I don’t get up early the day after Thanksgiving to go shopping. Just not my cup of tea. This year, some local stores started their sales on the evening of Thanksgiving, and here in Boise, the mall opened at 1 A.M. today. One o’clock in the morning? Are people crazy? Just how badly do you want that Wii?
Since this is a working day for me (I will finish this book, I will finish this book, I will finish this book) with little time to spare for a blog post, I’m going to mention the wonderful Chapter a Week email that readers can subscribe to. There’s a subscribe link in the sidebar of this blog, down by the Weather Pixie.
With a Chapter a Week subscription, you’ll receive one email per week with short excerpts (about a thousand words) of great new books. Here’s something from this week’s entry:
Just Jane by Nancy Moser
Unable to find her own Mr. Darcy, she created him.
Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma…these titles conjure up a romantic world of rolling English country-sides, elegant balls, noble gentlemen, and headstrong gentlemen’s daughters. But how much do we know about the woman who immortalized those times and names like Mr. Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennett? Growing up in a clergyman’s home gave Jane Austen opportunities to watch human nature at its best…and worst. Just Jane is a bio-novel, a biography scened-out to read like a novel. It gives Jane a chance to tell her life’s story, in her own delightful and insightful words.
Enjoy the rest of your Thanksgiving weekend, and if you’ve been out shopping, I hope you found the deals you wanted.