletbookgasm It was a wonderful idea and you both did great! Thank you for organising, it was a success! I love this swap! ❤️ 2y
mabell @sprainedbrain Thank you for having the terrific idea for a Jane Austen Swap, and for asking if I would be interested in co-hosting! This has been a wildly fun past couple of months! I loved it! And I had a great time getting to know you! 😊 You are 100% awesome! ❤️ 2y
brennahawleycraig I loved this!!! Thank you both!! 2y
Ddzmini Awe I know I would do it all over again loved it and I had such a great time shopping for the gifts 🎁 😋 and thank you two for hosting such an amazing swap 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🙏 2y
Elisa Thank you both for organizing this! It was such a joy! 2y
Kalalalatja Thank you both for hosting and organizing such a fun and lovely swap - well done 👏👏👏 2y
Sophoclessweetheart You and Elizabeth are amazing for hosting such a fun swap! It was my first proper experience with one and it was so fun! 2y
LeahBergen This was SUCH a fun swap and you two made it a wonderful experience. 😘😘 @mabell 2y
Mitch Well done guys. Thanks so much for all your awesomeness 💕💕💕 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess Thank you for hosting along with @mabell ! Thanks to @4thhouseontheleft for all the wonderful Austen goodies!! It was so fun!!💕❤️🤗😍 2y
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I received a text alert that the package has been delivered, and I will pick it up later today.


sprainedbrain Yay!! 😃 2y
mabell Hooray! ❤️😁 2y
Captivatedbybooks YAYYYYYYYY i feel soooo relieved! 2y
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One last post! We are so close to June 1, and @mabell and I still have a few holes in our tracker. We want to make sure that everyone who signed up has a fantastic opening day on Friday!

If you‘re tagged, please let us know if you have received your swap package (in comments or by email).

Also, @Beckykearns can you please confirm that you have sent your package and when it is to be delivered?

Thank you so much, everyone! ❤️


brennahawleycraig Not yet! 2y
sprainedbrain @brennahawleycraig checking on this for you! Please let me know if it doesn‘t arrive tomorrow. 😃 2y
quietjenn I have; sorry I haven't posted. 2y
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BeckyK Mines being posted today to be there tomorrow before 1pm 😊 @charl08 2y
Sarah83 I haven't 2y
sprainedbrain @Beckykearns have you received your package? 2y
sprainedbrain @Sarah83 your match has assured us that you will receive your package on Thursday! 2y
Sarah83 Thursday is a Christian holiday in Germany, maybe it arrives tomorrow. 😊 2y
sprainedbrain @Sarah83 please let me know when you have it! 😃 2y
BeckyK @sprainedbrain I‘ve received a package off @BookishMe and she‘s said there‘s another coming form TBD 😊 2y
sprainedbrain @Beckykearns ok thank you! 2y
staci.reads I have mine 😊 2y
JanJan I‘m driving back home tonight, and I will post if it is there when I get back. Thanks! 2y
brennahawleycraig Still nothing at my house. 2y
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Look what just arrived from @slightlyfoxed 😊 Can't wait for opening day! #janeaustenswap #bookmail

sprainedbrain Hooray! 😃 2y
slightlyfoxed Yay! Glad it arrived safely. 2y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
mabell Love it! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Please ignore my gross office carpet and focus on the fact that my #JaneAustenSwap package is finally on its way!

mabell Yay!! 👏👏👏 2y
sprainedbrain Hooray!!! 😃 2y
rubyslippersreads It just got here! 😊 2y
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In which we discover if I still know how to read paper books after reading ebooks and audiobooks for .... ever?

Among the Janeites | Deborah Yaffe
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Got my #janeaustenswap items all wrapped up, just need to pop in the card and one more thing, then they‘re ready to ✈️ .

britt_brooke Pretty! 2y
sprainedbrain Those are gorgeous! 😍 2y
Tanisha_A Beautiful, and super creative wrapping! 2y
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batsy Gorgeous wrapping! 💕 2y
ladym30 Beautiful wrappings! 2y
mabell I love it! 😍😍 So perfectly Jane. ❤️ 2y
youneverarrived Ohhh so pretty! 😍😍 2y
Kalalalatja How pretty! I got my books today, so now I just need to get wrapping and then send them on their way 👌 2y
CrowCAH Gorgeous; love it!!! 2y
LeahBergen 😍😍 2y
Elisa Oh wow, lovely!! 2y
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Oh my goodness! Look at this giant box #JaneAustenSwap goodness that arrived today!

Since I have to resist opening it for the next FORTY-EIGHT days, I have placed it on top of my tallest bookcase. 😂

I‘m so excited, @heikemarie ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Sarah83 That was pretty fast 😍 2y
sprainedbrain @Sarah83 I know!! ❤️ 2y
sammisho Woah! They were on it! 2y
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mabell Well, you could look at it as ONLY 48 days. 😂 That's impressive! 2y
merelybookish Wow! You know it's just filled with awesome stuff, too! 😁 2y
heikemarie 😈 mwahaha!! Enjoy the wait!! 😬 2y
Eyelit Exciting! 2y
blithebuoyant Heike is a great swapper! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
rather_be_reading I 👀 those botm books!! 👌👌 2y
sprainedbrain @rather_be_reading I have 2 1/2 shelves of them... unread! 😳 2y
Elisa Hahaha when I get mine I will have to hide it in the basement!!! 😂😂 36 days to go!! 2y
sprainedbrain @Elisa mine is still sitting there... looking very tempting! 😂 2y
Elisa @sprainedbrain hahaha The siren call of unopened packages 😂😂 2y
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Attention, #JaneAustenSwap participants! Matches have been made, so please check your email and reply (if you haven‘t already).

