Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Items

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog, and now hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is: Top Ten Bookish Items I've included five bookish items I'd love to own, and five bookish items I do own and love.     Bookish Items I'd Love... Continue Reading →

Austen in August TBR

This month, I'm excited to join in the wonderful Austen in August event hosted by The Book Rat. I'll most likely be a fairly casual participant, but I can't resist an excuse to read and celebrate all things Austen. Here is my tentative TBR list:       I'll definitely be reading this Annotated Edition of... Continue Reading →

Bookish Buzz: Two Upcoming ITV Adaptations

Calling all period drama lovers: ITV is gifting us with two exciting adaptations of classic novels. First up is a seven part miniseries of Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray, which will premiere sometime later this year. Amazon and ITV have partnered with Mammoth Screen - the production company responsible for Victoria and Poldark - to bring this Victorian tome to... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salon- April 29, 2018

Here's what I've been reading on the Internet this week:     -At The Cut, 19 Cosby Sexual-Assault Accusers React to the Guilty Verdict. I'm so happy to see these survivors get their long-awaited justice. -This McSweeney's Most-Liked Tweets of Famous Poets made me laugh. -Loved Literary Hub's piece: Jane Austen and the Timeless Tradition... Continue Reading →

Farewell Austen in August

It's a truth universally acknowledged, that all good things must come to an end. (Sorry, I couldn't resist) Austen in August may be over, but I'm  not ready to say goodbye just yet. So let's take a look back at last month's event. In addition to the following Austen posts, I managed to read two... Continue Reading →

Jane Austen’s Portable Writing Desk

Portable Writing Desk that Belonged to Jane Austen, 18th c, The British Library  This unassuming rectangular mahogany box opens into a sloped writing desk with a leather top. It could be locked for safe keeping and features compartments for storing writing supplies, spectacles, and important papers. This object is for me-and many Janeites- akin to a... Continue Reading →

Austen in August: Contemporay Fiction Review

For Austen in August, I read two contemporary fiction novels with Austen themes: Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld and The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay. Unfortunately, I didn't love either of these Austen related reads... Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld   This modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice is the fourth installment in the Austen Project Series, a series in which six contemporary... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Austen Editions

In celebration of Austen in August, here are some beautiful editions of Jane Austen's works that would make the perfect addition to any Janeite's collection:   Harvard University Press Annotated Editions   Folio Society Jane Austen Collection     Vintage Classics    Pride and Prejudice Unfolded  Penguin Clothbound Set   Jane Austen in Her Own... Continue Reading →