Jane Austen Birthday and Book Pollyanna


On Saturday, December 17th we joined together for our annual celebration of Jane’s Birthday along with our Book Pollyanna.


We had a lot of wonderful treats to snack on during our discussion of Sense and Sensibility. I shared a newly favorite line of “I have not wanted syllables where actions have spoken so plainly.”

We then added to our list of “Read Jane – Now What?” We really are a great group readers.

  • Death comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
  • books by Penelope Lively
  • The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemming
  • the Pink Carnations Series by Lauren Willig
  • the Maisie Dobbs Series by Jacqueline Winspear
  • the Inspector Rutlege Series by Charles Todd
  • books by Philliapa Gregory
  • Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
  • Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  • the Josie Prescott Series by Jane Cleland


Then we got down to our book exchange!

  • One Day by David Nicholls
  • The Watsons and Emma Watson Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novel Completed by Joan Aiken
  • The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
  • 101 Things You Didn’t Know About Jane Austen: The Truth About the World’s Most Intriguing Romantic Literary Heroine by Patrice Hannon
  • Jane Austen’s Letters by Deirdre Le Faye
  • A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter by William Deresiewicz
  • Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
  • The Spanish Bride: A Novel of Love and War by Georgette Heyer
  • A Jane Austen themed journal
  • Jane Austen For Dummies by Joan Klingel Ray
  • Little Bee: A Novel by Chris Cleave
  • Jane Austen’s Little Advice Book by Cathryn Michon and Pamela Norris
  • Why Do Horses Sleep Standing Up?: 101 of the Most Perplexing Questions Answered About Equine Enigmas, Medical Mysteries, and Befuddling Behaviors (Why Do Series) by Marty Becker D.V.M., Audrey Pavia, Gina Spadafori and Teresa Becker
  • Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years by Sarah L. Delany, A. Elizabeth Delany and Amy Hill Hearth
  • Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper by Harriet Scott Chessman
  • Becoming Jane: The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen by Jane Austen

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