I found this article awhile ago but kept forgetting about it until earlier this week when I stumbled upon the bookmark.Today I’m feeling a bit pugnacious It starts:In creative writing and journalism classes a wannabe Steinbeck, Updike or Grantland Rice, was taught to grab his readers early, skip clichés, keep sentences short and avoid sending a … Continue reading Fun Friday – Looooog Sentences
The June 18, 2019 episode of the The Great Books Podcast discussed Sense and Sensibility.The Great Books is a podcast put out by National Review. It is hosted by national correspondent and professor at Hillsdale College, John J. Miller. Miller discusses classic works within the Western literary canon.You can find the podcast episode here - Episode … Continue reading Fun Friday: Podcasting with Jane
I meant to post this last week. This Answer showed up on Jeopardy.
So this is kind of fun and a book recommendation rolled into one post. Last night I read Abridged Classics: Brief Summaries of Books You Were Supposed to Read but Probably Didn't by John AtkinsonHere are a few examples of our favorite author's works:
This past week on the NPR show Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me the one listener contestant and this exchange happened:The listener contestant is Summer Hanford and you can find her books on her website https://summerhanford.com/.
All the punctuation in P&P from neuroecologyI read a number of interesting articles on Medium daily and this article really caught my attention. Punctuation in novels by Adam J CalhounHe mentions that he saw a series of posters that show all the punctuation in novels and he wondered what his favorite books would look like. … Continue reading Friday Fun – Puncuation and Prejudice
In doing research for this month's poll, I kept seeing Mansfield Park rated at the bottom of lists, or people saying how they don't care for the novel. I happen to like the novel and was wondering how everyone else feels about CNJ-JASNA's novel of 2017.I first asked if readers liked the novel: Then I … Continue reading Fun Friday – Mansfield Park Poll Results!
In doing research for this poll, I kept seeing Mansfield Park rated at the bottom of lists, or people saying how they don't care for the novel. I happen to like the novel and was wondering how everyone else feels about CNJ-JASNA's novel of 2017.
Here are the answers. How many did you get right?Along with the story Evelyn, this title makes up the whole of the third volume of the Juvenilia collection. - What is Catharine, or the Bower?The short satirical work, Plan of a Novel, according to Hints from Various Quarters, was written by Jane in response from a letter … Continue reading Fun Friday – Jane Austen Trivia Answers
Last night I co-hosted a program at my library. I ran Jane Austen Jeopardy.Here are some of the questions. How many can you get right?Along with the story Evelyn, this title makes up the whole of the third volume of the Juvenilia collection. The short satirical work, Plan of a Novel, according to Hints from … Continue reading Fun Friday – Jane Austen Trivia