Fun Friday - Abridged Classics

So this is kind of fun and a book recommendation rolled into one post.  Last night I read Abridged Classics: Brief Summaries of Books You Were Supposed to Read but Probably Didn't by John Atkinson

Here are a few examples of our favorite author's works:


Meet the Janeites - Mary

Name: Mary

How did you become a Janeite?  I have been reading and studying her novels for years.

Favorite Jane Austen Novel?  Persuasion

Favorite Character?  Anne Eliott

Favorite Movie Adaptation?  "Persuasion" and "Sense & Sensibility"

Any Sequels or Adaptations you enjoy?  no

Anything else you want to share?  I generally read all six volumes one a year. It's like visiting old friends. 

Want to be featured on Meet the Janeites? Please fill out the linked form which is a quick survey about your Janeite background.


Monday Book Quote

Trying something new here on the blog, using a random word generator I will get a word and find it in one of Jane's novels. I will share that quote here. 


"You will not find either, between Donwell and Highbury. Donwell-lane is never dusty, and now it is perfectly dry. Come on a donkey, however, if you prefer it. You can borrow Mrs. Cole's. I would wish every thing to be as much to your taste as possible."

--Emma, Chapter 42