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Winter Wrap-up!

Winter months bring colder temps, shorter days, and a bevy of holidays. This might mean you find yourself indoors, with more leisure time than usual. If you're in an Austen mood, we can help with that! Here is a sampling of past blog issues and other resources to help you Watch, Play, Read, Listen, and Create in the Austen spirit! Click on the images below to find your way to blog posts, lists of recommendations, how-tos, and playlists.

 
Watch

If you want to get a jump on some of the material for JASP 2023, you can (re)watch Kate Beckinsale as Lady Susan in Love and Friendship. Click the image for our past post and recommended review.

Of course, Regency and Regency-adjacent fare comes in all sorts of genres! Click the image below for a look back at Zeina Makky's 2019 viewing guide.

For more recent adaptations, check out Mr. Malcolm's List, Sanditon, or Bridgerton. While you're on the Netflix app, you can also check out the most recent, and controversial, Persuasion adaptation or hop over to Hulu to watch Fire Island, the adaptation that really puts the Pride in Pride and Prejudice!


 

Play

If you're feeling festive, Robin Floyd's 2019 guide to holiday parties, Jenny Abella's 2015 guide to 1815 etiquette, or Mila Mascenik's and Meredith Ammon's recent posts will have you celebrating in (Regency) style! (bonus: Jenny Abella's 2015 card game primer!)



 
Read

If you have any down time over the holidays, that could be the perfect opportunity to get started on reading Austen's Teenage Writings and Lady Susan for JASP 2023! If you want some company as you read, check out the Austen Curious Reader blog post series!

Zeina Makky's recommended Regency titles from 2019 (right) has great suggestions, as does Jenny Abella's 2021 round-up (left).


More recent recommendations can be found at the School Library Journal website (below and right), or this list from Epic Reads. (As always, we appreciate it when you buy through our Amazon Smile fundraising portal)











 

Listen

Austen loved music, and it seems Austen fans do too! Here are a few of the playlists we've shared: a General playlist, one for Persuasion, and T-Swift. Or, if you want to be more historic, this list of Austen's actual favorite songs.

Or the Austen Connection's Jane Austen Dance Party!

 

Create

The crafty among you might enjoy this 2015 DIY roundup from Jenny Abella, or this how-to

post on paper quilling from Robin Floyd. You can make your own filigree basket!



Speaking of paper projects, we have a DIY puppet theatre or paper dolls, also thanks to the superlatively crafty Robin Floyd!