One of the best things about not taking classes in the summer is that I can then matriculate into jackiemaniaschool! This involves loads and loads of immersive reading of whatever I want for three whole months! Bliss! I’m booked through mid-July with the Beats of Summer, the entire summer with Unputdownables reading Wives and Daughters, and now Roof Beam Reader has gone and made another challenge I can’t resist: Austen in August!
I am going to school myself on Jane by reading Jane Austen: Her Life, The Definitive Portrait of Jane Austen: Her Life. Her Art, Her Family, Her World by Park Honan. I’ll try to squeeze in an Austen novel, depending on which one catches my fancy most from the bio if time permits, but this 450 page tome might take the whole month. I’m also going to make syllabub and brown butter bread pudding tarts and wouldn’t it be fun to try and write a letter cross letter style (maybe not for the recipient!)!
Thanks once again, Adam, for a fantastic reading event!