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[[ Read Book ]] ⚠ Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict î In this Jane Austen inspired comedy, love story, and exploration of identity and destiny, a modern LA girl wakes up as an Englishwoman in Austen s time After nursing a broken engagement with Jane Austen novels and Absolut, Courtney Stone wakes up and finds herself not in her Los Angeles bedroom or even in her own body, but inside the bedchamber of a woman in Regency England Who but an Austen addict like herself could concoct such a fantasy Not only is Courtney stuck in another woman s life, she is forced to pretend she actually is that woman and despite knowing nothing about her, she manages to fool even the most astute observer But not even her love of Jane Austen has prepared Courtney for the chamber pots and filthy coaching inns of nineteenth century England, let alone the realities of being a single woman who must fend off suffocating chaperones, condomless seducers, and marriages of convenience Enter the enigmatic Mr Edgeworth, who fills Courtney s borrowed brain with confusing memories that are clearly not her own Try as she might to control her mind and find a way home, Courtney cannot deny that she is becoming this other woman and being this other woman is not without its advantages Especially in a looking glass Austen world Especially with a suitor who may not turn out to be a familiar species of philanderer after all Gonna be talking about this one soon for Austen in August, but very quick super fun read Gonna be talking about this one soon for Austen in August, but very quick super fun read I really agonized over how many stars to give this book I don t actually know why I finished it or why I stayed up an hour past my bedtime to finish it It wasn t worthy of such devoted attention, when nearly every page annoyed me in some fundamental wayand then the ending completely sucked, too Let me list just a few of the reasons why I sort of hated this book, despite having devoured it in a single day For a character who s supposedly addicted to Jane Austen, she s way too condescendin I really agonized over how many stars to give this book I don t actually know why I finished it or why I stayed up an hour past my bedtime to finish it It wasn t worthy of such devoted attention, when nearly every page annoyed me in some fundamental wayand then the ending completely sucked, too Let me list just a few of the reasons why I sort of hated this book, despite having devoured it in a single day For a character who s supposedly addicted to Jane Austen, she s way too condescending toward the historical period and everyone she comes in contact with, and doesn t seem to understand anything about the time She goes into lengthy longing raptures for her old, modern life despite that fact that it seems to have been singularly depressing and miserable She spends the entire book whining, and there s far too many mentions of her best friend Wes, who comes across as a total milksop And then there s her too bloody frequent feminist rants.And then there s that invariably annoying scene in books of this sort the place where the modern liberated gal complains of her corset In this particular book, the heroine can hardly manage to sit on the ground for her vast discomfort What utter rot Setting aside a few historical corsets the infamous Victorian S Bend corset for one corsets weren t torturous They weren t even meant to constrict you into a tiny waist they weren t laced that tightly Woman of all classes wore them, not just the idle rich, and women worked in their corsets, and worked hard As someone who s worn and worked in a corset all day, and sometimes several days in a row, I can attest that they are farcomfortable and easy to move in than many a pair of shoes I wear on a farregular basis I just wish historical authors would stop letting themselves be influenced by Hollywood films and do a little real world research before writing these thoroughly ridiculous scenes it s akin to asserting that a knight in full armor who s knocked from his horse has to lie like a turned over turtle until someone with a winch comes along Pssstknights in armor can actually do somersaults and cartwheelsI ve seen it done Reasons why I read this book and read it past my bedtime I honestly don t know But the fact that I did is the only reason it got two starsOh yesand there s the scene where she meets Jane Austin in the flesh I did like that, but only because of Jane s reaction to this infuriating heroine some spoilers ahead One of the worst books I have read It is about a woman, Courtney Stone, who after a breakup ends up in the body of a girl, Jane Mansfield who lives during Courtney s favorite author, Jane Austen s, era.Turnoff one Basically Courtney is now Jane even though she knows she is not She realizes that she even has Jane s accent, mannerisms, and talents such as needlepoint Despite this, she continues to be afraid to do the things Jane would naturally do.Turnoff two Thro some spoilers ahead One of the worst books I have read It is about a woman, Courtney Stone, who after a breakup ends up in the body of a girl, Jane Mansfield who lives during Courtney s favorite author, Jane Austen s, era.Turnoff one Basically Courtney is now Jane even though she knows she is not She realizes that she even has Jane s accent, mannerisms, and talents such as needlepoint Despite this, she continues to be afraid to do the things Jane would naturally do.Turnoff two Throughout the entire book this woman whines about her situation and how she can get back to her real life Turnoff three even though she knows she is in the 1800s, she continues to interject 20th century language Some of that was fine, but when she asks a woman whether Hargrove Court was a retirement center I mean, come on, surely she knows better Turnoff four one of the worst She finally meets Jane Austen, and all she can do is go on about how great the books were as movies and what great kissing scenes there were at the end If she is truly a Jane Austen addict then she would know that most true, diehard Jane Austen fans are bothered about these overly romantic scenes Plus Jane Austen would not even have a clue what a movie was It had the potential to be such a great book the idea was good but the lack of character development as well as the obnoxious characters , the loose ends, and the flubbed ending just made this book flop I have stacks of books just waiting to be read, but instead I wasted the last two days reading Laura Viera Rigler s Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict.Considering my own Jane Austen addiction, it s no surprise that I was initially attracted to the book Courtney, the book s heroine, is a modern woman from LA One morning, not long after the disastrous end to her engagement, Courtney wakes up to find herself inhabiting another woman s body Jane Mansfield snark snark from regency England.The p I have stacks of books just waiting to be read, but instead I wasted the last two days reading Laura Viera Rigler s Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict.Considering my own Jane Austen addiction, it s no surprise that I was initially attracted to the book Courtney, the book s heroine, is a modern woman from LA One morning, not long after the disastrous end to her engagement, Courtney wakes up to find herself inhabiting another woman s body Jane Mansfield snark snark from regency England.The premise is intriguing How would an Austen enthusiast adjust to life two hundred years ago How would she react to the strict social s and bed pans Apparently, not well For someone who claims to be a Janeite, Courtney knows very little about the time period She is shocked to discover proper young women do not wear makeup, finds being escorted to dinner by a male partner odd, and is completely clueless about the rules of courtship The latter is particularly perplexing since Austen novels are replete with romance.Courtney is an unappealing heroine, both in her time and Austen s She lacks any sort of charisma or logic, at one point even lecturing Jane Austen herself about cinema Huh Of course, Courtney isn t really to blame but Rigler Her writing is awkward and self conscious I found it difficult to get past the stilted words in order to fall into the story She also adds inexplicable elements and leaves several loose ends in the book s convoluted wrap up.I love Jane Austen, and I wouldn t mind experiencing time travel myself However, Confessions is not the best means of enjoying either