Boston Austen Book Club Summer Meeting - Sun, Sep 22 - Bridget Jones's Diary and BJ: Edge of Reason

BABC Summer Meeting: Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason

Summer is almost over! That went by SO FAST! I hope yours was a good one. I'm ending the busiest summer of my life with great fanfare: the Summer Meeting of the Boston Austen Book Club. This meeting will be on Sunday, September 22 at 2pm at the Pleasant CafĂ© in Roslindale. We will meet to discuss “Bridget Jones’s Diary” and “Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason.”

Bridget Jones, Jane Austen, and Women's Literature

Both BJD and BJ:EOR are sort-of spinoffs, plot-wise, of Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion, respectively. We’ll discuss that aspect of the books, and also how they “spored their own gender” of books AKA spurred their own genre of books (you’ll get the joke after you read Edge of Reason), namely “Chick Lit.” From there we can discuss those books and chick lit in general in the context of the history of women’s literature and Jane Austen. Also, of course, we will discuss the books themselves, independent of everything else.

Hope you can make it! The good thing about these two books is that they are really quick reads. If you haven’t gotten to them yet, there’s still plenty of time!

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Summer Boston Austen Book Club Meeting Details

Who: Boston Austen Book Club - always open to new members
What: Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason 
When: Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2pm
Where: The Pleasant Cafe in Roslindale, MA - parking lot available, also accessible by commuter rail (Roslindale), T (Forest Hills then a walk) and bus (several bus lines with varying wlaking distance to nearest stop)
How: All you have to do is read the books and show up to talk about them!
Why: Because it's fun to be a book nerd
Contact: Bridget Eileen at vintagebridge[at]gmail[dot]com or @VintageBridge or @BostonAustenBook Club on Facebook