Friday, February 18, 2011

Excuse the Interuption

I had a poll a little while ago asking if readers would be interested in another book group, this time with the fabulously entertaining, Evelina by Fanny Burney.  The book is a must-read for Janites and 18th century fans, so there is plenty to discuss among friends, hence the idea of having a group read.  But before I begin piecing together another salon I needed potential participants' input.  Keep in mind Evelina is about 450 pages long but I had no problem reading it in a month despite a busy schedule.  Have any helpful input?  Excited by the prospect? Please leave me a comment!














17 comments:

  1. I JUST bought the book... what perfect timing.

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  2. What month is this for?

    I'd be interested as long as it doesn't go on during finals week.

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  3. @Katinka, Wow, it was meant to be!

    @Heidenkind, I think I will base it off of the poll, and June is winning...But you're always zipping through books!

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  4. Sure! whenever it starts count me in!

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  5. Sounds like a book I would love to read, but I'm tied up with Pride and Prejudice at the moment. But thanks for the suggestion.

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  6. It's as good as P&P so if you're done by April you should partake!

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  7. Okay everyone, how does 90 pages a week sound? Think of it in terms of reading 90 pages of Austen a week (ie- very entertaining book)

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  8. The last one was so much fun, I'd be in for sure. Especially in June, as school will be out so I'll be free as a bird. At least, free as a bird with a fledgling in the nest.

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  9. Wonderful book! I just finished that one and Cecilia, otherwise I would be sure to join you! And btw, it is free on amazon for digital download.

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  10. I just lately read it again... It's a lovely book :-)

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  11. Cannot wait to read it again with everyone....thanks again!

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  12. Hi, I would love to sign up for the reading but I don't have a web site or blog so can't type in the url. Does this matter? Evelina is one of my favourite novels of all times - in fact, the novel I read as an undergraduate that got me into the 18th century in the first place! You asked for feedback: the Norton Edition of Evelina is excellent. It is edited by Stewart Cooke of the Burney project at McGill University and has loads of really helpful contextual information and a stunning cover! (hey, call me shallow) Hope I can join, Emma

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  13. Hi Emma, of course you can join; I would love to have you. Just join in to the Thursday posts when they go up. You can put your name on the Mr Linky thing with google as your homepage, it doesn't matter to me!

    Thanks for the suggestion, I'll add it to my list. So happy to have you!

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  14. Wonderful, thank you - or as Madame Duval might observe, Ma Foi!

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