Monday, July 02, 2012

Austen in August Event!!!!

So excited to be joining Adam (Roof Beam Reader) for Austen in August!!! Ideally, I will be reading a balanced blend.

Amanda Grange:
  • Pride & Pyramids
  • Edmund Bertram's Diary
  • Captain Wentworth's Diary
  • Dear Mr. Darcy* (I would LOVE it if I could get a review copy of this!)
  • All Roads Lead to Austen by Amy Elizabeth Smith
  • Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World by Claire Harman
  • Jane Austen: A Life Revealed by Catherine Reef
Jane Austen
  • Emma
  • Mansfield Park 
  • Persuasion
Other fiction:
  • Jane Vows Vengeance by Michael Thomas Ford
  • Mansfield Park Revisted by Joan Aiken
  • Emma Watson: The Watsons Completed by Joan Aiken
  • Lady Vernon and Her Daughter by Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway
  • Suspense and Sensibility by Carrie Bebris
  • The Deception at Lyme by Carrie Bebris
  • The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy by Regina Jeffers
  • Murder at Mansfield Park by Lynn Shepherd
 I'll stop there. The truth is I could probably list fifty or so books that relate in one way or another to Jane Austen or her characters.

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Adam 9:38 AM  


So glad you're joining us! What an ambitious (But fun!) list you ahve there! I'm hoping to get through at least two of Austen's novels (Emma and Sense & Sensibility) but hopefully three - probably Mansfield Park, if I can. I'll be starting my Ph.D. program at the end of August, so I might be getting a bit over-ambitious with this project... but with guest posts and such, I think we should be good. :)

Can't wait!

Anonymous,  12:12 PM  

There are so many Austen related books on my TBR. I will have to check out the sign up post and see if I can squeeze it in. Thanks for the heads up.

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