It’s January! That means lots of things, actually (for instance that it’s outrageously cold pretty much everywhere in the country except where I live; or that I’m still slightly hung over from last Wednesday; or that I’m struggling to write the correct date on things; or that it’s eerily quiet where I work because most folks don’t return from break for a few more weeks, so I’ve been spending an astonishing amount of time watching videos on YouTube instead of working…), but chiefly that it’s time for me to get my Austen on for my 16th annual Jane Austen January.
“16th Annual” makes it sound super official, but this is really only the second year that I’ve invited other folk to participate with me… sooo….. And I haven’t been bothered to do any of the things you’re supposed to do if you want folk on the Internet to do a thing. I don’t have a cool graphic. I mean, I could make one, but it wouldn’t be cool. It would be this:
I don’t even have a linky, because I don’t know how to insert one in a post, and — frankly — I can’t be bothered. Anyway, all are welcome to participate to whatever extent, but I totally understand if I end up alone at this party.
This year, I plan to read Sense and Sensibility, Emma and Persuasion. I’ll probably end up listening to all three books (I’m partial to the recordings narrated by Flo Gibson).
So, if you’re interested in participating, awesome! Just read some Jane Austen, and let’s talk about it in the comments, on your blog (if you have one), or on Twitter. What Austen will you be reading this January?