Ahhhh it’s that time of year again. Cloudy English Summertime, where the heat is too hot and sticky to actually do anything apart from sit on the couch or in the garden, perfect reading weather. I always seem to get bitten by the Jane Austen bug around this time of year, which is hilarious considering I loathed studying Austen in sixth form.
I decided this year is the year I want to re-read Pride and Prejudice. I also got some Austen-themed books for my birthday, which are shown below- I plan on reading these two on the side, along with P&P
Upon mentioning my plans to re-read it this summer, a few bloggers who follow me (you lovely like-minded people!) said they’d been wanting to read P&P for years but never had, or they wanted to relive the magic in the book and it got me thinking…what better way to read these books, than to make August a themed month, and maybe try and get some other bloggers involved?! I’ve mentioned this idea briefly in the last few weeks and a few people seem on board with the idea- anyone who wishes to is more than welcome to join in!
I will be doing a ~*~PRIDE AND PREJUDICE READ-A-LONG~*~ throughout the month of August!
I will be reading one-to-three chapters of the story a day. Making notes on them, my thoughts, any amusing things that occur within them, and then I will be making weekly discussion posts for the thread on this blog, for everyone who is following the read-a-long to discuss the wonderful book that is P&P. This will be a new feature on “thebookheap” which will be posted on Sundays, and the blog posts will basically act as a “round up” for the activity on the group and what happened in the book during that week. I have already set up a Goodreads Group Page so we can have daily discussions about anything you want whilst reading the book, rather than just waiting until the end of the week
The group contains the initial introduction boards, boards to discuss anything Austen themed (or non-Austen themed). Discussions of favourite characters, heroines, heroes, themes; polls about the novels. If you have any suggestions to improve the group, feel free to message me! It has thirteen members already, which is brilliant! The more the merrier, however, so if you know someone who you think would enjoy this project, please feel free to spread the word! The group itself is live and the discussion boards are all set up, so feel free to talk on them prior to the actual read-a-long starting!
If you’d be interested in taking part in this read-a-long, feel free to leave a comment on this post and/or join the Goodreads group! The read-a-long will take place from 1st August-31st August to allow the most amount of time for the variety of readers, so nobody feels rushed or pressured while enjoying this book.