JABBR Introductions!

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Hello!

I thought it would be fun to introduce ourselves before we begin on this Jane Austen adventure together! Feel free to copy what I am about to say, interact with people throughout the day, or do your own thing! I just can’t wait to virtually meet you all!

Some suggested questions are:

Name. Where do you live. How long have you been a part of the bookstagram community. What Jane Austen books have you already read. Is there a particular book you are most excited about to read. Which Jane Austen character do you identify with the most. What is your favorite book and why. What do you hope to accomplish for yourself during this read. What are some things you’d like me to do for this JABBR.

Again, feel free to introduce yourself however you want! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Here’s me!

My name is Jessica and I live in the Northwestern area of Idaho! It’s been snowing a lot at the beginning of January but now the snow has decided to just stick around for a few more weeks. It’s sometimes nice when the hubs has “snow days” from work so we can just hang out together for a change! I’ve been a part of the bookstagram/blogging community for around 6 months now and I have loved every second of it! I’ve already met some delightful people and friends that I hope I’ll never part with! I have only read Pride & Prejudice so I am equally as excited as you to read the rest and get a chance to reread P&P. With YOU of all people! πŸ˜‰ hehe. My favorite book…I don’t know if I have one. I LOVE Harry Potter (obviously!) and I of course adore the classics. P&P seriously was amazing. I identify the most with Elinor I think from Sense and Sensibility. She’s so quiet and keeps away all her secret thoughts. I’m very much the same way. I don’t often like it when people see what I’m actually feeling. I hope you all enjoy this time very much. Looking forward to hearing from each of you wonderful, supporting people! πŸ˜‰

The floor is now yours!

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192 thoughts on “JABBR Introductions!

  1. Sydney K says:

    Hello everyone; I’m Sydney. I’m an engineer in Northeast Kansas. I joined bookstagram about April last year & made my blog over the summer. I have only read Pride & Prejudice because of AP English back in High school. I think i’m excited to read all of the. I think i may identify with Elizabeth Bennet because I am a bit head strong. Favorite book?? Hmm that’s a hard one. I do enjoy the classics like P&P, Little Women & Jane Eyre. But i also love fantasy ilke HP & ADSOM. I hope to accomplish being able to complete all the books during this read.

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  2. Jessica Figs says:

    Hola! Jessica here. I live in a tiny town in NJ and lucky enough to be 15 minutes away from NYC. (Lucky because I get to go to plenty of author signing because of the books stores in that area so I get to go and see some of my favorite authors that do book tours there which I’m pretty happy about) I first started as a Facebook bookish page about 6 years ago, then blogging 3 then decided to try out bookstagram. I’ve had my bookstagram for about a year but kinda got serious into it 6 months ago. I’ve read Pride and Prejudice. After seeing that youtuber from the Lizzie Bennett Diaries a while back ended up comeing across many P&P retelling decided I needed to final read the real deal and see if I would love it and naturally I did. I’ve managed to collect the rest of Jane Austen’s book so look forward to getting to see those. I’m only familiar with Pride and Prejudice characters so if anything I think I’m more like Jane Bennett. I don’t have a favorite book, but I guess perks of being wallflower, the lunar chronically are among my favorite can reread those books and never get tired of them. After all this I’m hoping to finaly get to those Jane Austen books that I’ve always been meaning to.

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    • thereadingrebel says:

      Jessica you are so lucky to live in an area around author events. I live in Tampa and they have nothing in the way of book signing here. Pride and Prejudice is the first Austen I ever read also. I look forward to rereading Austen with you.

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    • thehuntforpaperbacks says:

      Hello Jessica! That is AWESOME that you live so close! I always wanted to live in NYC because of the bookish stuff! You lucky duck you! πŸ˜‰ Who has been your favorite author you’ve met?? I’m definitely excited to finally read them all as well! I’ve been thinking when I started this that “it’s about time!!!” haha. I’m so glad you are a part of this journey with me!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    • Tisha Mitchell says:

      Hello almost neighbor! You are very fortunate to live that close to New York. I haven’t been there for year but I was going pretty regularly before that. I could never leave New York without going to the Strand bookstore… And the Hello Kitty store in time square ☺️

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    • brennan45 says:

      Wow that’s amazing! I live in Ireland so not a lot of authors come here 😭 I also find it impossible to pick a favourite book but I’m looking forward to finally read all the Austen books that I have had for a few years now πŸ™ˆ

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  3. Elizabeth says:

    Hi everyone!! I’m Elizabeth originally from Port Macquarie in Australia but currently living in Sheffield UK. I’ve been on bookstagram for almost 6 months now and I love being able to get involved with such great things such as JABBR!! My favourite is Pride and Prejudice and having the same name I’d like to think i identify with Lizzy in the same book.
    I’m totally looking forward to re-reading all.of her books and am excited to get to know you all!!

