Saturday, April 10, 2021

J is for Jane Austen

Of course.

In Winter 2020 I started a Facebook group called Winter of Austen. We read all of Jane Austen from January through March, and until the pandemic hit those of us who lived close enough to each other got together to watch the movies. Going with them to see the 2020 Emma was one of the last things I did before we all started staying indoors. It was a happy time. 

In 2021 the Winter of Austen group decided to have the Winter of Brontë, but it didn't go as well. I made it through Jane Eyre and Villette before needing to take a break that is still on-going. I found myself so depressed while reading Charlotte Brontë. It was a slog for me. I know many people love her, but I'll stick with my Jane.

Jane Austen quotes:

“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope...I have loved none but you.” (Persuasion)

Alright, I guess just one Jane Austen quote. I suddenly realize I've got a movie to watch...


  1. I haven't read Persuasion yet. In fact, just recently read Pride and Prejudice. I did like Jane Eyre.

  2. The Winter of Austen is such a fun idea even if COVID-19 did put a bit of a damper on it. I really enjoyed the 2020 version of Emma. Of course, I love most adaptations of Jane Austen's books. Weekends In Maine

  3. I have not read Jane Eyre but I loved Pride and Prejudice as well as Emma