My DH is getting ahead of me in this challenge, but I've started the first of my items. I've listened and read along the first three chapters of Persuasion in French. (One of my lifelong ambitions is to be fluent in French, and it may well take a lifetime to achieve it!) DH has asked me to post the first of his Austen diary, so if you scroll down, you'll be able to read his thoughts on Persuasion.
In the meantime, I'm reading the fifth and final volume of Christian Jacq's series of novels about Ramses the Great. They have been very entertaining, although I imagine that they're more fiction than history. I don't mind that in this case because so little is known about Ramses. I keep in mind that these are fun novels about a great pharoah. After I'm done with it, I'll start Persuasion in English.
I'd also like to thank Stephanie and Devon for reading my blog and leaving comments!