Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How Much of a Janeite Am I?

I am here to report my official score from the esteemed and reputable facebook application quiz “How Much of a Janeite Are You?'”.

IMG_1206 I had 21 correct out of 23. My final score, which seems to factor in the time needed, was 2612.  I don’t know how many have taken the quiz so far, But I ranked in the global top ten at the time of completion. Now to hunt down the other nine……..




  1. You go GIRL!! That's amazing and also hard to believe that anyone NOT on a Jane Austen board or a curator of her books and artifacts could have scored higher!

  2. I would be so low it would be sad.
    I just started Sense and Sensibility and ummmmmmm ouch, it is hard. What am I doing wrong? I love the movie and story, but this is not grabbing me even like Jane Eyre did ( I couldn't put that down!). I need a lesson on ready Austen, because I am no good at it, and I feel like the only person in the world who says that. Mom will hate me if I admit this at book club.

  3. @Ramsam: I think you are just picking up on the natural superiority of the Brontes compared to that overrated hack Jane Austen.
    From my extensive knowledge of Jane Eyre (watching part of it on PBS last year), I think it's great how the unattractive girl ends up with the blind guy and everything works out fine.

  4. Why do you like to make me mad. Don't even Joke about Austen vs. Bronte.

    Ramsam, I think it takes a while to get into the flow of the language. I'm used to it now, and I know them so well, but I remember when I started It all seemed so formal, like another language almost. Now when I get reading them it's not to think and speak in 'Austen language'. Just give it time to and it will begin to sound more natural. A good school version with notes and explanations can help too.
    One more idea... I know this won't help you with your book club, but I find 'Northanger Abbey' a little easier to read because there is more of Jane's own 'voice' in the narration.

  5. @Lynnae:
    "You take delight in vexing me. You have no compassion on my poor nerves."
    "You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these twenty years at least."


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