Monday, June 25, 2007


My friend Shannon Hale was on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday. O.k., so it is presumptuous of me to call her a "friend." I've only met her once. But I feel like we'd be friends if we had the opportunity. Do you ever think that about your favorite authors? Wouldn't it be the best to have Jane Austen as a friend?

Shannon's interview on NPR is about her book Austenland, which is our book group pick for August. In the book, a young woman (in fact she is thirty-three, which is Shannon's age and mine too) obsessed with Pride and Prejudice and Mr. Darcy as portrayed by Colin Firth, goes to a Pride and Prejudice theme park.

Check out Shannon's excellent post "Our Chum Jane."


sippinghotchocolate said...

yes, i read that on her blog. enjoyed it very much.

Montserrat said...

Enjoyed reading that post on her blog. Have to agree with her!