In This Episode
The Book Evangelists discuss Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
“Go ahead and judge me world. I love me, and that’s enough.” – Marian, defending her choice to finally read a Jane Austen novel
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice at Goodreads. Pride and Prejudice came out in 1813 so are spoilers still a thing? (They are.)
Lissa recommends this Jane Austen website.
Marian recommends: Serial Reader app to read classic books in 20 minutes a day.
Headstrong Obstinate Girl – can we reclaim the insult from Lady Catherine?
Marian recommends Georgette Heyer and thinks Lissa should start with Frederica.
Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella
“As a writer, I’m wondering how I get people to kidnap me and take me to baseball games.” – Lissa, explaining the appeal of Shoeless Joe
Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella at Goodreads. The 1989 movie Field of Dreams was nominated for three Academy Awards and the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
Marian recommends Save the Cat Writes a Novel
Reading a book about the recent past that includes fantasy elements complicates our own memories of the past.
Is this book mostly about baseball? Mostly about fathers and sons? Mostly about cornfields? Mostly about chasing dreams?
“Everything puts me in the mood for baseball.” – Marian
“These books are tricky. They leave us feeling enamored and tricked at the same time. Maybe that’s why we are still discussing them.” – Lissa
Our Show Notes include mentions and recommendations, all linked for your convenience. What else would you like to see here?
Music Credit: The music used during transitions in our podcast is adapted from: Jazzy Sax, Guitar, and Organ at the club by Admiral Bob (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/admiralbob77/58382 Ft: geoffpeters