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  There are some unfinished/unpublished bits that look intriguing, but will not be an official…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…

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…