Welcome to Saturday Snippets. This is where I share links and odd bits of info from the past week.
“The first-ever fully annotated edition of one of the most beloved novels in the world is a sheer delight for Jane Austen fans. Here is the complete text of Pride and Prejudice with thousands of annotations on facing pages, including:
• Explanations of historical context – Rules of etiquette, class differences, the position of women, legal and economic realities, leisure activities, and more.
• Citations from Austen’s life, letters, and other writings – Parallels between the novel and Austen’s experience are revealed, along with writings that illuminate her beliefs and opinions.
• Definitions and clarifications – Archaic words, words still in use whose meanings have changed, and obscure passages are explained.
• Literary comments and analyses
• Maps and illustrations of places and objects mentioned in the novel.
• An introduction, a bibliography, and a detailed chronology of events.”
Here’s the link to purchase this e-book.
2. I was introduced to a podcast this week called Serial. Let me just say, it’s gripping. Here’s what they say about themselves: “Serial is a podcast where we unfold one nonfiction story, week by week, over the course of a season. We’ll stay with each story for as long as it takes to get to the bottom of it.
We’ll release new episodes every Thursday morning. Listeners can subscribe for free to the Serial podcast on iTunes and other audio platforms, and can also listen here on this site. Serial, like This American Life, is a production of WBEZ Chicago.”
Here’s the introduction to episode 1: It’s Baltimore, 1999. Hae Min Lee, a popular high-school senior, disappears after school one day. Six weeks later detectives arrest her classmate and ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for her murder. He says he’s innocent – though he can’t exactly remember what he was doing on that January afternoon. But someone can. A classmate at Woodlawn High School says she knows where Adnan was. The trouble is, she’s nowhere to be found.
3. Need some motivation? Watch this.
4. Mayo Clinic reports that knitting may reduce Alzheimer’s risk by 30-50%. Very interesting article.
5. Ever needed to know how to place beads in your knitting? Click here foran excellent tutorial.
Well that’s all the snippets I have for today. Have a wonderful Saturday,
We love when mom has a good podcast to listen to. It means we get to go on longer walks. We all win.