Austen in August

It’s August and that means two things:

  1. It’s time to start muttering, “No way, is it really August already?” and,
  2. Read Jane Austen.

If you’re like me, you don’t really need a reason to read a bit of Jane. I keep a copy of my favorite Jane Austen novels on the shelf beside by desk so I can read a chapter or two whenever the mood strikes me.

My much-read copy of S&S needs a ribbon to hold the cover in place.

My much-read copy of S&S needs a ribbon to hold the cover in place.

I also keep a complete library of her books on my bedside table; and with a copy of all Jane’s books on my PC, laptop, Kindle and Nook, I manage to have a complete Austen library in every room of my house and everywhere I go.

But in case any of us needs a reason to read Jane Austen’s books once again, Roof Beam Reader is hosting his annual Austen in August reading challenge.

The challenge is simple: read one or more of Jane Austen’s works during the month of August. Biographies, spin-offs, and re-reads count.

For me, this is the motivation I need to reread Sanditon, which I’ve been meaning to do for some time.

What will you read? Click here to check out Austen in August details, and be sure to sign up for Roof Beam Reader emails so you can keep up to date with giveaways, guest posts and “other shenanigans.”

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