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    • thehuntforpaperbacks says:

      Hi Elizabeth!! I’m so glad you’re joining in on the JABBR fun! (I think I’m addicted to saying JABBR all the time also! haha) I absolutely LOVE P&P so it will be awesome to reread with you and read your thoughts on it. This is so fun already! What brought you to the UK after living in Australia?

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      • Elizabeth says:

        The hubby and I just came over for a working holiday. Figured we would do it before any kids or we got too old πŸ™‚

        I am also saying JABBR alot!!!

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    • thereadingrebel says:

      Hi Elizabeth. I wish I had a better name then Nicole. That is so cool that you have lived in two counties. All I have gotten is 4 different states. I want to go to the UK someday. I can’t wait to see what you think of Sense and Sensibility.

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      • Elizabeth says:

        Nicole is a great name!! One of my best friends is a Nicole! 4 states is pretty cool however. S&S is great and i am enjoying the re-read!!!

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    • Tisha Mitchell says:

      Hello Elizabeth. My confirmation name is Elizabeth so I am obviously a fan of your name! And I too relate to Lizzy the most!

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    • brennan45 says:

      Hi Elizabeth! I love Australia! I did a year studying abroad in Fremantle in Western Australia and fell in love! Would love to go back πŸ™ˆ
      I thought I was the only one going around saying JABBR πŸ˜… I have only read two of Austens books so I am excited to read the rest of them!

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  4. spines in a line says:

    I won’t be able to say hello to everyone just yet cuz I’m at work but I’ll sneak in my introduction! My name is Sam and I’m from Winnipeg, Manitoba. I’ve only been a part of bookstagram for 3 months and in it more for meeting ppl than the quality of my pictures 😜
    I have never read any of Jane Austen’s books so I thought this was a great chance to see what all the fuss is about! My favourite book is probably Lovely Bones, though I also really like Dark Garden by Margaret Buffie. I’m looking forward to getting to know you all better and hopefully I can do some blog hopping later!

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  5. Jasmine Key says:

    Hello loves!
    I’m Jaz. I’m an aspiring grad student from Georgia (USA.) I started bookstagram…I think March 2016, but didn’t really do much with it until recently. I’ve read all of Jane Austen’s novels, but that was ages ago it seems. I’m excited to reread them with everyone and fall in love with Jane Austen’s writing all over again. I’m most excited to read Emma, since she is my FAVORITE Jane Austen character. I also feel like I identify with her most, since I’m always interested in everyone’s loves lives minus my own. ;D My favorite book is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak because it broke my heart in the most beautiful way.
    I’m so glad you’re doing this Jessica! I don’t have any suggestions for you, since this is my first time doing something like this. So far, everything is great!

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    • thereadingrebel says:

      Emma is my least favorite book. I look forward to discussing it with you. Maybe you will make me see something that I overlooked reading it the first few times. I joined bookstrgram the same month but didn’t get into seriously until a few months ago. What is your account name on instagram? I live in FL but have family in GA.

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      • Jaz says:

        P&P is the only book I’ve read more than once from Austen, but Emma just stuck out to me. I can’t wait to hear your perspectives though.
        Oh nice! My username is: bookish.petite
        I’ve been to FL several times for vacation. I’ve always had the best time. πŸ˜€

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    • thehuntforpaperbacks says:

      Hey there Jaz! I’m so glad you’re here to reread the Austen novels with us! πŸ™‚ I’m super impressed that you’re doing it while in grad school too! Way to go! I’ve seen the movie adaptations of Emma (haven’t read it, unfortunately, yet) but I think she’s a HOOT! haha And I love your reasoning behind loving her so much as a character. I am so happy you’re here, once again!

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      • Jaz says:

        I’m not in grad school yet, but working on it. ;D
        The movie adaptation for Emma was lovely! Gwyneth Paltrow was hilarious. Though, as always, I prefer the book. I can’t wait for you to read it!

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      • Jaz says:

        Oh no! I didn’t even know there was one. (I rarely watch tv) Now I’m definitely going to be checking it out. πŸ˜€

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    • randombct says:

      Hello Jaz! I would also love to get to work with publishing books! Good luck on getting into a program! πŸ™‚ It would feel amazing to be able to help publish amazing books and see them on the shelves then! πŸ™‚ I still need to read The Book Thief, but I want to very soon! I don’t think I’ve ever heard one bad thing about it. Good to meet you! πŸ™‚

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      • Jaz says:

        Hello and thank you! It’s been this booknerd’s dream to deal with books for a living.
        The Book Thief is beyond words. I hope you get to read it and love it as much as I do. Let me know! Lovely to meet you!

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      • Jaz says:

        The movie! Yes. Oh my heart.
        I didn’t impact me nearly as much as the book, but I feel they handled my treasured story very well! It still kicked me in the feels.
        I’m so glad you love the book and it’s so great to meet you!

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    • brennan45 says:

      Hi Jaz! I think that is the most relatable thing I have heard about Emma! And I’m like yup that is also me πŸ˜…πŸ˜… I haven’t read all of Austens books before so I am excited for this

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      • Jaz says:

        Hey!
        Yes! You understand.
        I’m so excited for you to see all the lovely characters and amazing stories Jane Austen has created. It’s so nice to meet you!

