Mother's Day with the family reading. My cousin's oldest also brought her books, though right now she's watching Spongebob.
I have trouble with the protagonist but love to watch her grow
I‘m starting Northanger Abbey tonight. It is the April read for the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub on Insta. In my facebook memories I see that I began this same title on the same day in 2012. That is quite a fun coincidence. I‘m looking forward to rereading this. #BookNerdBliss
Omg thank you so much @Johanna414 for this gift! It was a pleasant surprise and really brightened my day along with ur card!! 🥰📚
I am sick today, so I am curling up with a book and some tea 🤒
This was not my favorite Jane Austen, I was kind of annoyed by the characters. I think Jane was just finding her way and focused more on satire than likability. But I‘m glad it was on @Librarybelle ‘s #newyearwhodis list and that I read it @monalyisha .
I listened to the first few chapters of this book on Audible and I decided to DNF it. I wasn‘t interested in going any further with it and it was putting me to sleep. I heard a lot of good things about her books so I‘m disappointed but hopefully, I will like Pride And Prejudice a lot better. I‘ve heard it‘s one of her later books and that it was better than this one so we‘ll see.
Yes I know it's a satire. Yes I got the joke. I just didn't find it funny. Nothing much happens.
It is interesting to see how much time women with at least moderate priviledge spent sitting around talking to other bored women. Also, maybe I'm over simplifying it, but seems like everyone dances with a partner a few times, takes a carriage ride, walks around a garden or something, and then gets married. At least the cover is pretty.
To trudge through or give up? That is the question. I've never read Austen so I really want to read at least one of her books, but at 43% I am struggling to enjoy this. Even though it's short, the writing style of the time doesn't make this a quick read. Im putting it down for the night. Maybe I'll try more tomorrow.
I adored this slight parody of gothic romance from the queen Jane Austen herself. Catherine Moreland, our heroine, was so sweetly naive and honest about all things in her life, even if she might stick her foot in her mouth. The female friendships formed in the book are wonderful as well. Loved!!
Baking and listening to a classic. ❤️❤️
#adventrecommends day 11
I reread all of Austen‘s 6 novels this year and loved everyone.
I would like to recommend this, as I don‘t think it gets all the attention it deserves compared to some of her other novels. And in a reading community, what better place to recommend a book that among other things are about books and reading. If you like novels written in Austen‘s time or sooner, this will definitely add to your tbr.
I re-read of Austen‘s first book, but her last book to be published (fits the book published posthumously for #readharder ). It‘s not perfect, but I think that is what makes it perfect. It‘s a spoof of gothic novels, so it includes a somewhat naive heroine who finds herself in a large house/castle. Thanks to Catherine Morland‘s reading Ann Radcliffe novels, she imagines bumps in the night wherever she goes. I laughed out loud in parts.
Happy Halloween, Littens! It‘s my favorite holiday, so I scheduled a day off months ago. I‘m so glad I did! I knew at the beginning of the month I wanted to read Austen‘s homage to the gothic novel. Spending the morning diving into this while #SebastianKitty sleeps in my lap.
Good. Enjoyed the story and the way that in this book Jane Austen sometimes breaks the 4th wall and talks to the reader about what is currently going on and whether the outcome is what the reader wanted.
I am really sorry for the lateness in reading this @sammisho but when I started it in August I was in a really stressful job and was looking for another one so I wasn't in a good headspace. Thank for doing the readalongs I have enjoyed them.
LOL! 🤣 I listened to this on audiobook. The banter between main characters had me laughing this entire week!! I love how Austen captures human nature/human motivations like no one else. Also Catherine is quite a unique ‘heroine.‘ ☺️ This was very enjoyable and gave me all the warm, fuzzy escapism feels!!!!
Haven‘t been reading much as I‘m drowning in the process of moving, but got to finish this on audio. Hadn‘t read it for at least two decades, and what a treat this was - great narrator, Austen‘s engaging and humorous prose - it was the perfect distraction and I was sorry to have it end!
I got to watch a fantastic stage adaptation of Northanger Abbey last night! It was funny and true to the spirit of the novel. My favorite part... Jane Austen was a character in the play! She narrated the story and would freeze and unfreeze the characters as she added details, explanations, and commentary.
I read it first about 10 years ago, and as my daughter is in a stage production of it currently, I thought a reread was in order. Austen's style in this one is relaxed and at times conversational. Her wit is sharp and wry, as always, but in a less subtle, less nuanced manner than in her later novels. As always, she creates wonderful characters to love and hate. I enjoyed it even more the 2nd time around.
“It is only a novel...or in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humor, are conveyed to the world in the best-chosen language.”
I love these Audible dramatizations so much, and of course Emma Thompson could read anything she likes to me and I will listen. When I first read this one many years ago, I found Catherine's innocence and naivete cloying. I have softened up with age or maybe I've grown weary of cynicism, whatever the case, this time through, I found those qualities endearing.
Finished it yesterday night. Really enjoyed it. Since l'm more of a speculative fiction reader then a romance reader (l'm not at all a romance reader, actualky) l enjoyed the part in Northanger more then the part in Bath, but both were great.
Isabella was a lovely detestable character 😄
Maybe because l'm not at all a romance reader, l'm enjoying the part making fun of gothic fiction a lot more than the part making fun of romance. Though l have to say both are well worth reading.
I love the way Cathrine assumes so many things on the base of her gothic reads 😂