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jane austen sketchPlain Jane: “It is only a novel… or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best-chosen language.”

-Jane Austen in Northanger Abbey 

This year I’m heading back to the books. It’s been too long since novels have occupied my brain-space and I’m looking forward to giving them their niche back.