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  6. Jenny Ellis says:

    Hello, I’m Jenny. I live in Northwest Missouri. I’ve been a part of the bookstagram community for a little over a year. I have read all the Jane’s novels. I even took a Jane Austen class in college. I have a BA in English literature and a master’s in library science. I’m most excited to re-read Persuasion again because it’s my favorite. Even though Persuasion is my favorite and I do love Anne I think I identity most with Elinor from Sense and Sensibility. I love too many books to pick a favorite. As for what I hope to accomplish I hope to actually re-read all of them. I always says I’m going to re-read them and then I get distracted by a shiny, pretty, new book. I don’t have any suggestions for you either. I’m just glad you’re doing this.

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    • thehuntforpaperbacks says:

      HI Jenny! WOW, how was the Jane Austen class in college? I’m super jealous. What sort of work did you do for that class? I’m very impressed you got a masters in library science. It’s what I wanted to do but for the moment, it’s not in the cards to go back for more school. Pfft! πŸ˜‰ hehe I LOVE Elinor! I definitely feel similar most to her. At least at the moment since I haven’t read them all yet. GAH! I can’t wait! πŸ™‚

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      • Jenny Ellis says:

        I’m trying to track down the syllabus. The department’s website used to have them all on there but they’re not there anymore. The current department head was my advisor so maybe she’ll help me track it down.

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    • Tisha Mitchell says:

      Hi Jenny! Wow a Jane Austen class! I had an English teacher who loved Jane Austen so we touched upon her a great deal but she was also huge fan of Mary Shelley. But I cannot imagine having a full class dedicated to Jane ☺️☺️

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  7. Shauna says:

    My name is Shauna and I’m in Loveland, CO. I fell in love with Jane in college and P&P is my all time favorite book! I haven’t read all the books so I’m excited to read those. I have two sons ages 7 and 9 who I like to torture with my reading obsession and hope it rubs off on them! I am the proud of owner of the Jane Austen action figure and other misc Austen hoodies! I look forward to “meeting” everyone! My Instagram name is @jbsmunky if you’ll like to follow me πŸ™‚

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    • Sammy Kay says:

      Hey Shauna, I live in Pueblo, Colorado. It’s awesome someone from the same state is doing this read!! My brother and his wife use to live in Loveland, but have since moved to Greeley. I have a daughter she is about to be 7 on the 24th.

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    • thehuntforpaperbacks says:

      Howdy Shauna! haha I want to be tortured with reading! lol. They are lucky boys to have such a thoughtful mother! πŸ˜‰ I hope you’re posting all your Austen memorabilia on your IG because I’m about to stalk you on there. You’ve been warned… πŸ˜‰ haha

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    • brennan45 says:

      Hi Shauna! I find I do the same with my younger sisters. One of them is taking after me and is equally obsessed about books but the other is too interested in tv shows and Netflix (she is fourteen so I think she suffers from teenageritis)

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  8. Tisha Mitchell says:

    Hi everybody my name is Tisha (ig: bluestocking629). I live in Plumsteadville Pennsylvania with my husband and going on 18-year-old cat Lennon. My favorite Jane Austen book is actually a tie between Northanger Abbey and Pride and Prejudice. I have read all of Jane’s books more than once but I look forward to reading them with friends for the first time. My other favorite books are The Outsiders by SE Hinton and Blue Castle by LM Montgomery ( I beseech you all to read this book! ). I started my bookstagram account in 2014 without even using that as a hashtag! I got serious the summer of 2016 ☺️

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    • thereadingrebel says:

      Nice to meet you Trisha. I love cats and have one tabby/white called Sophie(which I named after Captain Wentworth’s sister in Persuasion)and one black/white called Little Kitty. My late cat Zippy died in 2015 at the old age of 15. I really like Northanger Abbey but it isn’t my favorite Austen. Like Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorites. Are you a fan of regency romance? I love your username. Have you read any Georgette Heyer? Look forward to rereading Austen with you.

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      • Tisha Mitchell says:

        I love cat people 🐱!! Sophie, Little Kitty and Zippy are great names! (Lennon’s sister McCartney also passed away and 15).

        I have not yet read Georgette Heyer but I do believe I have one of her books. So many books not enough time πŸ™‚

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    • thehuntforpaperbacks says:

      Hello Tisha!! Good to see you here on the JABBR side! Wow, your cat is a survivor! My cat, Scout, is turning 6 soon. This is going to be fun; I’m super interested in your thoughts on the books since you’ve read them a few times! YAY! I also really love The Outsiders! I’ve never heard of Blue Castle, but I’m putting it on my GR tbr now. Stat! πŸ˜‰

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      • Tisha Mitchell says:

        Little Lennon is quite the fighter, ever since day one! He is sick now but totally fighting it (kidney disease).

        Scout is such a cute name πŸ™‚

        I am most anxious to read Emma again because it’s my least favorite. It is been several years since I have read it though so maybe this will change my mind !

