Summer | 20 Books of Summer

The 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge was created and is hosted by Cathy at 746 Books. You can find my full TBR here, and keep reading for my thoughts on Summer by Edith Wharton. I do reveal details about the main characters and the plot that are not present in the summary, so my discussion does contain … Continue reading Summer | 20 Books of Summer

From My Bookshelf: Mansfield, Beasts, Charlotte

We all know the timeless adage "don't judge a book by its cover." As a book lover, though, I practice that in just about every area of my life except books. The following three picks From My Bookshelf are proof of that: Mansfield Park, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (screenplay), and Charlotte's Web and Other Illustrated Classics. The … Continue reading From My Bookshelf: Mansfield, Beasts, Charlotte

Eligible and Modern Retellings of Jane Austen

Book reviewer Ron Charles from The Washington Post simply describes my reaction to hearing about The Austen Project, a series of Jane Austen novels retold by modern bestselling authors, in his review of Eligible, the modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice: [Mrs. Bennett has] the right idea when she says, "I've always far preferred a good book." We already … Continue reading Eligible and Modern Retellings of Jane Austen