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Monday 11 August 2014


I luv this reading representation from Sayoor on flickr.
Says 'summer' to this reader!

I am feeling a bit negligent in blogging at the moment
and it's about to grow even more sporadic.
I've been accepted for a certification program
and will hopefully be heading to my course in 3 weeks!
Excitement and anticipation rolled into one...
So, while I'll definitely be reading, the topic will be changing 
to course material.
Def great books ~ just maybe not all my anticipated Austen in August !

As there will be gaps in posting, I wanted you to know all is well,
just some changes in life's trajectory!

What Austen in August have I been reading to this point?

I read and loved Beth Patillo's, Mr Darcy Broke My Heart.
Jane Austen discovered during a summer seminar in Oxford and in the contemporary life of an American substitute attendee plus~
what would be the impact of discovering an unpublished Jane Austen manuscript...? 
Fun story makes me want to read another in the set!

I made it through the considerable 343 pages of Val McDermid's
contemporized Northanger Abbey of the Austen Project.  Seemed a lot longer - more wordy- than the original and I had to fight to get through it.
Of course I loved the story being set in Scotland!

I followed my reading by watching the movie version of Northanger Abbey as written by Jane Austen which was a bit of a headspinning period contrast to the contemporary novel.
Totally enjoyed!

Northanger Abbey is a 2007 British television film adaptation of Jane Austen's gothic parody. It was directed by British television director Jon Jones and the screenplay was written by Andrew Davies.  -Wikipedia
 Initial releaseMarch 25, 2007
Running time120 minutes
                                    ScreenplayAndrew Davies

Austenland wouldn't play in either laptop or dvd player ~ sorry to have missed that opp, but I've ordered 2 versions of Mansfield Park
to celebrate it's 200th anniversary for Austen in August!

I've begun the audio of Longbourn by Jo Baker
and have to say I'm totally enjoying it!

Insights of below stairs thinking and well drawn imagery
are a fantastic addition to Jane Austen's world of
Pride and Prejudice.
Emma Fielding makes this audio exceedingly pleasurable!
Luving the British accents...
{I'll post a Tuesday Intro and Tuesday Teaser tomorrow}

So that's been my week .
What's on your radar?

Find more reading at Sheila's Book Journey
It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
and MizB's ShouldBeReading for Monday Musings
more Austen in August!





Lois said...

Austen in August! How fun sounding! Hope you enjoy the rest of the month of reading/listening/watching. :)

Unknown said...

Loved your post! Austen is a top favorite author of mine!

Breana M. said...

Austen in August, I would have never thought of that. Wonderful post!

Anonymous said...

Jane Austen <3 Great post! Now i really want to re-read one of her books! Have you read Emma? i loved it for some reason!
Ps: Thanks for visiting my site!

Lucy said...

Congrats and good luck with your certification program! Blessings for your journey as you prepare to help others with theirs! ~lucy

Brona said...

There's an even older BBC production of Northanger Abbey starring Peter Firth which is worth looking out for.
I love it so much I've been reluctant to watch more recent versions :-)

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