        I think you will really love reading Blue Castle!

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      • thehuntforpaperbacks says:

        Emma is also probably my least fav, just basing that off the movies and what I know about it (since I’m a stink and haven’t read them all yet!). I probably know the least about Northanger Abbey though.
        I’ve already read some reviews about Blue Castle and it looks amazing! I’ll have to order it after I’m done with my book buying ban lol. :/

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    • randombct says:

      Nice to meet you Tisha! 18-year-old cat? Wow! He is having a wonderful, long, happy life! My one cat is 15 and I hope he had several years yet! He’s going to be a heartbreaker! Happier note! I have never read any of Austen’s books so I look forward to hearing your opinions, with having read them before! Have a wonderful day! πŸ™‚

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      • Tisha Mitchell says:

        Nice to meet you as well!

        Yes In a few months Lennon will be 18. I hope your kitty joins L in celebrating an 18th birthday!

        I really hope you enjoy Jane Austen as much as I do! 😻

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    • Sammy Kay says:

      I love cats!! I would totally be the crazy cat lady if my husband would let me. Since he wont I only have two. My oldest is Milo and he just turned 11 and my calico is about to turn 9 her name is Kick a poo.

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  9. thereadingrebel says:

    Hello my name is Nicole. I live in Tampa, FL. I started my blog in 2014 but have been on a break from it for a while and am planning to start my reviews again. I have been a serious part of the bookstagram for a few months now. I found it in March of last year but really didn’t get into the picture taking part until a few months ago. My name on instragram is thereadingrebel and my blog is thereadingrebel.wordpress.com. I love to read YA(Fantasy and Sci-fi are my favorites),Romance,The Classics,and Jane Austen(any thing from essays to fan fiction).

    I found Jane Austen in 2009 and have been a fan since I read P&P. I have read all her books many times. 5-6 times each at least. My favorites are Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park. I have seen a movie version of all the books but I haven’t watched Love and Friendship yet. I am a lot like a mix of Anne from Persuasion and Elinor from Sense and Sensibility. My favorite heroines are Elizabeth,Fanny,Anne,and Elinor. My favorite heroes Mr. Darcy. Colonel Brandon, Edmund Bertram,and Captain Wentworth. I am also a huge fan of the Bronte sisters work. You can’t ask me to pick one.

    My favorite book is a tie between Pride and Prejudice because I love the writing. language,characters,and romance and Wuthering Heights because of the writing and because it is like nothing I have ever read. I am looking forward to making new friends and discovering more about Jane Austen’s books with each discussion. I already have pages of notes on S&S. I know some amazing JAFF if you want recommendations. I am looking forward to reading Mansfield Park the most. It is the most underrated of Austen’s novels and I love to see if other people love it like me. Emma is my least favorite Austen and the one I have read the least so maybe I will learn something new from it.

    for the readalong it would be fun to watch one of the movies and compare it to the book.
    Look forward to getting to know you all and read some Austen.

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    • thehuntforpaperbacks says:

      HELLO Nicole! I love all of those genres! They are definitely my go tos! Wow I’m impressed that you’ve read them so many times. Way to go! I’ll be interested to see and read your thoughts about them. Who is your favorite Austen man???? I need you to pick one…hahah jk!!! πŸ˜‰ I CAN’T WAIT TO PICK YOUR BRAIN ON YOUR S&S NOTES! Also, I would love to hear some JAFF recommendations. I’m a big fan of all things Austen. hehe I love the idea of watching a movie, in fact, I thought about doing a live IG thingy and just watching each movie together-ish.

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    • Tisha Mitchell says:

      Nicole! I am so happy to hear that I am not alone with having Emma as my least favorite! It’s awful funny that it is my least favorite because when I was growing up in my parents house I chose the name Emma for our Cairn Terrier…oh well!

      I’m going to look for you now on Instagram ☺️

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    • Sammy Kay says:

      I love Florida!! I have family that lives there, but I haven’t been to Tampa. I’m actually going to Florida in a couple of weeks for a little family reunion.

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    • brennan45 says:

      Wow! I am impressed and feel like I should have read Austens works before this πŸ˜…πŸ˜… But I look forward to finally reading them all and get other people’s opinions about the books! I have only read Emma and P&P(which I was forced to read the same chapter for a month so have a slight resentment towards) but I am hoping participating in this JABBR will help me actually enjoy the book

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  10. Sammy Kay says:

    Hello everyone, my name is Samantha. I’m from Southern Colorado. I don’t have a bookstagram account, but I love seeing everyones beautiful pictures and finding new books to read. When I got my nook I bought The Complete Collection of Jane Austen, but haven’t read any of the stories yet. I’ve started Sense and Sensibility, but never finished. I’m excited to partake in this book read with everyone and finally read some Jane Austen!! Harry Potter will always be my favorite book (still obsessed 19 years later) but I enjoy reading other young adult books, fantasy, and romances. I’ve never done anything like this before, so I have nothing to suggest, but I think its a wonderful idea and love everything you’ve done so far.

