Another month another readalong.
I seem to be a little obssessed with readalongs and the classics right now! That's a good thing right?
This month it's Austen in August hosted by Adam at Roof Beam Reader.
Inside of that, Melissa from Avid Reader's Musings, is hosting a readalong for those of us who plan to tackle Mansfield Park.
And I plan to tackle Mansfield Park.
I first read Mansfield Park in my late teens when I read all the Austen's in fairly quick succession. I enjoyed it but it quickly become the Austen that I classified as my least favourite.
I found Fanny and Edmund frustrating. They both seemed too good to be true and I didn't particularly care about their love story. There seemed to me to be a touch of the 'Jane Eyre's' about this book...and Bronte did it better.
I've reread all the other Austen's too many times to count over the years. I've also indulged in many movies and BBC productions of the various books...all except Mansfield Park.
I've decided it's time to give it another go.
I have a beautiful Folio Society edition from 2003 with wood engravings by Joan Hassall.
I thought I would also dip into my bio of Austen by Claire Tomalin again this month and start 'Happily Ever After' and Jane Austen's Letters (another Folio Society book).
For anyone interested in rehashing my previous Austen posts - the links are below...
Finding My Darcy by Amanda Hooton
Do you love Jane Austen or not post for The Classics Club monthly meme.
What is my favourite classic post for The Classics Club monthly meme (where you find out just how many times I've read P&P in my lifetime....PS I read it again last month, so you can add one more to the number!)
My Saturday Snapshot post with photos from my visit to Lyme Regis to walk in the steps of the Musgroves and Anne Elliot.
I'm looking forward to a month long Jane Austen lovefest.