The Annotated Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen & David M. Shapard #CCspin

No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy, would have supposed her born to be a heroine. I was thrilled when Adam announced that he was planning to reinstate his Austen in August reading event. I have reread all my Austen's multiple times, of course, but I have more than one edition … Continue reading The Annotated Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen & David M. Shapard #CCspin

The Annotated Persuasion by Jane Austen & David M. Shapard

I have read Persuasion so many times I've lost count.It's pretty much the same story for all of my Austen's. I reread them for comfort as well as the pure pleasure of spending time with a good friend.But as with all long-term friendships, a time comes when you realise that maybe you're starting to take each … Continue reading The Annotated Persuasion by Jane Austen & David M. Shapard

August? Austen?

Over the past few years I've participated in Adam @RoofBeamReader's Austen in August with a great deal of pleasure, but he has decided not to run with it this year. I understand completely.Every September/October I angst over whether or not I will go ahead with my very own AusReadingMonth in November...and AusReadingMonth is a much … Continue reading August? Austen?

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Adam @RoofBeamReader once again hosted #AusteninAugustRBR as well as a #CBAM2017 readalong for Northanger Abbey.I've read Northanger Abbey a couple of times, many years ago, but it wasn't really one of my preferred Austen's.... until I saw the wonderful 1986 BBC TV film starring Robert Hardy, Katharine Schlesinger and Peter Firth, about ten years after it was … Continue reading Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen