So, since the pandemic has changed all our lives to the point of near insanity (thanks goodness for all the efforts of museums and libraries and educational institutions to provide all sorts of virtual activities – who can keep up with it all!) – I am off the grid for awhile in an RV traveling across the country and back again, and though Celebrity Jane is accompanying us on this journey, Jane Austen and all our interest in her Regency world is put on hold while we try to find a certain amount of joy (or anything!) by seeing a bit of the country and remaining completely safe in our isolated life in an RV.
And so I don’t have to think or write a thing, our dog Trooper (a two-year old English Springer Spaniel) has taken up the mantle and has been rattling on about the trip from his point of view (which is more interesting than ours I do believe). You can follow him here:
I do continue reading for our Jane Austen Book Clubs and we are meeting virtually with email discussion groups and zooms – so far we have read:
- Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen
- Lady Audleys’ Secret, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
- Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of the Four, by Arthur Conan Doyle
and up next is:
- The Dead Secret, by Wilkie Collins
What are YOU reading during these strange times??
Its nice to hear from you. We miss you here and also our book group. Have fun on your travels.
Thanks Nancy – I miss you all too!
Reading the latest issue of Persuasions Journal/JASNA, most of the article are about Northanger Abbey and also just started how to be an Anti-Racist.
I love your Celebrity Jane image. I called her Bad Ass Jane in my last blog post. Hah! I envy your travels. Vic
Yes, Bad Ass Jane indeed! She’s been everywhere and getting into all sorts of trouble as you can see if you are following the photos on the NAFCH website!