Introducing Me* — 20 Comments

  1. Hurray, one more great author! I am looking forward to reading Sway. You have joined a really remarkable group of authors. Congratulations

  2. Congratulations and am so glad to see you here with the other wonderful authors here. Sway is on my wishlist and should soon be on my very long TBR.

  3. Welcome to Austin Variations and Congratulations on all your anniversaries. I look forward to your posts. You certainly have joined a great group of authors….many of whose books sit on my shelves or reside in my Kindle Library. Welcome!!!

  4. Welcome aboard, Melanie! So glad you’re joining us! I look forward to meeting you and to hearing more about your writing.

  5. Congratulations, Melandie,
    I have to agree with you and your mom. The 1995 BBC production of Pride and Prejudice was by far the best version ever! Colin Firth was the best Fitzwilliam Darcy and Jennifer Ehle was the best Elizabeth Bennet ever. While I have a DVD copy of each version, the 1995 version I have many. Started with the VHS version (bought two just in case something happened to the first one) then started with the DVD version of which I have 4 including the Anniversary Edition. As much as I liked Sir Lawrence Olivier that version was just a bit funny than Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was meant to be. Besides, the 1995 version is the only one that was closest to the book. Swag is in my TBR stack. I’ll get there!

  6. Welcome, Melanie! Although my preference is for Regency-era Austen tales, I just might have to give Sway a try as I do love Persuasion! In fact, Persuasion was the last of the six novels I read, and I held off reading it for over a year because I didn’t want to come to the end of the Austen canon.

    It’s hard for me to choose a favorite Austen–but I definitely know which one is my least favorite….Emma. She annoys the bejeebies outta me. I feel as though I’m watching an I Love Lucy episode in which she is going to do something stupid and we have to sit there and helplessly watch her make a fool of herself.

    I had felt similarly, though not nearly as strongly, with Northanger Abbey, but the film version starring Felicity Jones changed my mind, and I now like it quite a lot.

    The other four are all tied in my mind. I adore Fanny in Mansfield Park (although I still haven’t found a true-to-Austen’s-Fanny film version yet!), Anne in Persuasion, Elinor in S&S and Elizabeth in P&P. I just can’t choose a favorite. It would be too much like choosing a favorite among my four children…it’s just not happening.

    Welcome to Austen Variations, Melanie–so glad you’re here!! 😀

    Susanne 🙂

  7. So excited that you have joined this amazing group of writers! Congratulations and I am looking forward to reading ‘Sway’ sometime this winter.

    I too would have to agree with your mother and now you, that the 1995 P&P version is the standard to judge all others. None have reached it in my opinion other than Rosamund Pike playing Jane Bennet in the 2005 version. I do love ‘Bride & Prejudice’ though as that was so much fun! ‘Lost in Austen’ was great fun too. No, In my mind Colin and Jennifer played Darcy and Elizabeth perfectly in my humble opinion.

    Welcome and look forward to your future posts!

  8. I’m glad you’re on this site, and I look forward to reading what you write. Thanks for contributing to the awesome JAFF that I just can’t get enough of!

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