By far the favorite book in the Austen canon is Pride and Prejudice. Less than half as many readers cite one of the other main novels as their favorite when polled. I am one of those less than half. I do like P&P, I just don't LOVELOVELOVE it as so many do. The boy-meets-girl-he-doesn't-really-like-but-comes-to-love-eventually story … Continue reading Why Anne and Frederick?
In the opening of Chapter 18 of Persuasion, Anne receives a letter from Mary, dated February 1st. How exciting! We are all together in the same dreary days of winter. The letter was delivered by the Crofts, who came to Bath for the Admiral's gout. I guess gout was shameful as everyone seemed to be … Continue reading Wentworth Wednesday
This is the last entry to Wentworth Wednesday. It’s taken me a while to figure out what to write, because, frankly, the last chapter of Persuasion is meh. Boring even. The last chapter does the perfunctory job of tying up loose ends. We are told Sir Walter comes to think more highly of Frederick and … Continue reading Wentworth Wednesday
Chapter 23 is packed full of goodies. Shall we begin?
!!S P O I L E R A L E R T!! There are no spoilers in this post. It was written before The Walking Dead season finale. When I was eight, I spent the summer with my grandparents in Chatsworth, California. This was a big deal as I lived in north Idaho. I … Continue reading All My Walking Dead Children
Chapter 22 Chapter 21 has Wentworth in spirit only so I decided to go on to Chapter 22. This is Anne and Frederick's first meeting since his hasty retreat from the concert, and Anne's finding out all of William Elliot's dirty secrets. This is the end of the chapter when our couple finally begins to … Continue reading Wentworth Wednesday
For a while I have been working to arrange a move for my mother. There are lots of moving parts and I'm not all that good at multitasking these days. To keep my sanity, I have been working on a new story. I finally got far enough in and was confident I would keep with … Continue reading Use Protection, Kids. And Lots of It.