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    • thereadingrebel says:

      I have been in a few discussions and they have all been so much fun. I love Harry Potter also. I am a Ravenclaw. What’s your house? I see we love the same genres. I look forward to discussing the books with you. Reading them for the first time is so much fun.

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    • thehuntforpaperbacks says:

      Hi Samantha! I’m so happy that you’re joining in on the fun! Do you like your nook? I’ve thought about getting an ereader but don’t know what to get! There’s so many! haha. I LOVE HP!!! So glad we agree on this. lol. I’m so glad you like this idea. This will be awesome!

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      • Sammy Kay says:

        I have one of the first edition nooks and it’s nice to read from, but it’s not the greatest. My mom has a newer version and it’s basically a tablet, so it’s much easier to use the Internet and other options it offers. I also have the Amazon Kindle app on my phone and I use that for reading more often than my nook.

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      • Sammy Kay says:

        Tisha, I can’t wait to read Jane Austen with you!! I’ve noticed there are a lot of Potterheads taking part in this read. I would love and definitely be part of a HP buddy read if Jessica organized one.

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      • thehuntforpaperbacks says:

        You know, I was actually planning on doing another buddy read after this! It was originally more classics…but this is also quite delish!! We can all help me decide when we get closer to the end. Dang. Now I’m excited about that one too….haha

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  11. Kirstie says:

    Hello everyone! My name is Kirstie and I’m from the US. I am so excited to be a part of JABBR! It’s been about four months since I joined bookstagram and I enjoy every moment of it — the interaction with other bibliophiles mostly! πŸ™‚ I’ve never read any of Austen’s work and so I am not sure which character I would identify most with, but I plan to find out through this wonderful group! I think I’m most excited for Pride & Prejudice just because I hear so much about that book! There’s so much to be excited for — socialization with many amazing bookstagrammers, finally experiencing Jane Austen’s work, giveaways, and discussions! I can’t possibly think of anything to suggest that we add to JABBR honestly! I think this is already such an exciting experience and I hope everyone enjoys their reading! πŸ™‚ I look forward to further my knowledge of the world of Jane Austen! Happy reading to all! πŸ™‚

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    • thehuntforpaperbacks says:

      HI KIRSTIE! I also enjoy the bookstagram atmostphere! Everyone is so awesome! That’s true, it’s hard to figure that out without reading them all. Duh! I haven’t even read more than P&P. I am so glad I’m finally getting myself to read them all. Finally. I’m so happy that you’re excited about this as I am. I’m so thankful!!

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    • Tisha Mitchell says:

      Hello Kirstie!

      I am so excited for everybody in this group that has yet to read Jane Austen. Like I said before I really wish I was reading her again for the first time. Very exciting !

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  12. Kim P. says:

    Hi everyone, I’m Kim and I love Jane Austen! I’ve read all of her novels, most more than once. I’ve read her juevenalia some of her letters and a couple of biographies. I, too, love JAFF! (That’s Jane Austen fan fiction). I’m looking forward to reading annotated editions this time and can’t wait to hear opinions from those who are reading some of these for the first time. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite then it gets harder to choose. Mansfield Park is the one I struggle with so looking forward to reading that again. I love all of the movies but Colin Firth is my Darcy. So nice to meet you all and have Jessica as our hostess! I joined Bookstagram in August last year (@kim_reads) and I post Austen pics quite a lot.

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    • randombct says:

      That’s wonderful how much you love Austen’s work! It makes me even more excited to begin reading! I am new to her work, but I hear only great things! I’m definitely going to check out your Austen photos! (@randombookscatstea) πŸ™‚ Nice to meet you as well and I agree, very lucky to have a nice host in Jessica!

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    • thehuntforpaperbacks says:

      HI KIM! So happy that you’re joining! I know that you have lots of thoughts about Austen’s works since you’ve read them all and other JAFF! So I’m really excited that you’re here!! Yippee! GAH! I love Colin Firth as Darcy. ***swoon. Again, I’m glad you’re here! ❀ You da girl!

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    • Tisha Mitchell says:

      Hi Kim! I agree 100% about Colin Firth! He is THE Darcy!

      I was going to follow you on Instagram but I see that I already am following you! We are both also taking part in the #littlefunkolovedowntherabbithole challenge! I love that you chose Jane Bennett!

