I’m organizing a series of guest posts in honour of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. I hope you’ll join me from December 2017 to June 2018 for conversations about the novels! There’s more information about the series here: “Youth and Experience: Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.“
In November 2017, along with Naomi of Consumed By Ink, I co-hosted a readalong for L.M. Montgomery’s 1926 novel The Blue Castle. Please see “An Invitation to Read The Blue Castle, by L.M. Montgomery” and “‘Going in for realities’ in L.M. Montgomery’s The Blue Castle.”
Jane Austen, Edith Wharton, and L.M. Montgomery are three of my favourite writers. Here are some of the other blog series I’ve hosted and readalongs I’ve participated in:
I hosted a series of guest posts called “Emma in the Snow,” which ran from December 23, 2015 (the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s Emma) to the last day of winter in March 2016.
2014 was The Year of Mansfield Park – three cheers for Austen’s strongest heroine, Fanny Price! I put together a series of thirty-nine guest blog posts to mark 200 years of this complex and controversial novel, and it was a real pleasure to bring together so many of Austen’s readers at this Mansfield Park party. Read more about “An Invitation to Mansfield Park” here. Contributors to the series included writers of Austen-inspired fiction, bloggers, booksellers, doctors, journalists, librarians, and academics.
2013 was also an exciting year in the world of Austen and Wharton, as it marked the 200th anniversary of the publication of Austen’s famous and beloved novel Pride and Prejudice, and the 100th anniversary of the publication of Wharton’s novel The Custom of the Country, which her biographer Hermione Lee calls “her greatest book.”
My friend Naomi hosted a readalong for Montgomery’s Emily novels in 2017 and you can find my three posts here: “Rereading L.M. Montgomery’s Emily Novels.”
Blog posts for the 2015 Green Gables Readalong and other posts on L.M. Montgomery are listed on my “L.M. Montgomery in Nova Scotia” page.