It’s Springtime and we here at Book Binge as well as our friends over at Sourcebooks thought it would be fun to celebrate spring by giving away some fantastic Jane Austen sequels written by some great authors of our time.
Sourcebooks has said that Jane Austen’s witty dialogue and sweet scenes of romance have captured fans for generations, and inspired many an author to continue her stories into new dilemmas, new social situations, new loves—true celebrations of all things Jane!
So we thought that it would be a great idea to give away, 5 DIFFERENT COPIES of some Jane Austen sequels, which include:
* The Pemberley Chronicles by Rebecca Collins
* Old Friends and New Fancies by Sybil G. Brinton
* Letters from Pemberley by Jane Dawkins
* More Letters from Pemberley by Jane Dawkins
* Emma and Knightley by Rachel Billington
Now here’s what you gotta do in order to win a free copy of one of these books:
I can’t believe none of y’all have read Jane Austen. What is the matter with you people? Cryin all night in a bucket of dirty water! But, ok, I can understand. It’s daunting, sometimes, to pick up a classic when there are so many new, nifty books around, right? So, here’s what we’re going to do:
For those of you who have read Jane Austen, see below for your instructions.
For those of you who haven’t: Leave a comment here telling us why you haven’t read JA yet and what book of hers you’d like to read.
And I suggest all of you join Sarah’s A Year of Jane Reading Challenge.
I’m pretty ashamed to admit to this but it must be done…I, Rowena of Book Binge, lover of all things romance have never read a Jane Austen novel before. I know, shocking, right? It’s true. I want to start reading the books but I don’t know where to start, so that’s where you lovely readers come in. All you gotta do to win one of the books above is comment on this blog post and choose my first Jane Austen book to read. Now, you must choose my first JA novel but you must also include in your comment why I must read it. Did the book make your heart go pitter patter in your chest? Did the hero make you swoon with delight over something so romantic that he said? I want to know why I should read the book you chose and I will be picking 5 different entries to win one of the books mentioned above.
So, that’s 5 books for 5 readers and all you gotta do is tell me which Jane Austen book I should begin my Jane Austen reading adventure with and why you chose that book for me. We will run this contest all week long to give you guys ample time to consider your choices. All entries must be in by Friday, May 2, 2008 at 7pm, PST. The winners will be announced on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at noon.
So what Jane Austen novel is it going to be, ladies? I can’t wait to see those entries. Good luck to everyone and thanks again to Sourcebooks for helping us out with this awesome contest.
Happy Thinking! =)