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 →

Top Ten Tuesday- Books I’m Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog. This week’s topic is: Books I'm Thankful For There are so many books I'm thankful for, that it would be impossible to list them all. More importantly, I'm simply thankful for a family who instilled in me a love... 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 →

#AusteninAugustRBR Guest Post

My guest post for Austen in August-10 Austenesque Writers- is up on Roof Beam Reader today!  You can have a look here.  A big thank you to Adam for the opportunity and for hosting this wonderful event!  

WWW Wednesdays- August 9, 2017

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. The three W’s are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next?   Currently reading: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters, The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay, Voyager by Diana Gabaldon Right now my reading... Continue Reading →