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Jane Austen Month: Ending Thoughts

          Jane Austen Month has officially come to an end, and I will admit that while I enjoyed it I am also relieved. Don't get me wrong, it was a lot of fun dedicating a month to one author, but it was also incredibly time consuming and sometimes way more stressful than it should have been. Still, I am glad I did it, there are just a couple of things I wish I would have done differently:

1. A Different Month
          September was not the best month I could have done something like this in. School has been busy this month for one, and for two I think I could have done better if I would have done it during the summer.

2. Less Novels
        I think I could have done better, and even been able to concentrate better if I would have just read the 3 Austen novels I hadn't read before this month. I enjoyed rereading the 3 I read before this month, but it definitely just made a lot more work for me.

        Still, even with the things I wish I would have done differently I still had a lot of fun during this month. I managed to write 12 posts all dedicated to one author which I think is pretty cool. The posts can be seen below:
Jane Austen Series Edition
Jane Austen's Heroes and Scoundrels Ranked
Jane Austen Heroines Ranked
Jane Austen Novels Ranked

         I think that my favorite posts were the ones where I revisited the novels I had already read. It was a lot of fun to see how my opinions had changed and what minor details I noticed after reading it a second time. I think that (at least for me personally) sometimes rereading the classics can help us understand them a lot better and that was certainly the case with this month.

         While I don't plan on dedicating an entire month to any other authors for a long time I am very glad that I decided to do it for Jane Austen. I will definitely be taking a break from reading any classics for a while though! I hope that you enjoyed this post!



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