Weekly Roundup: July 12 – July 18 Helen Mirren and Martinis

Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings We purchased a little square ottoman with storage underneath and we bought French vermouth to make … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: July 12 – July 18 Helen Mirren and Martinis

What I’ve Been Reading This Week

I subscribe to lots of things--probably too many--and as such whenever I go on vacation (or don't feel like reading things), I develop a huge backlog of reading. While I was cleaning this week, I'd take I-can't-stand-it-one-more-minute breaks that I told myself were productive because I was clearing out the back log of feminist newsletters, … Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading This Week

Jane Austen Week: Northanger Abbey

Hamlette is hosting a Jane Austen week, where lots of bloggers are posting on one of our favorite authors. There are discussions of her books and the various adaptations they've spawned in film and further. You can find all of the other posts here! I chose to write about┬áNorthanger Abbey, one of the more overlooked … Continue reading Jane Austen Week: Northanger Abbey

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten of My All Time Favorites: 100 Years Old or More Classics Edition

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature from The Broke and the Bookish. I usually don't like being asked about my favorite book (or my favorite film). There are so many books I love, and it's difficult to give any answer. Do you say the book you've loved the longest (The Wizard of Oz)? The … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Ten of My All Time Favorites: 100 Years Old or More Classics Edition

Top Ten Tuesday: In Which it Is Described How My Enjoyment of Certain Books Has Changed Over Time…Or Not

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature from the book lovers over at The Broke and the Bookish. So I sort of struggled with today's topic, which was 10 books that you've changed your opinion about over time. I have to be honest, my opinion of books doesn't usually change all that much. In fact, … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: In Which it Is Described How My Enjoyment of Certain Books Has Changed Over Time…Or Not

Top Ten Tuesday: My 10 Favorite Female Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature from the Broke and the Bookish. Since today's topic was actually a freebie, I thought I'd do a list on the life blood of this year's reading challenge, which is all about female authors. Making this list wasn't as easy as I'd thought, as my true favorite author … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: My 10 Favorite Female Authors

Women Writers Reading Challenge #30: Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid

Every so often, you come across a book that you're excited for, but when you actually come to read it, you're a bit disappointed. That's how I felt reading this updated version of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey. Now I've never read Val McDermid, though I know she's a well-known mystery writer who has sold a … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #30: Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid

Women Writers Reading Challenge #20: Longbourn by Jo Baker

I haven't read much in the way of Jane Austen adaptations, but I was really excited to read┬áJo Baker's book because it had such an interesting point of view--that of the servants in the Bennet's household. There was plenty of drama to appreciate, lots of intrigue, some feel-good moments, and plenty of food descriptions (you … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #20: Longbourn by Jo Baker