At least my 4th year of participating, it's one event I plan for in advance - book selections and squeezing in reading time!
Visiting 2 different libraries on Friday turned up new additions
to my already lonnng list , so we'll discover what books actually
get conquered. Guaranteed I'll have pleasure in the process!
My anticipated first read got bumped when I discovered a new
contemporary version of NorthAnger Abbey - Book 2 of The Austen Project - available in the 1 week library express reads.
I'm already 2/3rds through.
Val McDermid writes of Cat Morland's invitation to Edinburgh's Book Festival,
modern equivalent of being seen by the ton at Bath in JA's original N.A. Ms McDermid's done a credible job of
creating the gothic atmosphere and complementary characters to the original. I'm enjoying the mockup!
My original reason for the library trip was to pick up the audio of Longbourn by Jo Baker
I'm anticipating a brilliant imaginative story with this one!
Irresistible below-stairs answer to Pride and Prejudice: a story of the romance, intrigue, and drama among the servants of the Bennet household, a triumphant tale of defying society's expectations, and an illuminating glimpse of working-class lives in Regency England.
I also managed to snap up 2 dvds for this extra long weekend viewing of the Austen in August theme...
Northanger Abbey and Austenland !
Care to join me? kettle corn awaits...
Final novel additions that changed my AinA list include: