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I love reading and have a huge collection of very good books, yes in paper, and of course the e-versions too. My genre varies ... although philosophy, classics, sci-fi and romance indulge me; anything with an interesting blurb on the back-cover doesn't stand a chance. I read not only the established writers, Jane Austen, for instance but also follow the imaginative minds on fan-fiction and enjoy them a lot. So thanks to all of those putting in the effort to satisfy my appetite.

Yes, Jane Austen still is my beloved and favorite author of all times and I like to share the other authors I thoroughly enjoyed reading since childhood. Here are they, not in any particular order: Dickens, Carroll, Christie, Rowling, Hess, Bach, Clancy, Crichton, Brown, Isherwood, Tzu, Tolkien, Coelho, Quinn, and so on and so forth.

If there is one thing I can't stand when reading is the usage of simple words that people think are interchangeable. Believe me, these are not typos.

Here are those fun words--

there for their

your for you're

were for we're

to for two or too

toe for tow

know for no or even now.

Oh yes, I've seen them all. It's just that I can't figure how people don't know the differences between such simple words. Heck! they write 10's of chapters and yet can't differentiate??!! It bewilders me to the power of infinity!! THESE ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE ... IN ANY LINGO!!

Well, what do I do about it? I ROFL... seriously, I let go. I'm not an English professor to get hyperventilated over such trivial stuff!! I simply enjoy these so much!! It's just too hilarious to pass... and like my beloved heroine, I dearly love to laugh :)

Anyway, that's me... Mad About Austen... Yes, Austen as in Jane Austen.

