Thursday, May 12, 2011

Jane in June Read-along


The awesome Misty of http://www.thebookrat.com/ will be hosting a Pride and Prejudice read-along next month as part of her Jane in June celebration and I am quite excited because, you see, I've never read a Jane Austen novel. 

There, I said it.  Don't hate me!

Given the huge fandom that Jane has become with all the re-tellings and re-imaginings in fiction and on the screen you would think I would have gotten on the bandwagon at some point. I think I might be one of the last people on the planet who hasn't - or at least it just feels that way.  I think I've only seen two movies - Gwyneth Paltrow's Emma and Masterpiece Theater's Persuasion - and somehow I managed to miss Jane in my college education.  I was an English major too <insert facepalm>. June 2011 shall remedy that.

I consider myself a "Janeite in Training." Here's hoping I will come to love her works.  I think I will because I don't think that her numerous fans can be wrong. 

Oh and to celebrate Jane in June as well as my going from a "Jane Newb" to (hopefully) a "Jane Nerd", there will be a couple of goodies that I will be offering as giveaways via Misty's blog.  More on those next month, so stay tuned!


3 comments:

  1. YAY! And I think you'll be surprised by the amount of people that participate or admit during JnJ that they've never read her.
    Converting people is my mission statement; JANEITES FTW!
    ;P

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  2. I'm really looking forward to the fun times. I hope I will have interesting thoughts to contribute to the conversation.

    And then those whom you convert get to convert others, MUHAHAHA!

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  3. Grrr, comments were lost on this post. :P

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