To ask other readers questions about Jane Austen's Guide to Dating , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Jane Austen's Guide to Dating. Lists with This Book. Feb 25, Meredith Austenesque Reviews rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is my first time reading a book about dating, it was not so much a self help book. It was more of a discussion of all the romantic characters in all six of Jane Austen's lovely novels.
In the book you look at their relationships, personalities, and why it did or did not work out. The book is broken down into ten chapters. Each chapter is a rule. Some of them are very helpful such as "If you like someone, make it clear that you do. Which I am very guilty of doing! Each chapter has three references from three different novels, then like 6 stories about people in real situations in today's world. The author stresses that the world has changed since Jane Austen's time, yet the fundamental principals of falling in love are the same.
If you love Jane Austen you will like this book, it is all about how her books teach us the proper way to find and fall in love with the right person. That is what the books of Jane Austen are all about, right? At the end of the book there is a quiz to see what kind of heroine you are and a summary of all Jan'es novels, and character analysis of romantic character good and bad!
I highly recommend this book for: Darcy, keeps falling in love with Willoughby's and Wickhams's, and is. May 11, Connie D rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a fun book, giving dating advice based on Jane Austen's characters' flaws and strengths, good and bad relationships, Henderson's thoughts on how and why they work, and modern relationships that have undergone similar trials.
As an Austen-lover, it was very entertaining. As someone who hasn't dated in decades, it was not a guide for me but was very clever and sensible as well. Jul 20, Mary rated it did not like it. This was not a good book. I'm not sure if it was the incongruity of using principles from Jane Austen to justify very modern sexual behaviors or if it was the fact that a good amount of information about Austen's books was wrong the Crawfords came to the neighborhood of Mansfield Park to visit their half-sister NOT their aunt.
And Henderson repeatedly accuses Willoughby's wife of being "bitchy" which is unfairly harsh. Not that it mattered since most of the examples didn't really make sense anyways. I would not recommend this book at all. Jun 11, Darlyn rated it really liked it. I enjoyed reading it tremendously and never thought that it is actually a self help book and dating guides! The book has ten chapters. Each chapter is likely a rule. In one chapter it highlighted the point that you should not play hard to get and try to appear hard to resist.
Here are the 10 interesting chapters; 1. If you like someone, make it clear that you do. Don't put your feelings on public display, unless they're fully reciprocated. Don't play games or leads people on. Have faith I enjoyed reading it tremendously and never thought that it is actually a self help book and dating guides! Have faith in your own instincts.
Don't fall for superficial qualities. Look for someone who can bring out your best qualities 7. Be witty if you can, but not cynical or cruel. Be prepared to wait for the right person to come along my favorite chapter. If your lover need a reprimand, let him have it. I was startled when I saw there's actually a quiz at the end of the book to see what kind of heroine you are and a summary of all Jane's novels, and character analysis of romantic character.
Believe me I'm Emma type! Hah, funny how things like quizzes really affect me how I want to be one of Jane's heroine! The dating's guide is somewhat hilarious and gives you some best of ideas for a modern type dating base on over years old legend publication romance fiction. Which I also come up with a conclusion that it is OK to be who you are.
Only, you have to follow the chapters 6. There is no rules you should follow, the 0, which there is no rule. If all the 10 rules can't be use or irrelevant, just stick to the rule 0. Mar 26, Jenny rated it liked it.
At one point in this book the author tells of her grandmother who said in her day there were skinny girls, bigger girls, and girls in between and a man who preferred a girl that looked like you. So there was no need for dieting. I think this goes not just for physical preference but characteristic preference too.
Not to say we shouldn't improve ourselves but what one woman fancies I most certainly don't. While this book had some good points, and it was fun to see what lessons might be learned fr At one point in this book the author tells of her grandmother who said in her day there were skinny girls, bigger girls, and girls in between and a man who preferred a girl that looked like you. While this book had some good points, and it was fun to see what lessons might be learned from Jane Austen novels, I decided, while reading it, that you marry who you fall in love with in spite of the annoying do not date this kind of guy traits he might have.
View all 6 comments. Sep 07, Margie rated it it was ok Shelves: A fun premise beaten like a dead horse. The chapters quickly become repetitive. The perspective is disappointing; although much of it is sensible and well grounded, there's also a lot that is contradictory and anti-feminist. Perhaps I simply shouldn't be reading books about dating. Jan 22, Evangeline rated it it was ok Shelves: This is going to sound really stupid, but I really didn't realise that this was an actual dating guide. I just thought it was another attention-seeking, non-literal book title, and would actually be a fictional story based around retelling a Jane Austen novel in a modern setting or something like that, which I'm a sucker for.
But now that I know the truth, I am absolutely mortified and panic-strickenly creating theories about what must be running through the head of my charity-shop co-worker who This is going to sound really stupid, but I really didn't realise that this was an actual dating guide. But now that I know the truth, I am absolutely mortified and panic-strickenly creating theories about what must be running through the head of my charity-shop co-worker who served me when I bought this.
Say for instance - 'Oh so the wee lamb is interested in snagging a man but having trouble going about it! Never mind, I'll help her! I'll find out if any of my friends' grandsons are single! However, since in reality she has probably forgotten all about it, and giving a thought to the fact this book is serious with a serious readership who I don't want to disrespect, perhaps a calmer, more diplomatic response would be this; although I personally would not normally read a dating guide, I must concede that this one based around the wisdom of Jane Austen has much sounder advice than many of those by modern 'gurus', whose advice usually seems to involve over-analysing and playing mind games.
