Emily Bytheway

Emily Bytheway

Editor


Emily Bytheway is first and foremost a literature geek, as evidenced by her two degrees in English (especially her masters thesis on The Lord of the Rings), her probably-unhealthy obsession with Jane Austen, and her participation in Harry Potter fandom since 2000. She joined LeakyNews in March of 2013, but was once the Scribbulus co-Managing Editor for the Leaky Cauldron back in the day. When not obsessively reading Jane Austen, J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, Georgette Heyer, Lois McMaster Bujold, Rick Riordan, Laurie R. King, and R.J. Anderson, she also enjoys watching TV shows like Doctor Who, Sherlock, Star Trek, Gilmore Girls, and Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman; movies like What's Up, Doc?, The Music Man, and Pirates of the Carribbean; Looney Tunes cartoons, pretty much anything not R-rated starring David Tennant, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, or Orlando Bloom; and Jane Austen adaptations, of course. She also likes going to Disneyland and the Utah Shakespeare Festival, spending time with her nieces and nephews, and playing in her family handbell choir. Oh, and sometimes she works, too. On LeakyNews, Emily brings her unique talents in the field of 18th and 19th-century literature (as applied to modern adaptations like "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries"). She likes Darcy. A lot. But not as much as she likes Henry Tilney.

By Emily

Emma Approved Episode #68: FINALLY!

It’s finally here! The episode I’ve been waiting for since the series started! This is when it really starts to get good. Poor Harriet, says Emma. She can’t believe this is happening AGAIN. Why does she keep falling for the wrong More…

Catching Up With Emma Approved: Episodes 63-66

These are some of the most painful episodes of anything ever, and they’re so so good. So let’s just plow ahead! Episode #63: The Boxx opening is almost here! Emma can’t ask for more– except, of course, for your best More…

Catching Up With Emma Approved: Episodes 59-62

We have to go lickety-split if I’m going to catch up by Monday (TODAY’S EPISODE OH MY HEART), so here we are– the next 4 episodes. And what eventful episodes they are! Episode #59: Emma’s super excited about Boxx, but More…

Catching Up With Emma Approved: Episodes 55-58

Apologies, my friends. A combination of family emergencies and constant migraines has put me very far behind. And I must catch up! Because we’re in the best part of the story (and I have SO MANY THOUGHTS AND FEELS)! So More…

Emma Approved Episode #54: Annie’s Back!!!

My long-held wish has been gratified, and Annie’s BACK! And she and Emma have a slight disagreement. . . Harriet gives Emma a list of all the confirmed bachelors and bachelorettes for the auction, but Frank’s name has a question More…

Emma Approved Episode #53: Oh, Emma!

Oh, Emma. I love you, I really do–a lot more than I thought I would in early episodes–and sometimes it seems like you’ve come so far. And then– Emma starts off by saying that as a social person, she has More…

The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet: A Review

So, it’s a novel. . . based on a You Tube series. . .  based on a novel. And ever since last summer, when the book that would become The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet was announced at LeakyCon, I’ve More…