Sense and Sensibility Starts the Jane Austen Read All A-long

Today marks the official start of the Jane Austen Read All A-long with Ms. Austen’s first published novel, Sense and Sensibility. For the remainder of 2017, I’ll be reading one Janes Austen novel a month covering all six of her completed works.  There are some unfinished/unpublished bits that look intriguing, but will not be an official…

Sunday Ramble: Various Books, Various Destinations, and Jane Austen

My new reading glasses finally arrived this week.  I’m still getting used to them; my old pair broke several months ago so I’ve been leaning my head way back while wearing my progressives for some time now. It’s still a bit odd to be reading with my held held upright. If you don’t know what…

Sunday Ramble: What to Read, What to Read, What to Read….

We still looking for the next ‘School Wide Read’, though the children have gone home for the summer.  We have two titles under consideration at the moment: The Boy who Harnessed the Wind by Bryan Mealer and William Kamkwamba and The Revealers by Doug Wilhelm. In addition, I have this small stack of contenders I didn’t get around to…

Jane Austen Read All A-Long Update

For a reading challenge that I would describe as remarkably low-key we’ve got  a few people signed up already. Welcome aboard to: Amy at New Century Reading. (Thanks for the plug.) My friend and former teaching pal Joyce Dale at Mirrors with Clouds There are several more folks who’ll be joining in for a book…

Announcing The First, and Probably Only, Jane Austen Read All A-long

A few weeks ago I asked if anyone would be interested in reading all six of Jane Austen’s novels as a sort of read-a-long.  I’ve been thinking about doing this for a few months, collecting paperback editions of all six novels. Since I stick to used paperbacks and insist on editions with cool covers, it’s…