I am a firm believer that Jane Austen was a great and wise observer of life and character and that her wisdom transcends time, and so I enjoyed the parts of the book looking at her work. However, I didn't so much like the analysis of modern-day dating scenarios or setting out of actual rules which, like I said, contradicted themselves at times. In short, if like me you are just picking this book up to get your Austen-fix, you should probably think about reading something else, but if you are an avid reader of dating guides, I imagine that this one will probably prove more helpful than guides that tell you not to call on certain days and time your calls when you are actually allowed to make them etc.
So in that case I would recommend it.
I simply adored Hazel Bradford and wish more characters had her oomph. Lauren Henderson in this book really bought dating back to basics when things were not so complicated, when people dated someone because they really, truly liked them not because they were desperate or wanted to marry someone for their money and really explained how This book was good, it was not my usual type of read but I did enjoy it. Have faith in your own instincts. I thought this was going to be a romantic comedy. On the whole I enjoyed this very much, although I wonder if I'm a wee bit too old for this sort of thing -especially trying to do the quizzes at the back required a bit of excavation into my past - between what I think I was like when I was still dating and what the beginnings of my relationship with my partner of over twenty years were like Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Hazel also really validated a small part of me that's insecure that I'll never find anyone because I'm too weird.
I was quite a bit aprehensive when I started reading this book because when I picked it up I didn't realize it was actually a dating guide I know, I know, the book is named "Jane Austen's Guide to Dating" but I can't resist anything that has "Jane Austen" on it so I pick it up without giving it much thought Overall, this book was an ok read and I enjoyed the insight on Austen's characters, and the opportunity to look at them from a different angle.
I'd never read a dating guide before and d I was quite a bit aprehensive when I started reading this book because when I picked it up I didn't realize it was actually a dating guide I'd never read a dating guide before and don't actually enjoy self-help-type books but I guess the advice given by the author here is pretty sensible and the information and chapters are very well-organized.
I did skim through some of the dating advice passages, especially towards the end Dec 02, April rated it it was amazing. This is a funny take on relationships.
It makes relationship woes and trivial pursuits look like a game of learning. Aug 17, Richelle rated it liked it. This book is an interesting comparison to Austen's literary-style of dating and modern-day relationships. Appealing if you are interested in wholesome relationships.
Why read a dating guide? They give us reason to look back at our own dating experiences and the horribly stupid things we did to try and impress our dates, usually making comple Why read a dating guide? They give us reason to look back at our own dating experiences and the horribly stupid things we did to try and impress our dates, usually making complete fools of ourselves.
Remember that first date when you tried so hard to be somebody else than you are, that looking back at it makes you wonder why you even went to that date if you so much rather would have liked somebody else to be in your place? If we cooked in all dating guides, we would end up with a set of four common rules: Use your common sense! A cynic might feel the need to tell you that if you need a dating guide to be reminded of that, you are not in possession of enough common sense to be trusted. Which brings us directly to the next rule: Treat your dates with respect. Do not flirt with others when on a date; Do not talk about your former dating experiences and especially do not talk bad about former dates ; Treat people the way you want to be treated.
Do not go and burden a date with false expectations. There might be coming more from it, but it should not become your reason to go on a date. And the golden rule: And how does Lauren Henderson do as a guide? We probably all know this already, but let me stress another point: And here lies one of the many major problems I have with this book: Other points that quickly started to grate on me: From earlier in the above quoted chapter A man needs to feel that he is courting you. Let him worry about where to take you on the next date, and whether it will be somewhere you will like. Old fashioned, but fair enough so far, but then she continues And let him pay for at least the first few dinners.
From the next chapter Even if you meet some shock-haired young men carrying a guitar in a wine bar, why not talk to him for a few minutes if he seems nice? My overall impression is that she would have been more honest had she called her book: Did I enjoy the book? How do you know if the man you're living with is not a Wickham or Henry Crawford in disguise? Are you the type of person who would suit a more unassuming, reserved Mr. Bertrum rather than an outgoing Charles Bingley?
One can begin to then understand your own personality and character and, in doing so then you can learn and understand who would be your ideal match. For example if you are a lively Elizabeth Bennet in love with a flirty Frank Churchill, how long do you think your relationship would last?
Can a playboy like Mr. Wickham ever settle down, and how does a shy Anne Elliot find the confidence to snag her man? Whether you are lucky in love or quite shy and reserved and have difficulty in finding that special someone, then don't despair as this book has the answers that you are looking for. Whether you are single or in a relationship, you are an Austen devotee or a newcomer to her works, this original and audacious how-to guide is an absolute must for all readers who are in love with romance.
Complete with quotes from Jane Austen's novels and explanations that one can relate to in the modern day world, this book combines both the regency period with a modern twist that is a delight to behold. I cannot enthuse enough about a book which has not only exceeded all expectations from a fan of Austen point of view, but also which has surpassed them entirely as I did not know whether I would like it or not; being that it is completely centered around relationships dependant on ones own personal experiences of them.
Jane Austen's Guide to Dating Paperback – January 12, There was never a more astute chronicler of the hits and near-misses of love than Jane Austen. Now, she helps readers discover their inner heroines and get the guy in this witty book of romance and dating strategies. Jane Austen's Guide to Dating [Lauren Henderson] on halugupiba.tk *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Jane Austen's Guide to Dating.
Anyone who loves Austen's books will not be disappointed, as this volume contains nearly a reference to every single character within her books that you could think of; from Mr. Collins to Eleanor Dashwood and Miss. One person found this helpful. See all 27 reviews. Customers who bought this item also bought. The Jane Austen Handbook: Proper Life Skills from Regency England. The Prayers of Jane Austen.
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From the first night they met--when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes--to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air. Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there's nothing between them Review Text "With exuberant humor and unforgettable characters, this romantic comedy is a standout.