Monday, May 03, 2010

Shoot me already!

Writing Jane Austen: A Novel Writing Jane Austen: A Novel by Elizabeth Aston

My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Ok so the premise of this book was a good idea. Georgiana has been selected by her publisher to finish writing a novel recently found that was started by Jane Austen. She is so overwhelmed and thinks she isn't up to the challenge.

I did not finish this book, because I read half of it and she was still fighting her publisher and friends about even starting this book. That part of the plot was so drawn out that it killed it for me. At this point I don't care if she writes it or not! The whole idea of how she went about writing in Austen's voice and how the plot of the fictional novel is developed, is what attracted me to this book. But it was so hard to get through because Georgiana spent the whole time avoiding everybody and not writing the book!!

So if you read it, let me know if she does end up writing it, because she became so unlikeable in her avoidance of responsibility that I could not take any longer.

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Author Talk

Yesterday, the author of "Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict" spoke at a local library. I hated that book. She ruined the whole concept of what a Jane Austen addict would act in her world. I planned on showing up and telling so. After going over my exact notes and getting approval from my conscience (Kristen), I was set to go.

I missed it. I totally forgot about it!! When will I ever get this chance again? A missed opportunity is the worst. Ugh.