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Jane Austen

“A drinking club with a book problem,” Mary Miller gives us the wonderful scoop on Jane Austen. I mean she would know she’s been the Indiana Regional Coordinator for the Jane Austen Society of North America. This episode is full of Jane fun for that ranges from the scholar to the recreational user (AKA “Bonnets”).

Show Notes

  • We’re in the library this month!
  • The gal pals this month are Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris, and Mary Miller.
  • Bonnie already talked about Cokie Roberts and Leah talked about Debra Kemp
  • Get to know you question – what book do you commonly recommend for people to read?
  • Intervention by Julian May
  • Untamed by Glennon Doyle (Gal’s Guide Library)
  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott (Gal’s Guide Library)
  • Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen (Gal’s Guide Library)
  • Mini rant about Sanditon by Jane Austen (Gal’s Guide Library)
  • Public domain fun
  • “Drinking club with a book problem” Mary Miller
  • Jane Austen character development
  • 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen’s death was in 2017, Mary got Indiana libraries to “do something Jane”
  • Governor Holcomb
  • Two different types of Jane Austen readers
  • Mansfield Park (Gal’s Guide Library)
  • Zombies
  • Martha Stewart Cookbook (Amazon)
  • Reading something for the first time
  • Bimbos and the Death Sun
  • Night of the Living Trekkies
  • Nerd cred
  • Jane Eyre vs Jane Austen
  • Daughter of Yalta (Amazon)
  • Frankenstein
  • Mary Wollstonecraft was Jane’s “Intellectual Parent”
  • John Murray Publishing House (Wikipedia)
  • Mary’s favorite quote by Jane “I shall sit by the fire and drink French wine and forget about vulgar economy.”
  • Prayers of Jane Austen (Amazon)
  • Letters – some burned, some snarky
  • Early works
  • Bookmarks from Chawton House


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