      You have such beautiful photos Kim 😊😊

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    • brennan45 says:

      I have never watched any adaptions of Austens works πŸ™ˆ I feel like I should though especially after participating in JABBR. If you have a preference for which adaptions to watch I would greatly appreciate them πŸ™ˆ

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      • brennan45 says:

        I’m going to watch each adaption after I finish each book! Thanks for the help guys! Much appreciated. I was talking about doing this JABBR and i actually found that my aunt has the BBC adaptions on DVD that I will be borrowing ☺️

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      • thehuntforpaperbacks says:

        I thought about doing a Live IG viewing together of the movies after we read them each month. It’s all up to y’all! YouTube has a few of them though (thank goodness for YouTube!). πŸ™‚ ❀

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      • brennan45 says:

        The live viewing would be so good! Living in all different timezones might be a problem though! You could always just suggest people watch them and set up a post on the movies so people could discuss them there? Compare the movie to the book and swoon over the Austen men πŸ˜‚

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  13. Chanda says:

    Hi Everyone! I’m Chanda and I am from Edmonton Alberta. I am excited to be a part of JABBR and am so happy that I stumbled across it. My favourite Austen novel would have to be Pride and Prejudice (of course) but it is quickly followed by Northanger Abbey. I have read all except for Sense and Sensibility, so I’m very happy that we are starting with it. I discovered Bookstagram in April of last year (@allchanny) but didn’t really get fully emerged in it until lately. I love all of the people I have met and cannot wait to find more lovely people that are a part of this community.

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    • Tisha Mitchell says:

      Hello Chandra! I am so excited to have found another great fan of Northanger Abbey! I feel that book is terribly underrated…

      Slightly off topic I see quilts and some of your photos on Instagram. They are beautiful. Are you the quilter?

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      • Chanda says:

        Me too! I think its is so fun and lends a lighter side to Austen.

        I am not a quilter, but my mom is! That being said I have been known to help her out and sew on a few bindings and help pin them. πŸ™‚ There is one that her and I made together and it is my one of my favourites.

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      • Tisha Mitchell says:

        That is so cool that you and your mom have worked on them together! I quilt occasionally… but I am more into scrapbooking… And reading !

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    • thehuntforpaperbacks says:

      I’m probably most excited about Northanger Abbey because it’s the one I know the least about. It seems like such a hoot though! I simply CANNOT wait! πŸ˜‰ That’s ironic that S&S is the only one you haven’t read! Perfect timing! hehe

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      • Chanda says:

        It worked out perfectly for me! I am loving every minute of S&S. Northanger is quite different from Austen’s other novels which is one of the reasons why I love it so much!

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  14. Kate says:

    Hi everyone, I’m Kate! I live with my wonderful family (including 1 dog, 4 kitties, and 8 hens) in sunny California! So far I have only read Pride & Prejudice, Persuasion, and Northanger Abbey, although I own multiple copies of all of Jane’s novels. Pride & Prejudice is definitely my favorite! Although I’m also quite fond of Mr. Knightley – and I am super excited to read Emma during this read-along!!! Of all of Jane’s characters, I think I identify most with Elinor Dashwood, or possibly Anne Elliot. My all-time favorite book is Little Women – the March sisters feel like dear friends! But I also love many other classics and historical fiction. I am super excited to participate in JABBR! Happy reading!!! ❀

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  15. tracey mandavy says:

    Hi everyone l am Tracey from Hervey Bay in Queensland Australia….roughly 5 hours north of Brisbane (the capital) with my hubby and 3 kids combined and our Moodle teddy and ragdoll cat KitKat . I am a recent discoverer of Jane Austen please don’t hold that against me lol. I have read P&P, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey and Emma. My fave Austen book would be between Emma and Persuasion. to say l fave a fave character is a tad hard as l relate to them all in some way or another. I am most excited about reading and re reading them all and to get a better understanding of them all, as it was my goal this year to read more classics and more widely than my usual historical fiction. i have been a part of the bookstagram community for a while, l enjoy seeing what other people are reading etc. plus it gives me ideas for my girls to read. l can’t wait to get into all these books

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      • tracey mandavy says:

        Hi Nadine, it would appear so, l honestly thought l hadn’t scratched the surface of Janes books. I am also looking forward to what other people think of the books it may give me a wider perspective of her work.

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      • thereadingrebel says:

        It is always an eye opener discussing books with ours. Everyone seens something different. That is one of my favorite things about discussing books. Seeing the book though someone else’s eyes.

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    • thehuntforpaperbacks says:

      Helloooooo Tracey! Glad to have you here! I have a kitty too! Her name is Scout and such a stinker. πŸ˜‰ You’ve read more Austen than I have and I’d never hold that against you that you are a recent discoverer. πŸ™‚ It will be such fun reading your discussions about the books since you’ve read some of them before! I love the classics and hope to read more also! πŸ™‚ Thanks for being here.

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  16. Megan says:

    Hello! Sorry I’m a little late with my introduction, life and having a cold get in the way. Anyways, I am Megan and I am from a small town in Washington State. I joined Bookstagram about 4 months ago and I am enjoying making new friends who share the same interests I do! I have read none of Jane Austen’s novels but I am really excited to read them now! 😊

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  17. brennan45 says:

    Hello everybody! My name is Nadine I am 22 years old and currently living in Ireland. ☺️ I joined the bookstagram community in October 2016 so haven’t been a member that long πŸ™ˆ. I recently graduated And With my degree I had to read two of Austens books, Pride and Prejudice and Emma but I am looking forward to getting to read all of her books!
    My bookstagram account is @instabooks9153

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    • thereadingrebel says:

      Hi Nadine. That is so cool you live in Ireland. I want to go there some day. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite. I have 4 copies of it. Which one of the two did you like best? Look forward to discussing Austen with you.

