Monday, August 04, 2014

Austen in August - heads up for review and giveaway

The 3rd annual Austen in August blog event kicked off last Friday, August 1 at Lost Generation Reader.  Thanks to Jenna for hosting what promises to be a really fun reading/blogging experience.

I've signed up to do a review/giveaway on August 26 of The Watsons and Emma Watson: Jane Austen's Unfinished Novel Completed by Joan Aiken.  The giveaway will be open through August 30 and will be available for international as well as U.S. residents.  So mark your calendar so that you can come back and enter the giveaway.  The Watsons is one of Austen's unfinished works and was not published until the 1870s.  Many have speculated as to why Austen never finished it--I've read it a couple of times and read one continuation (by A Lady) but am looking forward to see what Aiken did with it.

I'm also planning to read Jane Austen's First Love, by Syrie James as well as Jane Austen and Names by Maggie Lane.

And I am planning on enjoying reading everyone else's blog posts about my favorite author.

Though it's not part of Austen in August, here's a link to a blog post I did on Mansfield Park when I reread it earlier this year: What is the Matter With Fanny?


  1. I participated in Austen in August last year and it was a lot of fun. Can't wait to read all your reviews. Happy Reading!

  2. Thank you again for joining, and for hosting this giveaway! I am very excited to read your thoughts on the book as well. :)

  3. The Watsons is so tantalizing! I found Aiken's conclusion a bit hectic (her usual tendency) but it was still fun to read. I look forward to your thoughts.

  4. I think that I discovered this even through the button your blog Jane!

    i am really looking forward to your posts.

    My first one should be up in a couple of days,