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…

Sunday Ramble: Travels, Art and Jane Austen Challenge

C.J. and I visited Los Angeles this past week to see the James Kerry Marshall retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the same show we saw last summer in Chicago.  We’ve become big fans of Mr. Marshall’s work. It was a mad-cap three-day trip–drive down, day in L.A. and drive home–but we managed to…

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

In just a few hours, Roof Beam Readers Austen in August Reading Challenge will come to an end.  I’m very pleased to say I made it to the last page of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice late last night.  I’ll have this review posted before sunset today, so I make it under the deadline. Huzzah. This…