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      • brennan45 says:

        Not gonna lie I had a slight resentment towards P&P because my tutor spent a month studying one chapter and a week on just one paragraph!(When Lizzie first visits Pemberley) So I want to reread if for fun now to see if I enjoy it more before I say which one is my favourite from the two. So many people enjoy P&P so I feel like I should give it a chance without being forced to spend a week on one paragraph πŸ˜…

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    • thereadingrebel says:

      I promised to not discussion on one paragraph at a time. That is horrible to spend a week’s discussion one paragraph. I am one of the biggest JA fans ever but I couldn’t do that. Maybe a week on a few chapters but not on a paragraph. Let’s hope reading it for fun helps you see what an amazing book it is.

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    • thehuntforpaperbacks says:

      Nadine! So good to have you here! I haven’t been on bookstagram for very long either but it’s so fun seeing books recs and meeting neat people and friends. Score! If I were to travel to one country, it would always be Ireland. I’m super impressed by pictures I’ve seen and the people and culture. Wonderful! One day perhaps!

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      • brennan45 says:

        Ireland in good weather is such a beautiful country! I would recommend visiting but beware that it rains a lotπŸ™ˆ Although the past few months we haven’t had as much rain as we usually do!

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  18. victoriavanvlear says:

    Hi everyone,

    Sorry I’m a bit late on this. I’m Victoria (@victoriavanvlear). I live in Southern California, and I’ve been a real member of the Bookstagram community since November (before that, I only dabbled). I’ve read all of Austen’s books except Lady Susan, so I’m excited to read that one at some point. I probably identify most with Fanny from Mansfield Park, who is quiet but strong and knows her own mind. I love all Austen’s books, but Pride and Prejudice holds a special place in my heart πŸ™‚

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    • thereadingrebel says:

      Hi Victoria

      Fanny is one of my favorite JA heroines. She is so underrated and I love her. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite Ausen it was the first one I read and fell in love with her writing but Mansfield Park is my second favorite. I love it so much. What other books do you like to read?:)

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    • thehuntforpaperbacks says:

      Hello Victoria!! It’s nice to have you join! I’m excited to read your thoughts when the discussions come since you’ve read most of them before! Fanny is so misunderstood, I feel, by many readers but I’m glad you identify with her and life her because I’ve always had a soft spot for you too. Though I’ve only seen movie adaptations of Mansfield Park.:) πŸ™‚

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  19. Lindsay Martin says:

    Hi! My name is Lindsay and I have recently joined the IG book community within the last year – I feel like I am still on the fringe/learning about it, even at this point. I am currently residing in the Columbus, Ohio area and I have read only one Jane Austen book so far – Pride and Prejudice, which I have re-read several times. I am looking forward to reading other work by Austen and to participate in discussions. This will be a nice break from my job as a science teacher. During this challenge I am hoping to push myself to make time for a “balanced life” that includes making time for my hobbies/interests along with pushing myself out of my comfort zone.

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    • thereadingrebel says:

      Hi Lindsay. That is so cool that you are a teacher. My cousin is a teacher, I look forward to getting to know you and seeing what you think of the rest of Austen’s work. What other books do you enjoy reading?

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    • thehuntforpaperbacks says:

      Hey Lindsey, I have also only read P&P! I loved every second of it and I’m so excited to re-read it in March! That is so neat what you are trying to accomplish with creating for yourself a balanced life. I’m glad that we are all a part of this journey with you! πŸ™‚ Thanks for joining in the fun, I appreciate it so so much.

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    • brennan45 says:

      Hi Lindsay! I read P&P and Emma but never reread them so you shouldn’t worry about on,y having read one Austen book. I think it is gonna help us approaching the books with a new set of eyes and you never knew we might see something in the books that nobody has on their previous rereads! My bookstagram name is @instabooks9153 what’s yours and I will add you? ☺️

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  20. bookedbybliss says:

    Hi everyone! Sorry I’m so late to join in on the introductions – I just moved house this weekend and this have been a bit hectic.

    I’m Hana (@bliss2310 on Instagram), originally from Sri Lanka and currently living in Singapore. I think I joined bookstagram around six months ago and I’m still working on making my photos look good πŸ˜‹ I love the fact that Bookstagram brings together so many bibliophiles who would never get to meet in person. I’ve made some wonderful friends and come across many new book recommendations (I’m afraid I’ve been spending more money on books since joining bookstagram 😁)

    I read Pride and Prejudice many years ago and loved it. I don’t know why that didn’t prompt me to read any of her other books sooner. The only other one I’ve read is Persuasion, sometime last year. Reading it reminded me of how much I enjoyed Pride and Prejudice that I went out and bought more of her books. I wasn’t able to find Sense and Sensibility at the time and I only ordered it from Book Depository after joining JABBR and I’m still impatiently waiting for it to arrive!

