“I believe I derive as much pleasure from the sight of books and having them around me as I do from reading them. What is a home without books?”
-“By a Lady” by Lona Manning from Yuletide: A Jane Austen-inspired Collection Of Stories by Christina Boyd
Today is Jane Austen! And in the next year, we have exciting things, from books to adaptations to look forward to. So if you are an Austen fan like me, 2020 will be busy with everything Jane Austen!
“I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to you, or to any person so wholly unconnected with me.”
“I sincerely hope your Christmas…may abound in the gaieties which the season generally brings…
“This is quite the season indeed for friendly meetings. At Christmas every body invites their friends about them, and people think little of even the worst weather. I was snowed up at a friend’s house once for a week. Nothing could be pleasanter.”
Emma, Jane Austen
The end of the year has finally come upon us! It feels like 2019 just started. Let’s end the year with a bang with some great new releases! From highly anticapted sequels to historical romances, you will have your Christmas shopping list complete, for friends and family and for yourself:
It looks like UK audiences are going to get a taste of something like The Great American Read.
The BBC is to host a year-long celebration with new programming across the BBC tv channels, radio stations and on their website. One of the new shows will be a “landmark” BBC2 series, The Novel That Shaped Our World, which will broadcast this fall. Continue reading “BBC Series To Kick Off Year Long Celebration of Literature”
PBS’s Masterpiece has released the trailer for their lastest literary adaptation, Sanditon, Jane Austen’s final and unifinshed novel. Continue reading “Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novel Comes to Life”