Don’t miss this year’s Big Read selection, Bless me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya!
What a great time to be a Jane Austen fan! Two engaging, Austen-themed films are new to JDL. The Jane Austen Book Club stars Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Maggie Grace, Jimmy Smits and Hugh (yummy) Dancy. The film tells the story of a woman, recently divorced, whose friends try to cheer her up by starting a book club.
No, we don’t mean that the cat needs an ice bath nor that it is the latest model on the catwalk. We mean that, among pet owners, cats are now the most popular, having finally lapped dogs in the race for America’s affections: there are officially more cats than dogs in American homes. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are 81.7 million cats and only 72 million dogs. However, there are more dog owners than cat owners—surely a testimony to the cat lovers’ desire for more than one feline!
Next Monday, February 11th at 6:00 pm, the Jane Austen Book Club meets in the MacIntyre room in the Carnegie Building, 244 W. Michigan Ave. We have lots to talk about, especially last Sunday's Austen biopic on Masterpiece Classics.