Saturday, August 1, 2020

My Weekly Bookishness ~ 7/31/20

All things bookish!

What I Read:

(Click on the cover to read the review)

I haven't read anything in a month!  How can that be?
It has been a busy summer but I need it to slow down just a bit!


What I'm Reading:

I'm reading this book as part of a facebook "Jane Austen Book Club"!  This is our first selection :)


In California's central valley, five women and one man join to discuss Jane Austen's novels. Over the six months they get together, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens. With her eye for the frailties of human behavior and her ear for the absurdities of social intercourse, Karen Joy Fowler has never been wittier nor her characters more appealing. The result is a delicious dissection of modern relationships.

First Lines:

We sat in a circle on Jocelyn's screened porch at dusk, drinking cold sun tea, surrounded by the smell of her twelve acres of fresh-mowed California grass.

56%/Page 56

She was a dental hygienist, but not a passionate one--she'd chosen it because it seemed like a job that would allow her time to write.


What I'll (Probably) Read Next:


Lord Morley's life will change forever when he wins a game of cards and a family of sisters to go along with it.

Miss Standish in none too pleased to have become the responsibility of yet another Lord, even if he is full of charm and goodness. Her responsibilities are to her sisters first.

With the repairs on the castle moving forward nicely and concerted efforts in a season in Bath made to find suitors for them all, Miss Standish and Lord Morley must determine where duty stops and matters of the heart take over.


Book Haul:


Book Blogger Hop:

Q.   If you haven't read a book in awhile and someone asks about a character or the plot, can you recall the details? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)

A.  If it was a very memorable book, yes.  If it gets bogged down in my mind with other books, then no.


Bookishly Yours,


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  1. I'm curious for more from your read! Happy weekend, what's left of it!

  2. A month without a completed book? You aren't the only one in this wacky world we are living in. I hope you will enjoy The Jane Austen Book Club for your book group. I think that's the one they made a movie of. I liked the book and I liked the movie.

    I hope you get your reading mojo back. Take care.

  3. My first line is from Acceptable Risk by Lynette Eason

    Chapter 2
    September. Helmed Province, Afghanistan

    Sarah Denning sat on the dirt floor of the Afghani prison cell and shivered in the hinety-degree heat, fighting the fear that had been her constant companion since the Taliban had attacked the school yesterday.

  4. I thought both the book and movie adaption of The Jane Austen a Book Club were pretty mediocre unfortunately, I hope you enjoy it more.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  5. I hope you’re able to get some reading done. Have a great week.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  6. I hope you find more opportunities to read :)

    My WWW Wednesday post.

  7. I can't imagine a month without reading. :-)
    The Earl's Winning Wager sounds like one I would like.
    Happy Reading!


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