Friday, June 14, 2013

Giveaway - The List Lover's Guide to Jane Austen - Joan Strasbaugh

Calling all Jane Austen fans! Thanks to the generous folks at Sourcebooks, I have a brand new 'Jane' book to giveaway! But this one's a little different....

From the publisher:

"Her life, her work, her legacy—step into the world of the incredible Jane Austen. It's Jane like you've never seen! Through fun and breezy lists, discover everything there is to know about Jane Austen, the sassy literary genius we know and love. Learn her likes and dislikes, her haves and have-nots, where she traveled, how she lived, and who she knew. The List Lover’s Guide is incredibly detailed and offers readers an in-depth look at the context of Ms. Austen’s life from birth to her final days, and expands upon why she is still so relevant today in both literature and life. Anyone who loves or appreciates Jane’s smart, timeless literature will devour this text and will refer to it again and again."

With a wealth of little-known and fascinating information, find out:

•Her friends and her beaux
•Every place she lived or visited
•Books in her library
•Her quirks
•The last lines of everything she wrote
•and much more!

Here's a short one for you..... What was Jane's pet peeve?

Pet Peeve: Untidiness

"Mary does not manage matters in such a way as to make me want to lay in myself. She is not tidy enough in her appearance; she has no dressing-gown to sit up in; her curtains are all too thin, and things are not in that comfort and style about her which are necessary to make such a situation an enviable one. Elizabeth was really a pretty object with her nice clean cap put on so tidily and her dress so uniformly white and orderly." - Jane Austen to Cassandra, November 1798.

Sound like a book you'd like to have on your shelves? Simply leave a comment to be entered. Open to US and Canada. Closes June 29/13.


Margay Leah Justice said...

This sounds like a cool and unusual book! I'd love to read it.

holdenj said...

Sounds like it would be an interesting peek in to Jane's life, rather than Elizabeth etc! Thanks!

traveler said...

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petite said...

I would enjoy this very interesting book this summer. thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

fredamans said...

Sounds like a very unique and fun read.


Mary Jo Burke said...

I wonder what Jane Austen would think about all the interest in her?


Rhonda said...

Love lists

Carl Scott said...

What a great idea and such a unique way to get to know Ms. Austen better. Thanks. carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

Liz V. said...

What fun. Please enter my name.

Beatnik Mary said...

I LOVE the concept of a "list lover's" guide! I hope that becomes a whole series!

Maureen said...

I enjoy Jane's stories and would love to learn more about her.
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Aloi (guiltlessreading) said...

Sounds like a fun read! :) readerrabbit22 at