We're opening the covers on Sanditon on July 1st 2017,
and taking our reading at a leisurely pace throughout the month.
*HOW YOU CAN JOIN US*
Grab yourself a copy of Sanditon by Jane Austen by any which way you fancy before July 1st.
Don't worry if you don't get it by that date - that's just when we're starting to read it, and chat about it in occasional blog/Instagram posts. Feel free to join in whenever you can, but if you'd like the communal element try to get into it before the end of July.
Check your local library catalogue - because good books are good, but free books are even better!
Dip into eBay, charity/thrift shops and - apparently recycling centres are a good source
of abandoned novels!
And of course there are ebook versions available out there too.
Basically ... however you can getSanditon under your nose is fine with us!
It's almost guaranteed that we will end up reading different versions as it seems several other authors have completed what Jane Austen started. But that's no problem ... it'll probably lead us to interesting conversations about the various ways the story is taken by its different writers!
Throughout the month share your Sanditon reading experiences with us via social media/blogs: eg. Share photos of your copy, or your where you're reading it. Let us know how/if you're enjoying it.
Use the hashtag#sanditonalong if you'd like us to easily find your post - and to find posts by others. Feel free to tag me, @thestreetsofw5, or Julie, @withjuliekirk, on Instagram,
if you'd like to make sure we see your post!
Additionally you can:
Tweet Julie @notesonpaper, or leave a blog comment on this post, or any future blog posts we create during the #sanditonalong, or posting on your own blog and letting us know, or swinging by Julie's 'With Julie Kirk' Facebook Page. Both Julie and I will be sharing how we're getting on throughout July.
So, how about it? Are you in?
Disclaimer: All credit for this idea belongs to Julie.
This is her brainchild.
She is super knowledgeable about the approaching 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's birth.
She'd been meaning to mark the anniversary in some way.
Calling me co-host of The Summertime Jane Austen Book Club is very generous.
Given that I can barely remember which Jane Austen novels I may or may not have read.
But, as I said, what kind of weirdo sends books to the recycling centre?
That realisation has caused me a huge amount of grief.
Tears have been shed.
But here's the thing.
Why would someone deliberately set out to break off a relationship,
when the other party has no idea what may have caused this to happen?
Pyschology Today reports that "one of the most insidious aspects of ghosting is that
it doesn't just cause you to question the validity of the relationship you had,
it causes you to question yourself." The article notes that "ghosting gives you no clue
for how to act" and goes on to remind the reader that "... it says nothing about you ...
and everything about the person doing the ghosting. It shows he/she doesn't have the courage to deal with the discomfort of their emotions or yours ... In any case they have sent you an extremely loud message that says: I don't have what it takes to have a mature healthy relationship with you.
Be the better person, retain your dignity and let go."
“Tell yourself there’s nothing more you can do, it’s not personal and accept what is ... and then go do something that makes your heart smile ..." And although both articles do reach the same conclusion, neither currently offers me any comfort.
Have you ever been on the receiving end of a ghosting?