As you all know, August was the month of all things Austen! While running the event and moving across country, I somehow managed a re-read of Northanger Abbey, which was even better and funnier than I remembered. I hope you all enjoyed the annual Austen reading event, whether you were a participant or an observer. … Continue reading The Folio Society’s New Northanger Abbey!
Please welcome Chris from WildmooBooks! I've been reading Emma as a mystery novel. I'm trying not to be open minded about what a mystery novel “should be.” (I hope you never "should on yourself” when it comes to reading, Dear Reader.) For a few years now, I've committed to reading one Jane Austen novel a … Continue reading The Mystery of Emma #AustenInAugustRBR
Please welcome Jill from All the Books I Haven't Read! Bridget Jones's Diary was my Lean In I started my professional career in the year 2000. It doesn’t seem that long ago, but when I think back, things were so different. I didn’t even have a cell phone, and the internet was still kind of … Continue reading Bridget Jones’s Diary Was My Lean In #AustenInAugustRBR
Please welcome, Laura from That Librarian Lady! Laura is a high school librarian and book nerd who blogs about her reading life at That Librarian Lady. I’ve always loved reading, but I got out of it a bit when I started college. My last year of college, I picked up Pride and Prejudice for the … Continue reading That Librarian Lady Shares It All! #AustenInAugustRBR
Please welcome Amelia from the Central New Jersey Jane Austen Society of North America! When Adam asked for submissions for this year’s Austen in August I knew I wanted the excuse to finally rent and watch “Before the Fall.” I had been looking forward to watching the movie when I first heard about it a … Continue reading Movie Review: Before the Fall #AustenInAugustRBR
Please welcome Jessie from Dwell in Possibility! It’s a truth universally acknowledged, that six completed novels by Jane Austen is simply not enough. Or at least it’s a truth acknowledged by every Janeite. Once you’ve read (and reread) all of her oeuvre, you may be at a loss as to what to read next. While … Continue reading 10 Austenesque Writers #AustenInAugustRBR
Please welcome Brianna from The Book Bug Reviews, with a guest post about the major themes in Persuasion. Be sure to read through to the end for a special giveaway (open only to Austen in August participants)! Austen in August: The Top 3 Themes of Persuasion By Brianna Gunnarson I am so excited to be … Continue reading Themes of Persuasion #AustenInAugustRBR