About Us

 

Writing/Editing Staff: 

Head Blogger:

Miss E

Hi lovely readers. Welcome to Looking for Pemberley. Despite the specific reference in the title, my blog is open for most topics. You are invited to read our discussions here, and feel free to join in and comment.  Hit me up with a comment, or send a message through the form below if you have any specific feedback for me, or want to have a post considered.

A little bit about myself, to start. I love to read. I also love to paint, draw, sing, and explore the world (would like to do more of that actually, so if you have any extra flier miles you are doling out, please contact me 😉 ).

My first book was Henry’s Awful Mistake, by the illustrious children’s author Robert Quackenbush. You should definitely read this book if you haven’t yet. I have been interested in reading and relationships ever since encountering this story of Henry, Clara, and the very snarky ant.

Stories are important to me, and I feel that they have significant impacts on all of our lives. Stories are all around us- being read, consumed, and created daily, and I like to talk about them. They challenge,  inspire, and connect me to my own humanity and the humanity of others.

Explanation of the title? I read Pride and Prejudice in my first year of high school, and have been devouring more capital “L” Literature (and other less high-brow reads) the entire time after. My focus has been primarily 19th century, but I keep looking for that perfect reading experience, an Aha moment like the one Elizabeth feels when she visits Pemberley and realizes she’s fallen in love with Mr. Darcy.

I love that reading can transport us through the soul and experiences of conflicts that a character is coping with, elucidating our own experiences and working within us in our interactions with others.  However, I also believe that stories are in our daily experiences,  newspapers, media movies, and other “text.”

I currently live somewhere between Seattle, Albuquerque, and the Midwest, although mostly in Seattle. I have a Masters in Literature, and will sometimes write pseudo-academic articles here. However, you do not have to be an academic to join in our conversation.

Here at Looking for Pemberley the goal is to create a public forum for literary-inspired topics, including media, film, writing, popular culture, literary theory, gender, etc.

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Contributor:

Allen B:

Hello, I’m Allen B. I woke up one morning with a bad hangover to lean that I had told the lovely Miss E. that I would write for her blog from time to time. To be honest I only half remember the conversation, but I’m happy about it anyway; I find that I make some really great decisions someplace between my fourth whiskey of the evening and my morning after headaches.

A bit about myself? I’m something of a pill, I’m opinionated, cold, flippant, a bit of a drunk, ridiculously over-educated, disquietingly well read, and fascinated by literature, politics, and contemporary culture. It might help you to know that I’m gay, Mexican, something of a socialist, and not afraid to take some things personally. I cuss, am not a good idea for children, and advocate ethnic-cultural sexual transgression whenever one can find it.

I am very thankful to the wonderful Miss E. for her invitation to write for her blog and am excited to share my thoughts with you all. That being said, I need to go. It’s nearly two in the afternoon, I need to write and I haven’t yet had a drink.

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54 comments on “About Us

  1. Sheryl says:

    Miss E.–Your mention of Henry’s Awful Mistake brought back fond memories of reading that book to my kids. I hadn’t thought of it in years.

  2. I have to admit, I am not educated in the great works of literature, although I do love reading a good book. I’ve got several going currently ranging from Dan Brown to a mindless novel written based on a television show. I love irreverance and people who don’t take things too seriously. I too am in the midwest, a blue in an all too red state, many times feeling like an alien visiting a strange planet, wondering why all of these brainless creatures think they know better than all of us what we need. I will look forward to future posts! Thanks for stopping by my blog http://www.1domesticgoddess.wordpress.com i hope you check me out from time to time.

  3. “Stories are important to me. Stories are all around us- being read, consumed, and created daily . . . ” I couldn’t agree more. We need to cherish life and allow life to court us into richer, reflective moments.

  4. parwatisingari says:

    Liked your site. I am linking it mine hope you don’t mind.

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  6. Miss E: Thank you for visiting my blog and “liking” my Cauliflower-Salsa Bean Bake. While I feel that Elizabeth and Darcy would probably not care for it, Lydia and Wickenham would be wild enough to have a go, I believe.

    I have been a reader and writer since I could read and write and an avid Jane fan although not a true Janeite. Re stories, I recently did a late-life Ph.D. in Communications on narrative theory. Loved doing it! And truly believe that we have two modes of thinking: rational and narrational. Some people suppress one mode for the other while others can manage both easily.

    • Wow! Thank you so much for your comment! That Ph.D is pretty incredible. Did you study Austen in any of your classes? As for your point about the two modes of thinking, my mind is currently blown and I am very excited you shared this food for thought with me. I have a lot to chew on for a while now 🙂

  7. rutheh says:

    Thanks for hitting the “like”button on Cardboardmetravels blog today.
    Any chance you would consider hosting Flat Ruthie?
    Thanks
    Ruth

    • Sure Ruth, if you would like to write me about your idea, that would be great! I have a few ideas in mind already from looking at your blog, and would love to hear yours as well!

      • rutheh says:

        You send your snail address to cardboard.me.travels(at)gmail.com and I mail you a Flat Ruthie
        and then you come up with whatever you want and then email your writing and photos back to me for a guest blog.
        I don’t have anything specific in mind, just be creative and you can see people are hosting in a variety of ways. I fill in with a few pics as I wait for the return photos.
        Thanks

  8. kswann says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking a post! I’m not sure that my graphic novel, when I finish it, will be considered Literature right up there with Austen’s, but I can try anyway. I’ll be following your blog, I do love reading and it’s always fun to learn what other people are reading and what they think of it.

