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Showing posts from April, 2011

April - Jane Austen Society - Reading Selection Review

I've been a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America - Central New Jersey (JASNA-CNJ) since August.  We meet every other month and for some reason I've never posted about it and what we've read.  At this month's meeting we read Lady Vernon and Her Daughter and had the authors present for a book discussion.

Lady Vernon and Her Daughter : A Jane Austen Novel Author: Jane Rubino, Caitlen Rubino-Bradway Published: November 2, 2010 Publisher: Crown # Pages: 336
Jane Austen's novella Lady Susan was written during the same period as another novella called Elinor and Marianne–which was later revised and expanded to become Sense and Sensibility. Unfortunately for readers, Lady Susan did not enjoy the same treatment by its author and was left abandoned and forgotten by all but the most diligent Austen scholars. Until now.

In Lady Vernon and Her Daughter, Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway have taken Austen's original novella and transformed it into a …

March Reading Review

Book Club
This month we read When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James.  Our discussion covered both this book and our January read which was Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James.  Both of these books are in her Fairy Tales series and I believe the Princess and the Pea is the next fairy tale she’s going to be reimagining.

2011 Support your Local Library Challenge
I checked out eight books this month (as well as a bunch of DVDs). In February I checked out and returned Fannie’s Last Supper and Decision Points by George W. Bush, but after a few weeks I was ready to read them so I checked them out again.  I finished Fannie’s Last Supper but I’m slowly working my way through Decision Points.  It’s not that I do not like the book; I just forget I have it. Of the six other books I’ve checked out I flew through 5 and haven’t touched Lie with Me by Stephanie Tyler yet.
Fannie's last supper : re-creating one amazing meal from Fannie Farmer's 1896 cookbook by Christopher KimballDecision …