Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Episode Eighteen: Accordion Girl Ahoy!

Today, aside from chapters 53-55, we talk about accordions, my love of the word "odious," (isn't it great?!) and I finally take Amy up on her suggestion weeks and weeks ago!

Namely: I just read and really dug To Shield The Queen, by Fiona Buckley. Actually, I didn't just read that. I read the first three books in the series.

I also have finished the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde, but my books are in boxes so I can't read you any bits from that. However, if you love books, and have a wicked sense of humor, The Eyre Affair is for you!

I'm thinking that instead of a poll, I just want everyone to look at the cataloge 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 Annie Coleman. Intro music provided by which connected me with Joshua Christian’s “Chasing Hiro.”




  1. I vote for either War of the Worlds (it would be interesting, I think, for people to see how the actual book differs from movies and the famous Orson Welles radio broadcast) or Turn of the Screw by Henry James (I'd be curious to hear your comments as we go along).

  2. I'll be happy to hear anything you come up with for the next series, really. I really love your podcast, and we've stolen the idea of recording with a blanket over your head. (We just put it over the desk, like a partial hood, rather than smothering ourselves under a full binkie, though.)

    I'm always happy when the next CraftLit comes out (though I almost abbreviated that as c-lit, and thought better of it, given that my inner editor is still fifteen and giggles at such things....), because it means I'm going to have an excuse to knit for the next hour without guilt or boredom. I mean, really -- if I'm able to exercise my mind with the classics, the knitting's really secondary, right? Right? ahem.

    and I really love your commentary at the beginning of each episode, too. The updates on your life, the socio-political stuffs, the summaries of the cultural things in the book chapters -- I love all of it. All. of. it.

    So now that this is a book, I'll end here, but I just wanted to say thanks for putting this together. I'm back in love with Jane Austen AND my sweater's getting done. Thank you.

  3. I haven't commented before, but I've been listening faithfully, and love the podcast. Thanks for sharing so much with us. I love the Thursday Next books, too!

    I still like the idea of Tom Sawyer as a next book :0)

    : )
    Yeah, I've been toying with doing Tom and then Huck, just to show how much Twain changed in between the writing of the books. Of course, the language in Huck is a problem...hmmm...I'm thinking.

    Thanks so much!


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