Friday, November 18, 2005

Christmas is coming!

I know the holiday season is officially starting, not because Thanksgiving (and the knock-down, drag-out tearful fest that is my extended family's gathering) is only 6 days away, but because I went to an open house at a local shopping center last night. There was fudge, carols played on the bagpipes, and sales, and I bought my first Christmas gift. Only 10 more to buy!

There was also a post on Risky Regencies asking about our Christmas wish lists, and I came up with some great, Janeite stuff for mine:
A Jane Austen action figure at The Writers Store ( they also have a Shakespeare action figure!

The Jane Austen Little Thinker doll at my favorite online shop, The Unemployed Philosophers Guild ( ) . My Frida Kahlo and Emily Dickinson dolls want her to join their unholy sorority. (There are also Shakespeare and Gandhi Little Thinkers)

And at Bas Bleu (, they have not only a Pride and Prejudice board game, but a beach towel printed with the first few paragraphs of P&P (thanks for pointing this out, Megan!)

Happy shopping, everyone! :)


Megan Frampton said...

If I don't get that towel for Xmas, I'm buying it myself. But I dropped a hint the size of a grandmother's fruitcake, so I think I will.

Amanda McCabe said...

Hopefully some kind friend or family member will see my wish-list here, too... :) That is a great towel! I'm not sure there is anyone here who would agree to play the Pride and Prejudice game with me.

Kelli McBride said...

The opening line of Pride and Prejudice is one of the greatest in literary history, IMHO:
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."

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