— But you will be ready to say, what was your hope in doing this? — What did you look forward to? — To any thing, every thing — to time, chance, circumstances, slow effects, sudden bursts, perserverance and weariness ... Every possibility of good was before me, and the first of blessings secured ... — from Emma, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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October 2, 2011

Read with us?!




Me again, holding myself back from Chapter 13 {'Alice Pyncheon'}, not because it's unlucky, but because it's a perfect place to break my reading, and because I want to savor this wonderful book.  I wanted to let you know that Frances, who is joining me in hosting our R.I.P. VI group reading of The House of the Seven Gables, has very kindly assembled a list {thank you, Frances!} of the amazing group of readers who are joining us. Seventeen, including we two!

We'll be discussing the book on Friday, October 14th and into the weekend. Thank you all for joining us, and anyone else is still of course welcome.

4 comments:

Lisa May said...

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but where will the discussion take place? (the verification word is "dorkeur," possibly a sign that this is in fact a dumb question ;-)

Audrey said...

Not a dorky question at all - I should have explained better! Our plan is that we'll all post our thoughts on our own blogs on Oct. 14th, then visit around over the weekend, see what others think, comment, etc. etc. We would love to have you join us!

Lisa May said...

Oh, that make sense - thank you, and thanks for leaving the info on my blog too. I was afraid it was going to be on twitter, which I haven't figured out et (and I can't believe I'm admitting that in public). I do think I'll join in, then - I've been eyeing my copy ever since you first posted about it.

Bellezza said...

I loved this book when I read it for last year's RIP. I'll be sure to drop by your discussions, and I hope I can remember what I read enough to participate! I do remember something about important papers in the...nevermind, I don't want to spoil it. ;)

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