11. Jane Austen Ate Cake For Breakfast
Even to this day, women still go crazy over Jane Austen’s romance novels like Pride and Prejudice, and she was one of the first writers to begin the trope of a girl stuck in a love triangle between two drastically different guys. This plot point has been used a billion times ever since. Compared to many other famous writers who managed to publish multiple books, Jane Austen took full advantage of making her own schedule. She woke up and ate breakfast rather late in the morning, at 10AM. Considering that she was a full-time writer who probably burned the midnight oil, we really can’t blame her, either, because she still got the job done.
It may or may not surprise her fans that she did not want to have a nutritious breakfast. All she wanted to eat every morning was pound cake and tea. The cake was made with loads of butter and sugar, so it was moist, dense, and very filling to hold her over for several hours until he next meal. Not to sound too corny, but maybe that’s why her romance novels were so sweet!