Bibliomancy for Beginners: “Mansfield Park” by Jane Austen

Welcome to this week’s episode of Bibliomancy for Beginners! We took an extra week for this one because, well, classics can be dense. But we are here, finally and eager to please! This week we’re reading Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. Join us next week when we read The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente!

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Bibliomancy for Beginners: Hangout Video for “The Virgin Suicides” by Jeffrey Eugenides

Welcome to this week’s (late) Bibliomancy for Beginners hangout! This week we’re talking about The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. It is what it sounds like, so be prepared for all of the feels and possibly tears. Some of us will also be discussing the book to movie reaction that they had when they read the book and then watched the movie. Check back next Tuesday when we read Mansfield Park by Jane Austen!

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

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The five Lisbon sisters are brought up in a strict household, and when the youngest kills herself, the oppression of the remaining sisters intensifies. As Therese, Mary, Bonnie and Lux are pulled deeper into isolation by their domineering mother, a group of neighborhood boys become obsessed with liberating the sisters. But what the boys don’t know is, the Lisbon girls are beyond saving.