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Sparks Fly, Tires Skid by orchidvines reviews
Elizabeth and Darcy meet at the scene of a car crash. They do not politely exchange insurance information. Modern AU. Completed.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,499 - Reviews: 1672 - Favs: 2,478 - Follows: 1,129 - Updated: 7/21/2017 - Published: 11/16/2010 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
The 'Will' Situation by JhaniiAllii reviews
Hi I'm Elizabeth Bennet. Yes Elizabeth Bennet, not Jane Bennet, Elizabeth Bennet. You know the quirky, funny, less pretty brunette? Anyway, today is THE day. Today is the day I change the world. Today is the day I make this world a better, happier place for everyone. Today is the day I get over William Darcy.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 61,940 - Reviews: 378 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 230 - Updated: 7/19/2017 - Published: 6/2/2012
Masquerade by CoffeeBiscotti reviews
Elizabeth loves her job at Darcy Enterprises, a multi million dollar company with strong charitable ties, but she can't stand the man she works for. So how did she end up in his bed after the companies annual charity ball? Now edited and updated.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 40 - Words: 93,044 - Reviews: 1249 - Favs: 1,572 - Follows: 965 - Updated: 3/16/2016 - Published: 12/18/2011 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
Wholly Unconnected to Me by TuesdayMorning423 reviews
Dr. Bennet, Lady Catherine's personal physician, has brought his family to live in the shadow of Rosings park to benefit from the attentions of his patroness. Headstrong Elizabeth seems to thwart the great lady at every turn, but for the sake of Anne, Elizabeth is forgiven–until she refuses to turn her back on Mr. Darcy.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 106,425 - Reviews: 878 - Favs: 1,327 - Follows: 826 - Updated: 9/18/2014 - Published: 2/24/2014 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
The Means of Uniting Them by meverse reviews
P&P Variation: "He could walk away. It was too fresh, after all, to think completely rationally in such a situation. He could walk away, but Elizabeth – his Elizabeth – was standing next to Wickham. He could not walk away." Disclaimer: Everything belongs to our dear Jane Austen, to whom we are all indebted for such lively characters and compelling stories.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 51,185 - Reviews: 451 - Favs: 1,369 - Follows: 826 - Updated: 9/8/2014 - Published: 2/19/2014 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
Havenswood by Babsy1221 reviews
Elizabeth never meant for this to happen. One mistake-one simple mistake-and her life had unraveled around her. Now, on a path she never expected or wished for, she must learn about herself, about the things that are lost along the way to who we will become, and about the power love has to heal as well as to harm. After such a mistake, can she truly ever be happy again?
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 71,637 - Reviews: 503 - Favs: 1,123 - Follows: 521 - Updated: 6/10/2014 - Published: 3/25/2014 - [Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy] - Complete
No More Tears by desertrat68 reviews
Darcy's past hardships alter his views of love and marriage so much that he makes choices none who knew him would have anticipated.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 126,012 - Reviews: 715 - Favs: 1,212 - Follows: 566 - Updated: 3/27/2014 - Published: 2/10/2014 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
One Narrow Aisle by PemberfieldandNetherley reviews
You are cordially invited to the wedding of Jane Bennet to Charlie Bingley... Four days of wedding gaiety, a tattooed Elizabeth, three (or four!) eager suitors, a brilliant plan, a scheming Caroline, and embarrassing family members abound. RSVPs recommended.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 75,672 - Reviews: 310 - Favs: 410 - Follows: 216 - Updated: 8/12/2013 - Published: 6/11/2013 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
Off Balance by JustineR reviews
In this modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet is a high-powered, idealistic lawyer, Will Darcy is CEO of a private equity firm, and they grapple with work, love, and family. M for bad language and gauzy sexual metaphors.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 73,091 - Reviews: 208 - Favs: 505 - Follows: 250 - Updated: 8/7/2013 - Published: 11/18/2012 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
Boys Night In by megreadsthings reviews
LBD. Lizzie leaves Darcy in charge of their new baby for the first time. Mainly because the idea of Darcy as a father gives me stupidly squishy happy feelings.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,103 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 11 - Published: 4/16/2013 - Mr. Darcy - Complete
Second Chances by Luna Sol Leil reviews
LBD universe. After Episode 78- The Lizzie Trap, Lizzie has decided that she is going to give William Darcy a second chance. This is my first LBD story, so bear with me. R/R. Lizzie/Darcy NOW COMPLETE.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 57,082 - Reviews: 207 - Favs: 222 - Follows: 286 - Updated: 4/13/2013 - Published: 1/12/2013 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
Blame it on the Bubbly by GraeLiars reviews
"Did you just quote a Michael Jackson song?" During her first official date with Mr. William Darcy, Lizzie comes to learn a lot about the former enigma and his world. LBD Universe. Rating to be safe.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,015 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 288 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 4/9/2013 - Published: 3/29/2013 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
Hide and Seek by writergirl8 reviews
After doing the long distance thing for only four months, Darcy is pretty ready for Lizzie to come work with him at Pemberley Digital. Lizzie, however, puts up a bit more of a fight. (AU/canon-balled)
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,920 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 29 - Published: 3/25/2013 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
Read into it what you want by Joy Booth reviews
