Friday, February 7, 2014

Book Club Friday: All Roads Lead to Austen

It's been a while since I did a Book Club Friday, but I'm back!  I wasn't in the mood to read for a while, but it's back and I'm hoping it stays.

This week I'm sharing All Roads Lead to Austen by Amy Elizabeth Smith.


Synopsis (from Goodreads):
WHERE DO BOOKS TAKE YOU?

With a suitcase full of Jane Austen novels en espanol, Amy Elizabeth Smith set off on a yearlong Latin American adventure: a traveling book club with Jane. In six unique, unforgettable countries, she gathered book-loving new friends-- taxi drivers and teachers, poets and politicians-- to read Emma, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice.


Whether sharing rooster beer with Guatemalans, joining the crowd at a Mexican boxing match, feeding a horde of tame iguanas with Ecuadorean children, or tangling with argumentative booksellers in Argentina, Amy came to learn what Austen knew all along: that we're not always speaking the same language-- even when we're speaking the same language.


But with true Austen instinct, she could recognize when, unexpectedly, she'd found her own Senor Darcy.
All Roads Lead to Austen celebrates the best of what we love about books and revels in the pleasure of sharing a good book-- with good friends.


My thoughts:
I love a good travel book and the synopsis sounded interesting to me.  I really enjoyed it and loved reading about the different opinions the readers had about the same book in each country.  I have to admit, it's been a while since I've read any Austen and reading this has made me want to re-read her books.  I also know want to break out my passport and do some traveling.  I give it two thumbs up!


3 comments:

  1. Sounds like exactly the kind of book I'd love. I found you through Book Club Friday!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it! Love Book Club Friday!

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