For someone that loves to read, it can be quite difficult and irritating when reading a book just doesn’t grab my attention. I typically read books for review, but here lately, I have had to sprinkle some books I want to read in between those I committed to reading for review. However, even those books have been difficult to grab hold of my attention. A while back, I wrote about ways to get out of a book slump and have found one more way to boost my reading, that I didn’t include in the list.
So, when all else fails, I turn to Jane Austen. It’s amazing how her writings always capture my attention (no matter how often I’ve read her books), and how I always get something different out of it. I don’t know why….but I just love her books! I also love those books that are spin-offs from “Pride & Prejudice”, like “Georgiana Darcy’s Diary” (which is currently FREE), or memoirs about Jane Austen like “Cassandra and Jane”. I equally love “Austen-esque” type of books, like “The Tutor’s Daughter” by Julie Klassen.
What motivates you to keep reading?
- Indie Saturday – Author Jennifer Becton on her book ‘Caroline Bingley: A Continuation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice’ @JenniferBecton (randomizeme.net)
- Interview with Susannah Fullerton, Author of A Dance With Jane Austen (janeaustensworld.wordpress.com)
- What Matters in Jane Austen? (shelflove.wordpress.com)
- Celebrating Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice: 200 Years of Jane Austen’s Masterpiece By Susannah Fullerton (janeaustensworld.wordpress.com)
- Anne Sharp’s Copy of “Emma” to go to auction…again. (austenonly.com)
- What Matters in Jane Austen? Twenty crucial puzzles solved, by John Mullan (vulpeslibris.wordpress.com)
- How long do first impressions last? – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (bookrhapsody.wordpress.com)
- Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler (caitieflum.wordpress.com)
- Why We Don’t Have Time for Jane Austen (imaginationbyreality.wordpress.com)
- Re-finding my love of reading (geekwithkids.com)