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The Austen Escape | Katherine Reay
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Fun, easy read. I chose to read this now because I just finished reading seven Austen novels over the last seven months with the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub

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I just finished reading seven Austen novels with the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub. This was a short, easy, fun non-fiction to cap that off. Though I could never hold my own at an Austen event, and I do not have the novels ranked by favorites, I fully admit to getting bent out of shape when someone harshly criticizes Austen‘s work. And at the same moment realize I should have no reason to take the criticism personally.

smilingshelves I've got this one on my list to read later this year. I'm rereading all of Austen's books by listening to them on audio for the first time. This book looks like such a fun one to finish up with! 6mo
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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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Austen‘s wit is delightful. I read this the first time about three years ago and nothing was lost by rereading it. This is the last book for the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub and I have enjoyed revisiting them all.

I made a point of reading a few diverse books in between. Now I plan to dive into a few fun Janeite reads this summer starting with Camp Austen by Ted Scheinman and The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay. (tags in the comments)

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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I read this about seven years ago. Out of all the Austen novels, I remembered the least about this one. Though I cannot easily relate to this heroine, I was invested and rooting for her from the start. Austen again weaves human nature so well into the tale I‘m glad for the reread. #ArdentlyAustenBookClub

As I was thinking about staging a photo, I determined the photo on the cover was simply perfect.

#BookNerdBliss
#BookishEncouragement

emz711 I 7mo
emz711 It's my favorite! Anne Eliot is my spirit animal 7mo
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No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency | Alexander McCall Smith
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I am re-reading Jane Austen novels for the first part of the year with the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub I decided to read more diverse books in between. I had heard great things about this series, but it was not as clever as I had hoped. It is set in a culture I am not familiar with though, which was my aim.

I gave it three stars on goodreads.

Tamra The characters develop as the series progresses. The mysteries aren‘t profound, but lots about human nature and relationships. 😊 (edited) 9mo
Rachel.Rencher I didn't know this is a series! 9mo
Tamra @Rachel.Rencher it is and I‘m a crazy fan girl of it! 9mo
CogsOfEncouragement @Tamra I had my family watch the first episode of the HBO series with me over the weekend. We plan to watch every episode together. 8mo
Tamra @CogsOfEncouragement I wish that had continued on with it! Enjoy! 8mo
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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Second time reading this, with seven years in between. I forgot how much I like our heroine‘s romantic lead in this one. #ArdentlyAustenBookClub

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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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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

LeahBergen Oh, how I love this one! 9mo
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I read this because it has been on my TBR list for awhile, and it is just 100 pages. I wanted a brief break between Austen heroines. (I am reading a novel each month with the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub on Insta.) It turned out to be a well timed choice. This comedy was first performed in 1895. It pokes fun at the same things Austen does. I plan to watch the 2012 movie starring Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth in the next few days.

CatAndKindle I‘ve just been out to see an am dram performance of this tonight. It was very good. X 10mo
CogsOfEncouragement @CatAndKindle That is awesome! Sounds fun. As I was reading it I decided I really want to see it performed. 10mo
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I enjoyed rereading “Mansfield Park” for the
#ArdentlyAustenBookClub

I first read it in 2013. It was good to revisit the well drawn characters of this cautionary tale.

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Pride & Prejudice | Nancy Butler
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I read P&P about seven years ago, and again this month to take part in the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub I have watched the BBC mini-series a few times over the last several years so I was very familiar with the characters and events when I picked it up again. This in no way lessened the enjoyment of the re-read. I adore this novel. Austen‘s wit makes it exceedingly enjoyable.

This re-telling by Marvel was fun and I am glad to have stumbled upon it.