ENG 513: Persuasion

Here we are! The final ENG 513 novel: Persuasion. While I did get further in this one than I did in either Mansfield Park or Emma, I still didn't 100% this one. Why? I think I was just done with school at that point, and the book was not necessary for me to write my final paper, so … Continue reading ENG 513: Persuasion

ENG 513: Mansfield Park

All right. I'm going to come right out and say it: I only read about 1/3 of Mansfield Park. I just couldn't do it. It was so boring. I just couldn't get into it. I tried so very hard to read this book, but not only is it the longest book, but it's also the most … Continue reading ENG 513: Mansfield Park

ARC Review: “Welcome to Romero Park” by Amber Michelle Cook

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. WARNING: There will be slight spoilers in this review! I've got them marked with SPOILER, so be careful what you look at! This novel ends at the setting of the first of the three days of the Harvest Moon. … Continue reading ARC Review: “Welcome to Romero Park” by Amber Michelle Cook

ENG 513: Northanger Abbey

I'm back again with another Austen book to review. In the past two weeks, I've (mostly) read Northanger Abbey. Fun fact: this was the first book Austen wrote, but one of the last to get published. It was published posthumously in 1817, although it is speculated that it was written back in 1803. This is the … Continue reading ENG 513: Northanger Abbey

ENG 513: Pride & Prejudice

This is the only Austen book I read before I signed up for the Austen class. I actually read Pride & Prejudice & Zombies first and enjoyed it, so I decided to pick up the original book. I struggled through it a bit, but I found Mr. Bennet amusing and enjoyed the writing style and the … Continue reading ENG 513: Pride & Prejudice

ENG 513: “Sense & Sensibility”

The first book we had to read for class was Austen's Sense and Sensibility. It took us two weeks to get through the novel. The edition we read was the Norton Edition, which has all sorts of criticism and the like in the back. The first week was devoted to Parts I & II, and the … Continue reading ENG 513: “Sense & Sensibility”

ENG 513: Jane Austen

This fall, I'll be taking approximately one scheduled class, ENG 513, a class on Jane Austen and her works. I've got six classic Austen novels to read this semester. The class is going to be taught by a professor I've never had before, so I'm interested to see how it's going to work out. I … Continue reading ENG 513: Jane Austen