Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, by Laurie Viera Rigler

I was lucky enough to win a copy of this book from Jennifer over at Book Club Girl and I can’t tell you how much I loved it! I tossed it into my beach bag, sat on the beach and read it from cover to cover. Thank you Jennifer! She is also hosting a radio blog show with the author on June 25th, at 7pm EST. For more info on the book, or the blog show, please click here.

Now here’s a little bit about the book..

Courtney, who also happens to be a big fan of Jane Austen, wakes up one morning and finds herself inside the bedroom of a woman in England, circa 1800’s. Coming from Los Angeles, Courtney is forced to live the life of this woman, which is very similar to that of all the Jane Austen novels she has ever read, while trying to figure out how to return to her own life.

Can you imagine leaving your modern, everyday life for one in the 1800’s? There are some very funny moments involving chamber pots, healing waters, and the like, as Courtney attempts to live her life as Jane. I thoroughly enjoyed her interaction with Jane’s friends and suitors and the references to novels written by Jane Austen. Toss this one into your beach bag and you won’t be sorry!


Busy Weekend

I think I am one of those people that has to be busy at all times. I don’t enjoy it, at least I don’t think so, but when I am not busy I get sort of anxious and walk around in circles a lot. This weekend is the weekend before production week for the show my son is in. Production week is always crazy and often filled with late nights, bad eating and short fuses. It’s chaos, but fun chaos.

This weekend, we also have Cub Scout graduation (my son is going into Webelos II) and then for Father’s Day, the kids and I are heading to Carpinteria for a picnic on the beach. That means I have to go shopping for all the yummy stuff we want to bring.. and then somewhere in there, my son wants to take my husband to see that Zohan movie. I know (groan). My husband loves stupid movies and his collection of them is quite vast.

Right now I am about to meet someone for lunch so I am looking forward to some good book/girl talk. Hopefully the work day will fly by for me after that. You think?

Chatting with friends about books and life…