and I’m fully enjoying my Austen in August book vacationfor this long weekend!
At least my 4th year of participating, it’s one event I plan for in advance – book selections and squeezing in reading time!
Visiting 2 different libraries on Friday turned up new additionsto my already lonnng list , so we’ll discover what books actually get conquered. Guaranteed I’ll have pleasure in the process!
My anticipated first read got bumped when I discovered a newcontemporary version of NorthAnger Abbey – Book 2 of The Austen Project – available in the 1 week library express reads. I’m already 2/3rds through.Val McDermid writes of Cat Morland’s invitation to Edinburgh’s Book Festival, modern equivalent of being seen by the ton at Bath in JA’s original N.A. Ms McDermid’s done a credible job ofcreating the gothic atmosphere and complementary characters to the original. I’m enjoying the mockup!
*My original reason for the library trip was to pick up the audio of Longbourn by Jo Baker
I’m anticipating a brilliant imaginative story with this one!
Irresistible below-stairs answer to Pride and Prejudice: a story of the romance, intrigue, and drama among the servants of the Bennet household, a triumphant tale of defying society’s expectations, and an illuminating glimpse of working-class lives in Regency England.
*I also managed to snap up 2 dvds for this extra long weekend viewing of the Austen in August theme…Northanger Abbey and Austenland !Care to join me? kettle corn awaits…*Final novel additions that changed my AinA list include:
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