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Lysistrata
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In re sequels: have very mixed feelings in re the Berdoli's; the Bebris mysteries are pure fluff, but fun; am rereading the Aidan trilogy, told from Darcy's point of view, because her insight into the development of his attraction to Elizabeth lends real depth to an understanding of 'P&P'. What are other folks reactions to the 'sequels'???
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Hello, My name is MaryFrances and I read P&P many years ago in high school. I was an English lit major in college but concentrated on Medieval Lit (Chaucer, King Arthur etc). I am enjoying the annotated version and look forward to the discussions. I am new to threaded book clubs but hope to join in soon. I am particularly excited by having David Shapard join us -
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Hello! My name is Alex. I have a degree in History but right now I'm a stay at home mom taking care of my 1 year old daughter. My specific area of interest is Medieval England during the 12th century but overall I find it all very fascinating. I was introduced to Austen in high school and have been a fan ever since. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite Austen work.
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Welcome to you all

It's great to have such an enthusiastic collection of readers assembled as we dive into our reading -- and to see both new and familiar names here. Welcome, one and all!
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Hi! I'm Chris. A WAHM of 2 boys...one is 4 months and the other just turned 2 so I have my hands full. I've enjoyed reading P&P repeatedly since the 9th grade, when reading really became a passion. I traveled over an hour with my little guys in tow to pick up the Annotated copy. I am very excited to join the conversation. Hopefully, I'll have time to do so...
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A WAHM of 2 boys.

That's a new one on me. I know SAHM (Stay at Home Mom), but what's a WAHM? Working At Home Mom?
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Is there a difference?



Everyman wrote:
A WAHM of 2 boys.

That's a new one on me. I know SAHM (Stay at Home Mom), but what's a WAHM? Working At Home Mom?


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Hi! I'm Barb and am coming off a break from book clubs. This is my first in the new format. I came to P&P rather late in life. I have been trying to incorporate some classics into my reading diet now for many years and have reread many as well of discovered some for the first time. I discovered P&P after cartching the newer movie on HBO. I had already purchased a copy so I dove right in. I loved every paragraph. Austen's brilliant writing, especially dialogue, hooked me from the start.It made me kick myself for missing it all these years. I look forward to everyone's comments and insights. You can never learn too much! Barb
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My name is Felicia. I am a Austenite! I love all her novels but especially Pride and Prejudice. I will be lurking around, as I am currently in another P&P group read elsewhere. But since I love this novel and the characters so much, I will enjoy reading your comments and maybe throw in some myself.
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Sorry, I guess I've been a little busy "working at home" to see this. :-) Yup, I work at home while also "staying at home" with my boys. It just means that I have another job besides being a mom.

Laurel wrote:
Is there a difference?



Everyman wrote:
A WAHM of 2 boys.

That's a new one on me. I know SAHM (Stay at Home Mom), but what's a WAHM? Working At Home Mom?




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Lysistrata wrote:
In re sequels: have very mixed feelings in re the Berdoli's; the Bebris mysteries are pure fluff, but fun; am rereading the Aidan trilogy, told from Darcy's point of view, because her insight into the development of his attraction to Elizabeth lends real depth to an understanding of 'P&P'. What are other folks reactions to the 'sequels'???




I also read the Aidan trilogy, and though I enjoyed the first and third books, I found book two to be nothing more than typical Regency romance trash. Still, if someone wants to peek at Darcy's point of view in the story, I recommend books one and two.
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Gypsy wrote:


Lysistrata wrote:
In re sequels: have very mixed feelings in re the Berdoli's; the Bebris mysteries are pure fluff, but fun; am rereading the Aidan trilogy, told from Darcy's point of view, because her insight into the development of his attraction to Elizabeth lends real depth to an understanding of 'P&P'. What are other folks reactions to the 'sequels'???




I also read the Aidan trilogy, and though I enjoyed the first and third books, I found book two to be nothing more than typical Regency romance trash. Still, if someone wants to peek at Darcy's point of view in the story, I recommend books one and two.




I would have to agree with that assessment. Perhaps the second book was supposed to be a satire on the "horrid" novels, but it's not successful as such--not sufficiently over the top nor funny enough to compete with Northanger Abbey!!!
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Hello, I am Li, a high school teacher currently abroad (for the next 2 days). My copy of Shepard's Annotated P&P is being shipped to my US home where I will be able to contribute more to the discussion. It is wonderful to read all of your introductions, and to be part of my first online discussion. This site is our very own drawing room where we can enjoy talking about characters we love and ones we love to hate, as well as the life and times so that others unfamiliar with the text think we are talking about real people.
I assigned Pride and Prejudice as summer reading to my US 10th grade English class, and ordered the book before I knew of this discussion in order to deepen my own understanding of the historical and cultural contexts for my own benefit as well as my students. Recently, I finished Sense and Sensibility. It will contribute to my understanding to be part of this group of readers as well as insight from the author.
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Good to have you here, Li. Where abroad are you?
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Hi, I'm Rebecca, and this is my first time reading P&P althought I have read three other Jane Austin books. I am finding the annotated version very helpful although I do have several questions regarding the society.
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Hello! I have always loved literature, but have only recently given Jane Austen a try. Alas, my new addiction cannot be supported with only 6 books, hence my interest and excitement in speaking with other Austenites.
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loveroflit822 wrote:
...have only recently given Jane Austen a try. Alas, my new addiction cannot be supported with only 6 books...>

But since each book is different each time you read it, just read each one four times and that's twenty four books -- plenty for anyone! :smileyhappy:
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Just an elderly gentleman who enjoys reading good literature.
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Frankly, Everyman, if JA had written 24 books, I still wouldn't think it's enough. Thankfully, LoverofLit, there are enough of us "insatiables" to have spawned a whole universe of "sequels" and websites devoted to keeping her alive. Start with the Republic of Pemberley and follow the links and enjoy!!!

Love and ciao, L.
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Hi all!! I'm Andrianne and I'm new to the book club. I am however, a lover of P&P!!! Look forward to more discussions
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