Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Intimations of Austen Giveaway...and Query
Posted by JaneGS
I am expecting a shipment of review copies of Intimations of Austen ,
my collection of Austen-inspired short stories (aka What-Ifs), and I thought it might be fun to do a giveaway...or two.
This is especially designed for you Everything Austen challengettes who want a quick read and are getting a little bored (dare I say it) with P&P and want to venture into Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. Somehow I never wrote a short story around S&S or Emma--in the case of the latter, it might be because Queen Emma always insists on having full-length novels rather than short stories if she is to serve as inspiration. DISCLAIMER: I don't mean to imply that P&P doesn't get its due in Intimations...four of the nine stories are P&P-inspired, but that's less than 50%, for crying out loud!
If you would like to be entered in a drawing for one of two copies that I will draw for on Sunday, September 13:
1) Leave me a comment on this posting for one entry
2) Become a follower for two entries
3) Tweet about this giveaway for three entries
***Be sure to provide me with your email address so that I can let you know if/when you've won.
And since you're here, tell me which of the BBC list you've read (I have a few polls going and will be adding a few more until all 100 books are covered), and browse around the site. I did lots of posting on Gaskell last year, am currently deep in Shakespeare territory, love to post on Austen, and so forth.
Now for the query part...Jezebel recently read my post on Two Guys Read Jane Austen and commented on the dearth of male readers of Austen. I responded that I don't think men read the works of female authors near as much as women read the works of male authors. Granted, there is a heck of a lot more out there written by men than women, as Anne Eliot so aptly pointed out. But even now, when there are loads of women authors, do men read women?
Is Austen really the most often read female author amongst men?