    I don’t think I can pick just one favourite book. Among my many favourites are the Harry Potter series, the Anne of Green Gables books, A Suitable Boy and To Kill a Mockingbird (though I did not like Go Set a Watchman).

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    • thereadingrebel says:

      Hi Hana and Welcome to the JABBR. πŸ™‚ I bought a new copy for the read myself and plan on buying a new Jane Austen book each month and replacing my old well loved collection of Jane Austen books. I love Harry Potter. What is your house? I can’t wait to see what you think of S&S.

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      • bookedbybliss says:

        Just finished volume 1 and I’m loving it so far! I think I tried out the Harry Potter house sorting once and got put into Hufflepuff but I prefer to imagine I’m more Ravenclaw πŸ˜›

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    • thehuntforpaperbacks says:

      Hello! I hope your move went smoothly! It’s so nice to meet you. I also LOVE the bookstagram community – it’s one of my favorite things now! I’ve only read P&P and I also don’t understand why I haven’t read more of Austen’s books as well! πŸ˜‰ I hope your copy of S&S arrives soon for you! I never like waiting for book mail to come. I also love HP and Anne of Green Gables! Have you read the whole series of AoGG?

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      • bookedbybliss says:

        My copy finally arrived last Friday and I just finished reading volume 1 (heading over to your discussion post as soon as I’m done with this reply!). And yes, I’ve read all the books in the Anne of Green Gables series (except Further Chronicles on Avonlea, I think) and I’m thinking of rereading them again soon because it’s been more than ten years since I first read the books.

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  21. RenΓ©e Ann Torres says:

    Hello!
    A little late to the party! However, I thought I’d still introduce myself. My name is Renee (IG @bookishblissandbeauty). I’m from southern California and I’ve been active in the bookstagram community for about 5 or 6 months. I’ve actually only read P&P, though I’ve seen film & tv adaptations of some of Austen’s other books. I’m excited to delve into more of her work though. I think I identify most with Elizabeth because of her demeanor & love of books, though perhaps I’ll change my mind after reading more!

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    • brennan45 says:

      Hi Renee! I have only read P&P and Emma so I held off on saying which character I most identify with because I feel like I will change my mind after each book I read ☺️ I only recently joined the bookstagram community and love it so far! Everybody is just so friendly and finally found people who obsess over books as much as I do πŸ˜‚

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  22. charityrau says:

    Hi everyone! My name is Charity, and I live in Maryland. I’ve been on IG (@charityrau) for about 2 years. I’ve read Mansfield Park, Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, and Sense and Sensibility. I am most excited to read Emma, because I loved the movie. I just never got around to reading the book. It’s really hard for me to pick a favorite book. Little Women is one of my favorites – I’ve read it a dozen times, but I also love YA fantasy and mysteries. I’m looking forward to meeting lots of new people who love books and Jane Austen!

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  23. Austen Nerd says:

    Sorry it took me so long to introduce myself! Hi! Everyone! My name is Krista and I’m from the U.S.A. I’m super excited to be participating in this Jane Buddy Read. I have read most of Jane Austen’s work and love her! I will be excited for the re-reads and new reads. I am a little behind in my reading of Sense & Sensibility, but I am catching up this week! Thank You Hunt for Paperbacks for hosting this awesome read!

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  24. Jessica says:

    Hi everyone!

    First I want to apologize for the late post here but I am so excited to jump into this buddy read with you all 😊

    My name is Jessica and I live in Pennsylvania, but I call England and Australia my home as well. I have always enjoyed writing and had a travel blog, but bookstagram has inspired me to start another blog! I’ve missed it! I have been a part of bookstagram since September 2016 and I have loved every minute of it! I have met some of the most incredible people, including Jessica who is running this buddy read, and I honestly cannot imagine my life without my bookstagram friends. I have read 4 Jane Austen books: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma and Northanger Abbey, but I am excited to get to reread some of these titles and experience them all over again, as well as reading the rest. I have always loved reading and I pretty much read anything that catches my eye (that happens a lot haha). I have always loved classic literature. I also love fantasy and YA novels, and I am getting into historical fiction so that has been fun. I work in the non fiction section of our library so I am pushing myself to read more non fiction and I have found some fantastic books by doing that. I will say Harry Potter is one of my absolute favorites! I feel like I identify with 3 of Jane’s characters: Elinor Dashwood, Elizabeth Bennett and Jane Bennett. Elinor is very quiet and reserved and I can relate to her in that sense as I am personal and don’t like to show my feelings too much. With Elizabeth, I feel like I can relate to her belief in love. She is also very headstrong, determined, independent and complex, which I connect with too. As for Jane, I feel like I identify with her sweet, shy and sensible manner, as I often am quiet but kind to everyone. With this buddy read, I am most excited for sharing ideas and thoughts with other members of the buddy read and getting to know more people. I am already enjoying reading everyone’s posts. Thank you Jessica for this awesome experience ❀

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