It’s that time of month AGAIN……(head’s up: this post has A LOT of Jane Austen/Jane of Austin gushing)
on the bookshelf
I added more than a few books to the bookshelf in June. It’s going to be a busy summer! One fabulous just-because read being True to You by Becky Wade, others being Then There Was You by Kara Isaac, Wives & Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell, and a neat Jane Austen Memoir compilation by some of her relatives. Other for-review copies include Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge, The Whys Have It by Amy Matayo, High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin, and On Love’s Gentle Shore by Liz Johnson.
on the blog
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in the kitchen
I really, really want-to-make these olive oil chocolate chunk cookies I found on The Little Epicurean site. Soon.
I did bake scones just this week from Hillary Manton Lodge’s recipe in Jane of Austin. Her recipe is for cranberries, but I happened to have fresh blueberries on hand and they worked just as well!
on the screen
Yet again, because of Jane of Austin, I re-watched the 1995 Sense and Sensibility movie. It had been way too long since I had watched it, and I appreciated it all the more this viewing. It is brilliantly cast!!! And the acting performances are wonderful, particularly that of Emma Thompson (I ❤ her).
Recently, I discovered the weekly travel show Born to Explore with Richard Wiese on a local TV station. So far, I’ve really enjoyed the episodes on Morocco, India, Uganda, and Cyprus.
around the web
Continuing with all the Jane Austen love this month, here are 3 wonderful articles by Hillary Manton Lodge:
- Hillary Manton Lodge on Jane Austen’s Enduring Appeal
- Time After Time: Why Modern Authors Continue to Adapt Jane Austen
- And, for a growing TBR, here’s 7 Modern Austen Adaptations
Thanks to a Tyndale House Facebook post, I found these adorable little Lender’s Library Bookmarks — a free printable library-ish bookmark to keep tabs on your lent books.\
If you like “armchair adventures”, or traveling through reading, this is a “reading list road trip” from Bethany House Publishers of 2017 releases and their locations across the U.S. and globe.
Those olive oil chocolate chunk cookies do look good!! A great snack to eat while reading great books.
I DO need to make them soon! And yes, I love having a snack handy while reading. 🙂 Especially with tea.