Elizabeth Bennett is a up and coming book reviewer who just wrote a scathing review of Richard Fitzwilliam's new book but it turns out he isnt the author just a figure head for the reclusive Fitzwilliam Darcy.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 35 - Words: 48,952 - Reviews: 313 - Favs: 285 - Follows: 285 - Updated: 3/20/2013 - Published: 6/22/2009 - [Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy] Georgiana, Col. Fitzwilliam - Complete
Hit Me With Your Best Shot by YoulooklikeablueberrY reviews
LBD. Lizzie discovers the Domino videos. Of course, she confronts William Darcy, CEO. Then she goes for a sprint. Summary is not the best. R&R.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,859 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 9 - Published: 3/3/2013 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
Painting Problems by fly-blackbird-fly reviews
Will and Lizzie are redoing their house, when they fall into some legal troubles.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,757 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 15 - Published: 3/1/2013 - Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth - Complete
The Netherfield Effect by Renegade Ace reviews
LBD Universe: If the flap of a butterfly's wing can affect the weather half a world away, how can one little change influence the outcome of a story? How does Lizzie's stay at Netherfield change if Caroline wasn't there? How does her relationship with Darcy progress without Caroline trying to get between them? Canon until episode 26.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 52,756 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 212 - Follows: 163 - Updated: 2/28/2013 - Published: 2/12/2013 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
Evolving Impressions by kbd1313 reviews
LBD-verse. Darcy overhears a conversation which changes his first impression of Lizzie and Jane. Re-uploaded with a different rating.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 8,278 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 231 - Follows: 69 - Published: 1/16/2013 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
What A Difference A Night Makes by tinydisk reviews
What will happen when the events of a novel take place over a single night? Will Elizabeth and Darcy still be able to overcome their prejudice and their pride? A modern P&P with a twist. Apologies for the terrible summary! Just have a look; see what you think.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 25,276 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 143 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 1/9/2013 - Published: 10/10/2012 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
That One Moment by NotAContrivance reviews
Lizzie Bennet Diaries fanfiction... Because there must've been at least ONE moment in which Lizzie thought that Darcy wasn't actually all that bad, despite all her protestations. And a moment in which Darcy thought, "Hey, maybe this isn't just me."
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,841 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 109 - Follows: 25 - Published: 8/6/2012 - [Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy] - Complete
Bittersweet by Kete.Hlin reviews
Modern Fanfiction. Darcy and Lizzy have known each other from their infancy and hated each other since they were children. Now they're seventeen. Have the years changed anything? COMPLETE! I promise the story is better than this lousy summary - Hlín
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 54,668 - Reviews: 347 - Favs: 204 - Follows: 165 - Updated: 6/24/2012 - Published: 12/26/2011 - Complete
A Perilous Perusal by Wendi 'Triplet Mom' Sotis reviews
On the morning following the proposal at Hunsford, while perusing Darcy's letter, Elizabeth's walk places her—as well as Darcy—in peril. Regency, D&E, PG-13, One-shot, Complete, Average Angst.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,409 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 582 - Follows: 99 - Published: 8/6/2011 - Complete
A Rush of Blackbirds (Formerly--Speak Not Against the Sun) by 4giveMeJane reviews
Not being able to breath the air at Longbourn after Mr. Collins' longwinded and insincere proposal, Elizabeth heads for the woods where she runs into an injured Mr. Darcy.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 77,019 - Reviews: 1317 - Favs: 4,931 - Follows: 1,057 - Updated: 4/4/2010 - Published: 2/22/2010 - Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth, Mr. Bingley, Jane - Complete
You, Me and the Bourgeoisie by orchidvines reviews
Will Darcy had absolutely everything. Until the accident. In a glimpse of what could have been, he wakes up beside Lizzy Bennet, the artist he was supposed to dump ten years ago. The fork in his path. Still, what the hell happened to his Armani suits?
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 50,053 - Reviews: 1037 - Favs: 1,278 - Follows: 414 - Updated: 2/7/2010 - Published: 6/17/2009 - Complete
Closer by everymonday reviews
Modern P&P. A love story. Lizzie's a ballet dancer that may never dance again; Darcy's a doctor that helped save her leg. A story exploring love and how it drives people to do some of the things they do. COMPLETE!
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 136,998 - Reviews: 1182 - Favs: 1,794 - Follows: 519 - Updated: 9/21/2009 - Published: 3/10/2009 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
All or Nothing by Caliente reviews
In which Lizzie wants it all, Darcy actually tries and there is miscommunication abound. Oh and a wedding happens, too. –– slightly AU modern vignette featuring cameos by most of the P&P cast; WARNING: mild cursing
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,684 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 16 - Published: 8/21/2009 - [Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy] - Complete
Turn My Sixes to Nines by luna leigh reviews
As Beth prepares for her first semester at college, she can't seem to stop thinking about Will Darcy. He's the walking list of things she doesn't like, or so she thinks at first. But as the semester progresses, Beth learns more about him and herself. After repeated misunderstandings, can they ever manage to be friends?
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 87,579 - Reviews: 867 - Favs: 1,449 - Follows: 240 - Updated: 6/10/2005 - Published: 9/24/2003 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete