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Austen—020: End of Pride and Prejudice

Wrapping up P&P. Saying goodbye to Jane and itching for some glorious needlework.

“How odious,” she thought, “to knit with a broken finger…”

High body count knitting (and architecture)…and a hint at next week’s story…or…stories!

Bruno Bettelheim’s book is at Amazon, if you’re interested.

 

As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Karen Savage.

Austen—019: Chapters 56-59

Today, chapters 56-59; THE PAYOFF!

First: The Tragedies
My finger.
Simple Market Farms goes out of business–buy their remaining stock.
My inability to get good Wenslydale (cheese) for my Mom (click on “cheese” on the left and look for “Wallace and Gromit”). Read the Dairy’s cool history while you’re at it! (Scroll to the bottom and select “history”.)

Second: The Payoffs
Tucson Handspinners Guild Spin-in at Kiwi Knitting. And buy cotton here while you’re at it!!!
Then…Darcy!
Elizabeth!
FINALLY!!!
‘Nuff said.

Do let me know what you’re thinking re: War of the Worlds, Turn of the Screw, the first Oz book, or Tom Sawyer.

Sound good?

Email me your thoughts at MamaOKnits AT Gmail DOT com.

As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Karen Savage.

BONUS ARTICLE if you love Pluto too.

Austen—018: Chapters 53–55

Today, chapters 53-55.

I’m thinking that instead of a poll, I just want everyone to look at the librivox.org catalog and tell me what you like. I’ll take the one with the most emails. I think I’ll putter around with some of the short works first, just to give you some variety, then dive into another long book.

Sound good?

Email me your thoughts at MamaOKnits AT Gmail DOT com.

As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Karen Savage.

Austen—017: Chapters 50-52

I’m relegated to podcasting from my local coffeehouse again, sorry about that. The ambient noise is MUCH worse than before as this joint has tile floors–a local hazard. Apologies. I should have DSL at my Mom’s house by tonight, but I wanted to get this posted before that. I’m already mighty late by previous East Coast standards.

The trip, however, was successful, and we’re all here safe and sound. Though, this morning’s news filled me with dread as my darling husband has to fly back to New York Saturday morning.
World War IV, is what I’m hearing. WWIII was the Cold War, according to People I Trust.

Sigh…

Can’t we all just get along?

Even ‘Liz and Darcy?

This week, chapters 50-52!
But not before a little Rascal Flatts, who I hope will forgive me the brief use of their CARS song. In turn, I hope that you all visit either their website or iTunes and buy either the CARS soundtrack or (and?) some Rascal Flatts music. These guys are HOT! And, honestly, the movie is sweet. Both my boys loved it.

I can’t apologize enough for the lousy audio on this one. Next week I’ll podcast from under a blanket again if I have to. This is ridiculous. I need a studio.

Many thanks for the posters and emailers while I was on my journey. I’ll tell you more about it next week. Until then, you can read some on my travel blog.

As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Karen Savage.

Austen—016: Chapters 47–49

Chapters 47-49! Next week, chapters 50-52…

Well, it’s August 3rd, and I’m on the road! Chicago, Sioux Falls, Deadwood and on to LOVELAND COLORADO–home of Interweave Press…

How do I love thee…let me count the ways.

So the title of the podcast? Because my son is a questioner…well…so am I, so…apples/trees, you get the picture.

I fully expect this road trip to be one of fun and learning. The country is so big and so wonderful…I feel an Emily-from-Our-Town-Moment coming on!

If there is internet access and time, you’ll hear some audio from the road. If not, you’ll notice this post popping up, and a small-ish podcast appearing in your iTunes ontime.

Why?
Because I love you!

Here’s the link to our On The Road blog.

On a serious note:
We need to get serious on the next book. Please, PLEASE record your wishes at the Libsyn site (for some reason the poll HTML didn’t work on Blogger) and email me if I left off something you’re dying to hear. I’ll be much happier if I don’t have to make the next book decision on my own.

Sorry about the lameness of the poll layout by the way, but it was free. And thank you again, to everyone who’s sent in ideas. What a great bunch of people you all are!

In fact–late breaking news! I got an audio response which I’m going to play for you from the fabulous Kathryn Pope! Just in time to fill some space while I’m losing my mind…and throwing out pretty much everything I own! No storage units for me!

Many thanks, Kathryn!

Travel note: sorry for the lateness of the post–two states don’t believe in internet.

As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Karen Savage