Friday, August 4, 2017

Peek Inside a Book - Letter to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen


When I was deciding to come back to the blog I was looking through all the blogging memes that the blogs I read follow. I had done Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 a handful of times, but over at Mixed Book Bag, JC merged them together and I really like that idea.  So borrowing from her I'm going to start linking up to both Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.

So Adam over at Roof Beam Reader is hosting year 5 of Austen in August. So this month I'll be feature books I'm either reading or want to feature for Austen in August.


This week the book Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen by Jane Austen caught my eye.

Letters to Alice on first reading Jane Austen


It Begins: 
Letter One

The City of Invention
Cairns, Australia, October
My dear Alice, 
It was good to get your letter. I am a long way from home here; almost in exile. And you ask me for advice, which is warming, and makes me believe I must know something; or at any rate more than you. 


On Page 56:
She is neurotic.
You are nervy
I am perfectly normal, thank you.


Verdict:
I'm enjoying the book so far. As a lover of Jane Austen, a lover of literature, and a writer, it is full of joy and wit for me to read. 

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