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!