Things I have learned cohosting a swap for the first time:

1. Sleep is overrated.

2. I have no patience for copy/paste.

3. @mabell is incredible: best cohost ever!

4. We have some very cool people signed up. Loved all of your survey responses!

5. Litsy people rock (not news).

6. We love Jane Austen!


Graciouswarriorprincess Thank you for hosting this swap! 2y
Kalalalatja Thanks for doing all this amazing work! 2y
ErinSueMreads So bummed I missed sign ups! Let me know if you need a stand in! 2y
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Sarah83 Thank you for organising this. 😉 I didn't get an email... 😫 2y
LeahBergen You two are wonderful. ❤️❤️ 2y
sprainedbrain @Sarah83 can you please send me an email at sprainedbrain.litsy@gmail.com? I will doublecheck that we have your correct email. Thanks! 2y
mabell I agree on all points! (Except number 3. 😂 You're too sweet ❤️) I'm pretty sure you're Wonder Woman! 💪 2y
sprainedbrain @ErinSueG Oh, I‘m sorry!! I will definitely keep you in mind in case someone can‘t participate! 😃 2y
sprainedbrain @Graciouswarriorprincess @Kalalalatja @LeahBergen You are very welcome, although our motivation was just that we wanted to be in a JA swap. 😂❤️ 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Amazing points! Just replied and have my match. Already choosing gifts to send. X 2y
sprainedbrain @mabell You are the master matcher... I would be lost without you! 😃 2y
sammisho @sprainedbrain @mabell Thank you so much for hosting! You both are amazing! 2y
mabell @sprainedbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
mabell @sammisho You're welcome! Though as @sprainedbrain said, our motivations weren't entirely selfless. 😂 2y
sprainedbrain @ErinSueG if you‘re still interested, could you please send me an email? sprainedbrain.litsy@gmail.com 2y
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Sharing again... we have over 50 Jane fans participating so far, but there‘s another week for signups. 😃

This swap is open internationally!

Do you love Jane Austen? Would you like to give and receive some fun Austen swag with a fellow Austen fan? If so, @mabell and I have the swap for you!

For more info or to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/3SVTps0WPsAnnVeG2

Feel free to repost and share.


Daisey Finally got around the filling out the form! 2y
sprainedbrain @Daisey Yay!! ❤️ 2y
ScientistSam Squee! 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Can‘t wait! Xx 2y
mabell So excited to have so many Jane Littens join us! ❤️ 2y
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So ... I told myself “no more swaps for a while” but I HAD to do this one. Thank you to @sprainedbrain and @mabell for completely ruining my resolution. 😉

Join me in my “swap weakness” and sign up here:



Kalalalatja The struggle is so real at the moment! 2y
Sarah83 "Sherlock" she whispered.... "Sherlock" ? 2y
erzascarletbookgasm P.S. Have you seen the Sherlock 🕵️‍♀️ one? 😉 2y
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BookaholicNatty @sprainedbrain @mabell when is the open/receive gift by date for this? 2y
BookaholicNatty Never mind I see it now! Lol 2y
TrishB You were the first person I thought of when I saw it! 2y
sprainedbrain Yay!! I‘m so glad you‘re joining us!!! Thank you for sharing. 😘 (edited) 2y
batsy @Sarah83 I'm trying to resist that one... It whispers to me daily 😂 2y
Sarah83 @batsy it screamed at me 😂 2y
batsy @Sarah83 😂😂 2y
Melissa_J Ha ha! I, too, simply had to do this one. 2y
mabell Anybody can just stick with a resolution - it takes true strength to break one! 😂 So glad you're joining us! 2y
rubyslippersreads I'm glad your will is as weak as mine. 😂 2y
Reviewsbylola 🙈🙈🙈🙈 I‘m going to back away slowly and pretend I never saw this. 2y
Eyelit I told myself the exact same thing... and the a Jane swap appeared and there goes all my money😂 2y
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Just great!!!

Eggs ❣️❣️❣️❣️ 2y
KDo27 ❤️ 2y
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A Sunday morning spent delving into the depths of literary fandom. #booksonbooks

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The author of this somewhat anthropological work hunts down and travels with obsessive Jane Austen fans. Her journeys take her from literary site pilgrimages, to conferences, to the annual Jane Austen ball ... in full period costume. #GeekLove, indeed! #BookLove17

Leniverse I think I need this book! 3y
Krysta I have never heard of this but it sounds awesome! 3y
Melissa_J Oh, I have this one on my Kobo! I really should try to read it soon. 3y
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LeahBergen @Leniverse @Krysta @Melissa_J I decided to start reading it when I pulled it off my shelf for this challenge. It looks like it's going to be a fun one. 👍🏼 3y
DebinHawaii I read this one a couple years ago and enjoyed it. It's fun! 👍📚 3y
Suet624 Does the author mention one that happens in Vermont? It's small but the location is across the street from me. 3y
LeahBergen @Suet624 I'm not sure as I just started it. I'll let you know! 😀 3y
kspenmoll Let us know about Vermont ! 😍 3y
Suet624 @kspenmoll I'll find the link later today... 3y
Suet624 @kspenmoll here's the link: I can't vouch for it because I haven't attended. But the area and the house is gorgeous. http://www.onehundredmain.com/events/jane-austen-weekends/ 3y
LeahBergen @Suet624 OMG!! 😂😂 Do you see those bonneted, empire-waisted women traipsing up and down your street like in the photos?! That would be the BEST. 3y
Suet624 I do see them but it's never a huge group. There is a lot of laughter and archery going on outside. Don't know what they are doing inside. 😂. People come from all over the country. 3y
LeahBergen @Suet624 You just might see me strolling by one day. 😂 3y
Suet624 @LeahBergen Awesome!!!!! 3y
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