  9. penman says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my ‘sweet martabak’ post. I remember when I first read Pride and Prejudice, I was in 5 grade and I have to bring a dictionary to I read it. English was a minor subject in my town back then, so I was very under-educated. But it was because of Jane Austen, Alexandre Dumas and Leo Tolstoy that I started my journey to become an English writer. Love your posts on Jane Austen and will follow your blog from here on. See you..

  10. pearlessence says:

    Loved Pride and Prejudice – I had never even heard of it (I know, so bad!) until I got it on my Kindle app on my Android last summer. It was a wonderful read!

  11. AlyaVille says:

    Thanks for Liking my gluten free experiment! Especially as it brought me here… I love love love any kind of discourse or discusssion on all things literary. Your name immediately caught ym attention, so i had to check your blog out 😉

    I’m currently applying for Masters programs specifically for Children’s Literature. In the meantime, I work and I blog. Literature and writing are my first love (not including the husband of course!), food a close second; hence the food blog. 🙂

    Anyway looking forward to keeping up with you here.

  12. juliehhicks says:

    Hey there, just wanted to say thanks for stopping by and liking my post! I feel the need to give a bit of forewarning in case you plan to stop by again though – most posts are stories but they are usually chapter snippets for one in the works. Not the typical blog thing to do, I know, but it’s certainly proved to be an interesting way to get the bugger on the path to completion.

    I’m not sure if this version would be your cup of tea, but have you happened to come across Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? I haven’t finished it yet myself but it’s actually a good read. The author (besides Jane Austen of course) is Seth Grahame-Smith if you’re interested in checking it out.

    • Thank you! I actually figured that it was serial, and I did still enjoy reading it! I have not ventured in the Zombie realm yet, but am considering taking the leap this summer. I think it would lead to an interesting blog post!

  13. Sorry. I sent you a message instead of posting here. 😮

    Thanks for ‘liking’ my recent post, which was not remotely serious, I have to say. True, but not serious. I was interested to see your feminism categories, from time to time I do write fem posts over on my more serious/ranty blog – cloudsmovingin etc so if you don’t want to read about dirty dishes (!) you may want to look over there instead. I think the last post was about blogging.

    • Thanks for your response, and for the comment, although I’m sorry to have missed it until this point. I recently discovered the messages from wordpress via e-mail and the comment notifications appear very similar, so I’m sorry if your original message was deleted. I will check out the other site as well!

  14. Hi and thanks for liking my post. Your blog looks like a good place to read and interact. Will surely be stopping by soon. Good luck!

  15. Miss E,
    What a wonderful blog you have here. Thank you for visiting mine. I believe we both share an eclectic taste. I have the comics medium as my base but I love to jump around that as well. The best thing to do is simply follow your instinct and your voice comes through.
    Take care,
    Henry

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  17. juniperr says:

    Ms. E: Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my most recent post. As you can tell, I’m new to blogging so things are a bit disheveled. Your blog is great! I love your title. It gave me a warm fuzzy. Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books of all time! I can often be found in my craft room, knitting with the A&E (Colin Firth!) version of P&P in the background. It’s been my muse for many a year! Happy reading and thanks again for stopping by.
    Best,
    Jen

    • Hi Jen, glad you enjoy the site! It is still in progress as well, but I am glad to have gotten into a bit more of a blogging grove. Love the A&E version of P&P! Have a great weekend! Miss E

  18. Melody says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog, globalfamilytreks.com. I, too, love Pride & Prejudice and try to read it at least annually, if not more. I look forward to future visits to your blog!

  19. Fiona Cox says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog fionaworld.wordpress.com and liking my post about Paulo Coehlo’s book, The Pilgrimage. I am a literary fanatic also. Words are the stuff of life. Glad to learn about your blog and will look for interesting posts!

    Best wishes – Fiona

  20. Thanks for visiting my page!

  21. just4tot says:

    Hi Miss E, thanks for liking my post @ just4tot.wordpress.com. I love your articles! Will be following you from now on ^_-

  22. J M Naszady says:

    Thanks for visiting my site! I am also a fan of Austen’s work, and have searched for my own aha experiences.

  23. chahatgawdi says:

    Love your blog! xx

  24. whimsyink says:

    Hi, thanks for visiting my blog and ‘liking’ a post! Very cool blog here, really interesting 😀 I’m looking forward to reading more! Also, it’s a great name for a blog.

  25. Really enjoying take a look around your blog…always a pleasure to find another lit. geek 🙂

  26. Satis says:

    Why hello, Ms. E.

    You found my tale and liked it, and I thank you. I doubt I will be your Pemberley, but it’s nice to be noticed!

  27. whimsyink says:

    Hi, I really like your blog, and I nominated it for a Creative Chaos Award! Please visit http://lestwentytwo.wordpress.com/ for more information!

  28. Tony Single says:

    Whoops! I accidentally sent the text below as an email instead of leaving it as a comment. I really should be paying more attention!

    “I want to thank you for hitting “Like” on my most recent post, Miss E. I do appreciate it! 🙂 I’ve added your blog to my faves list as I’m very interested in what you’re doing here. What a wonderful thing to have a place to discuss some of my favouritest things (yup, I make up words)!”

    Okay, fixed! 😛

  29. So impressed with your site, and I’m glad you stumbled upon mine which can’t hold a candle. Thanks for “liking” and I’m anxious to follow you:)

  30. collegeveganista says:

    Thanks for the like on my post!

  31. Greetings! Thanks for visiting my blog (God’s Healing Plants) and for your support and encouragement. You have a great blog yourself. Blessings.

  32. Luciana says:

    Thank you for stopping by the site. Happy Blogging!

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