Thursday Reading Links #73

This is part of the “Masterpieces of American Furniture from the Kaufman Collection, 1700โ€“1830” exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. I told my husband that if this was our dining room, we’d sit at opposite ends of the table just because.

I listened to the first episode of a two-part series of Mary Stewart’s Madam, Will You Talk produced by BBC Radio 4. It is a must-listen. Super entertaining. Episode 2 is available this Sunday. If you need a light distraction, I highly recommend giving it a listen.

A Century of Shakespeare and Company.

Six Jane Austen Audiobooks Read By Celebrities. I love listening to Jane Austen books!

I watched a documentary about the booksellers of NYC, The Booksellers. If you are a bibliophile, you might enjoy this documentary. There is a rental fee via an Amazon Prime subscription, but in my opinion it is worth the money. Trailer.

The story of ‘Randy Andy.’ It’s no secret that I’m a royal watcher. But I will never look the other way when men (royal or otherwise) do bad things. Prince Andrew’s friendship with the pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is a bad thing. If anyone needs their royal title taken away it should be this guy right here. Maybe he’ll have his title taken away when Prince Charles is king. One hopes.

My quarterly wrap-up. It’s not as rosy as usual. I guess not every book can be a winner. I’m still reading, so I’ll post Part II in September.

Did West Germany’s first postwar President spy for the US?

And I leave you with a quote. “The only thing I know is this: I am full of wounds and still standing on my feet.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

xoxo, Jane