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Estelle: Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa Goodnight

Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa Goodnight ( website | tweet ) Publication Date: January 29, 2013 Publisher: Kensington Books Pages: 320 Target audience: Adult Keywords: Jane Austen, ghosts, romance, matchmaking Format read: ARC received from the author. (Thanks!) Summary: Cate has always been on the prowl for her own Mr. Darcy, or her own Austen-esque happily […]

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February 10, 2013 - 11:04 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I love Jane Austen, but I’m on the fence about this one. I hate to hear about the slow pace and lack of dialogue, so I’ll probably just keep an eye out for it at my library. If I see it, great. If not, oh well. There are so many so/so books inspired by Austen, and this sounds like it kind of falls into that territory.

February 3, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Estelle's Shelve It: 2/3/2013 - […] Echols A review of Scarlet by Marisa Meyer A review of Hooked by Liz Fichera A review of Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa […]

January 31, 2013 - 3:27 am

Kristen Evey - First of all, LOL at Elena’s comment!^ I don’t think I really need to add anything. Except, of course, that the perfect guy is not Ryan Gosling. I used to think so, until I started watching Korean dramas. Now, well, Ryan isn’t looking so hot anymore.

ANYways, about the book, yes? This sounds, maybe interesting? I dunno. Too much stuff going on in the book could irritate me. But Ethan definitely sounds intriguing and I do love me some Jane Austen. Maybe I should just read Austen though. In any case, great review as always. 🙂

January 29, 2013 - 11:00 am

elena - UM HELLO THE PERFECT GUY DOES EXIST AND HIS NAME IS RYAN GOSLING! Also I’m not sure why but I find this line very amusing, “mysterious journal that Cate finds at a taco place.” Ethan sounds like a hottie with a body. This sounds like a fun book overall!

January 28, 2013 - 5:26 pm

Alexa Y. - This sounds like a pretty fun book, but the mishmash of elements does sound a bit overwhelming. While I have read and enjoyed Austen, I don’t consider myself a major fan – but I could probably still enjoy this book 🙂

January 28, 2013 - 12:06 pm

Cynthia - YESSS!!! A novel set in Austin!! I might read this one just for that. I love that city! =D I’m ashamed to admit that I’m not an Austen fan yet, since I haven’t read any of her books but I’m always intrigued by those novels that have something to do with Austen, so I’ll be adding this one to my list, and hopefully read an Austen novel sometime soon. =)

January 28, 2013 - 11:18 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - Gosh, I love Jane Austen. I definitely need to look into these books. I have Me and Mr. Darcy that I want to read soon.

January 28, 2013 - 10:33 am

April Books & Wine - I love the premise of Austensibly Ordinary, but too many subplots annoy me. So, instead I think I’ll actually try to read some more actual Jane Austen (I just re-read P&P via audio last week and watched the 1995 miniseries — good life choice.)

Estelle: Shelve It (12/9/2012)

Hi friends! Welcome to this week’s Shelve It! Are you having a good weekend? I think this is the first weekend in awhile where I set out to do things + actually accomplished them. Hopefully as you read this, I will be decorating my Christmas tree in my new apartment. (Or about to after a […]

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December 12, 2012 - 4:57 pm

Alexa Y. - I am totally jealous that you have What Happens Next in your hands! That bit she read at Books of Wonder was absolutely hilarious 🙂

December 10, 2012 - 10:38 pm

Lisa the Nerd - Look at all of those cute covers! <3

December 9, 2012 - 2:48 pm

Sara (of the Page Sage) - Lovely, Dark, and Deep looks really intriguing. As far as holiday recs go, I haven’t read it yet but there’s always Let it Snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson. (:

December 9, 2012 - 2:22 pm

Kailia @ Reading the Best of the Best - Ahhh Just Listen is one of my favorite SD books EVER! I can’t wait to see what you think! I need to read What Happens Next too; it’s been on my TBR pile for sooo long!

December 9, 2012 - 1:06 pm

The Bumble Girl - I really like the look to all of these covers! I have yet to read one of Alison Noel’s contemporary’s. I really like her Riley Bloom series, and I enjoyed Fated a lot. I look forward to seeing what you think of Kiss & Blog, sounds cute!
I can’t wait to read Austensibly Ordinary – sounds perfect!
Great list of reads, enjoy 🙂

December 9, 2012 - 12:16 pm

Vy - The cover of Lovely Dark and Deep is so pretty! Really interested in reading your thoughts on that. Hope you’ll enjoy your new reads, Estelle!

December 9, 2012 - 7:51 am

Lori - I’m so curious about Lovely Dark and Deep. I can’t wait to see your thoughts!

December 9, 2012 - 1:36 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Just Listen is one of my favourite Dessen books of ALL TIME. I’ve read it two or three times. I think you’ll really like the book, since you’re passionate about music – that aspect of the storyline really spoke to me.

Lovely Dark and Deep is on my Christmas wishlist. The premise sounds intriguing and the cover is so gorgeous. I’ll have to wait and see which book(s) hubby picked off the list and wrapped under the tree!