Thursday, December 02, 2010

Purr and Prejudice

Now, you all know I like me some Jane Austen. And I do adore cats. So this recent discovery, which I am about to impart to you, made me squee with delight. Yes, for those of us who like a little purr with their prejudice...

"All this she must possess," added Darcy, "and to all this she must yet add something more substantial, in the improvement of her mind by extensive reading."


...we now have AustenCats. In the words of site founders Debbie Guyol and Pamela Jane, Chick Lit has finally met Kit Lit; in others of their words, this is where the adorable meets the absurd. Go to gawk, but don't be shy; they've set up the site so you can join in, too. If your cat is a Pride and Prejudice character reincarnated (in a higher form, naturally) you can upload and caption a photo of your own. They're even hosting a Mr. Darcy-cat Contest. If you're an Austenite or a cat fanatic, or you simply like a little preposterousness with your afternoon tea, skip on over. And may Austen Mania--in all its endless variations--continue to reign!

8 comments:

Andrea said...

Oh such delightful silliness. What would we do without Jane Austen and cats? A smug and boring world it would be.
Thank you for this!

Christine Fletcher said...

Smug and boring indeed, Andrea! What I love about this is the tongue-in-cheekiness of it...just what Jane herself might approve.

Melissa Marsh said...

How fun! I'm sure my cat (shameless flirt that she is) would fit in here somewhere. Off to check it out now...

Christine Fletcher said...

Melissa, your cat may be the next Austen heroine in fur! :)

Pamela Jane said...

Hi, Christine, I'm Pamie, Debbie Guyol's friend and austencats partner. Thanks so much for posting this! I Tweeted it. My daughter, Annelise, loves your books! Pamela Jane http://www.pamelajane.com

lisanowak said...

Finding that must have made your day!

Christine Fletcher said...

Hi, Pamie! I'm delighted to post about your site--I love your idea, and I hope we get to see beautiful, funny AustenCats in bookstores sometime soon!

Christine Fletcher said...

Lisa--Yes, it did. :) Cats and Austen = chocolate and peanut butter = YUMMY GOODNESS.