I can count on one hand the number of ‘the classic’ authors I’ve actually read and, more importantly, enjoyed. Of those, my by-far favourite is Jane Austen. *I luff her.*
But this Austenmania thing that’s currently going on in the world… PLEASE. MAKE. IT. STOP!!!!
For fucks sake, Twilightfied (TM Katiebabs chook) book covers, vampire and monster knock-offs, and becomings, accordings and P&P obsessions galore?? Where will it all end?!
Wait. Maybe I spoke too soon…
We haven’t yet seen an ‘Emma In Space’ or ‘Aliens at Northanger Abbey‘. Perhaps these are in the planning stages. At this point nothing would surprise me.
So, what’s your prediction? What do you think we’ll see next in the let’s-put-everyone-off-Jane-Austen-for-life craze?
ETA: An idea spawned by Katiebabs chook blooms under the awesome skills of Tam’s girl child.
I predict that every teenage girl in the known universe will line up for weeks – possibly even months – in advance to read this gem.