ARC Review: By the Book by Julia Sonneborn

  Official Synopsis from Goodreads: An English professor struggling for tenure discovers that her ex-fiancé has just become the president of her college—and her new boss—in this whip-smart modern retelling of Jane Austen’s classic Persuasion. Anne Corey is about to get schooled. An English professor in California, she’s determined to score a position on the … More ARC Review: By the Book by Julia Sonneborn

Brief Thoughts: The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn

  Official Synopsis from Goodreads: England, 1815: Two travelers—Rachel Katzman and Liam Finucane—arrive in a field, disheveled and weighed down with hidden money. They are not what they seem, but colleagues from a technologically advanced future, posing as a doctor and his spinster sister. While Rachel and Liam aren’t the first team of time travelers, … More Brief Thoughts: The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn

Six Degrees of Separation: From Pride and Prejudice to The Secret Garden

This month is the first time I’m trying the Six Degrees of Separation meme, run by Books Are My Favorite and Best. You take a given title, and mentally wander your way through six books, seeing where you end up! There really are no rules, you don’t have to choose books that you’ve read, and … More Six Degrees of Separation: From Pride and Prejudice to The Secret Garden

You Pierce My Soul

I’m really behind on all of my tags, but here’s one for the Three Days, Three Quotes challenge. The rules are: Thank the person who nominated you. Post a quote for three consecutive days. Nominate three new bloggers each day.   As usual with my tags, I’m going to change things up a bit! I … More You Pierce My Soul

Classic Remarks Friday: Jane Austen – Fluff or Canon?

Classic Remarks is a classic literature meme hosted by Pages Unbound. Questions/discussions are posted on Fridays, and this week I’ve decided to participate in the meme! This week’s question is: Some argue Jane Austen writes “fluff” and others argue she belongs in the canon because she writes witty social commentary.  Do you think Austen belongs … More Classic Remarks Friday: Jane Austen – Fluff or Canon?