"The critical differences for writers usually fall into three areas: the reader’s knowledge about the topic; [their] attitude toward it, and [their] personal or professional needs."
Jane Austen died at the young age of 41 about 200 years ago in July. She has influenced writers down the ages and given untold pleasure to readers such as me. In honor of her short — but creative and influential — life, this Weekend Wander is dedicated to all things Austen.
"We make time for the things that are important to us. This is true for all things for which we are passionate. If I choose to neglect my responsibility in one area of my life then eventually, all the other areas will suffer." -- Jen Cosby
I would say to read this book. It may make you despair, but it may also make you think sensibly about your own future or the future of those you love.
This is one of the most innovative and imaginative novels I have read in a very long time. Abandon yourself to the magic and dive right in. I can fairly confidently say you'll never look at a bee in quite the same way again.
Another aspect of this novel that I really enjoyed was the winter setting and atmosphere. Arden does a superb job of creating a visceral environment for the reader. I felt the cold when outdoors with the characters and I reveled in the warm firelight that they huddled around at night. #WomenWriters
She was known to be keen to show that right does not necessarily prevail and in fact justice is often not done. This book does both of these things cleverly. #WomenWriters
"Her snarky attitude is something I really liked as well — and the fact that she does naughty things, like steal a key chain from a young mom that irritates her." #WomanWriters