"Outside a dog a book is man's best friend, inside a dog it is too dark to read!" -Groucho Marx========="The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -Jane Austen========="I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book."-JK Rowling========"I spend a lot of time reading." -Bill Gates=========“Ahhh. Bed, book, kitten, sandwich. All one needed in life, really.” -Jacqueline Kelly=========

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Austen in August...Back from the Library

It is August. You know what that means. It is time for some Jane Austen books and activities. This year I visited the public library and requested a plethora of books about, by, and pretending to be by Jane Austen. I've just arrived home with the first batch.

First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen by Charlie Lovett
It starts with the question: Could Jane Austen have stolen the plot of Pride and Prejudice?
I don't know, I hope to find out.
Adult. Fiction. c. 2014

The Friendly Jane Austen: A Well-Mannered Introduction to a lady of Sense and Sensibility
 by Natalie Tyler
A book full of endless revelations and witty insights for diehard Austen fans and new converts to Jane admiring. Reading this book is supposed to be like stepping into the happy world of her fiction.
Nonfiction. c. 1999

The Persuasion of Miss Jane Austen by Shannon Winslow
A novel wherein she tell her own story of lost love, second chances, and finding her happy ending.
Adult. Fiction. c. 2014

Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by Qin Leng
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is one of our greatest writers. But before that, she was just an ordinary girl."
Children's Picture Book. Nonfiction. c. 2018.

Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey by Nancy Butler, illustrated by Janet Lee and Nick Filardi
A graphic novel published by Marvel, part of a series of Austen books adapted by Nancy Butler.
YA. Fiction. 2012.

Austen in August!


  1. Looks like you have a fun month ahead of you 😊

  2. I love JA and need to read more of her!

  3. Have fun with all the Jane Austen-related books, it sounds like you will have a great reading time.

  4. I could really use comfort of Jane Austen now. I'm at back at school trying to float as my co-librarian is leaving for another job. It's been hectic and stressful to say the least. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on these books.

  5. These all look so interesting! I like Jane Austen a lot and the graphic novel in particular sounds good - I’ve never read a graphic novel but I love illustrations so I think I’d enjoy it! Hope you’re having a nice weekend!


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