Miriam and I are sisters who live 700 miles apart from each other in the southwestern United States. Despite the distance that separates us, we share a love for good food, good fun, good decorating, and especially good books. We began a blog to share all of the ways that literature inspires us in our daily lives, beginning with our favorite female author, Miss Jane Austen. For 30 days, we tried to incorporate one "Austenesque" thing into our day, from picnics and paper quilling, to scones and silhouettes. Our "30-Day Austen Experiment" was so enjoyable that we've continued the trend with other authors like Lucy Maud Montgomery, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and William Shakespeare. As "bookbound" sisters, we've never been closer, and as women, we've never been happier.