Update: Jane Austen Panel Episode in the Works!

I am happy to announce that I will be working on a Jane Austen Panel Episode over the next couple of weeks. The episode will feature six readers, each championing a particular novel from Austen’s body of work. I’m sure that we will end up mooning over her wit, discussing her deft social criticism, placing…

The Botanist and the Vintner – Christy Campbell

I think it’s fair to assume that at some point many of you have sipped a glass of wine, nodded your head solemnly, and murmured: “Mmm. Yes, that’s good.” Whether you’re under the watchful eye of an eager waiter or in hearing distance of someone you want to impress, the appearance of connoisseurship in this…