Thursday, December 09, 2010

It's a blog party and you're invited...come & honor the 235th anniversary of Jane Austen's birthday

It wouldn't be fair to neglect someone as important and dear to us as Jane Austen on her birthday. She was born on December 16, 1775, 235 years ago next week . We owe so many immensely pleasant moments to her that we decided she deserved a great B-day celebration.

Maria Grazia from Fly High and My Jane Austen Book Club has organized a lovely blog tour and invited other bloggers and Austen dedicated writers to join in the celebration in Austen's honour.

You are all invited to join us on our “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JANE!” event next Thursday December 16.

Who will be there?

Where is the party going on?

1. Adriana Zardini at Jane Austen Sociedad do Brasil
2. Laurel Ann at Austenprose
3. Vic Sanborn at Jane Austen World
4. Katherine Cox at November’s Autumn
5. Karen Wasylowski at her blog
6. Laurie Viera Rigler at Jane Austen Addict Blog
7. Lynn Shepherd at her blog
8. Jane Greensmith at Reading, Writing, Working, Playing
9. Jane Odiwe at Jane Austen Sequels
10. Alexa Adams at First Impressions
11. Regina Jeffers at her blog
12. Cindy Jones at First Draft
13. Janet Mullany at Risky Regency
14. Maria Grazia at My Jane Austen Book Club
15. Meredith at Austenesque Reviews

You’ll find Happy Birthday posts and tributes to Jane Austen on all these blogs on December 16 along with the HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JANE logo created by Adriana Zardini (JASBRA) just for the occasion. Lovely, isn’t it?

Visit all the blogs on December 16 and leave your comments along with an e-mail address to have lots of chances to win one of the wonderful gifts we are giving away:

Books - 1 signed copy of…
1. Willoughby’s Return by Jane Odiwe
2. Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
3. Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
4. Murder at Mansfield Park by Lynn Shepherd
5. Intimations of Austen by Jane Greensmith
6. Darcy's Passions: Fitzwilliam Darcy's Story by Regina Jeffers
7. First Impressions. A Tale of Less Pride and Prejudice by Alexa Adams
8. Jane and the Damned by Janet Mullany
9. Bespelling Jane Austen by Janet Mullany

Other gifts:
1. Austen bag offered by Karen Wasylowski
2. DVD Pride & Prejudice 2005 offered by Regina Jeffers
3. Package of Bingley's Tea (flavor "Marianne's Wild Abandon") offered by Cindy Jones
4. DVD Jane Austen in Manhattan offered by Maria Grazia
5. 3 issues of Jane Austen Regency World offered by Maria Grazia

Giveaways will end on December 23. Winners will be announced on My Jane Austen Book Club.


  1. This sounds delightful!!! I adore Jane Austen!!! I'll be so happy to join in the festivities! :)

  2. This sounds like a party I need to attend!

  3. I am embarrassed that it has been years since I read a Jane Austen book. (I know shame on me):

  4. I'm so glad you join, Jane! I hope we'll have great fun next Thursday! Have a nice weekend, meanwhile!

  5. I'm hoping to be there!