Join the Birthday Soiree for Jane Austen on December 16, 2011

Austen's Birthday Soiree 2012Yes. Jane Austen is 236 years old this Friday!

Thirty-one Austen bloggers, authors, and literature enthusiasts are joining forces for an Austen Birthday Soiree. Organized by Katherine Cox of November’s Autumn & Maria Grazia of My Jane Austen Book Club, the daylong blog hop will feature a post in celebration of Jane Austen, her life, her novels and the era in which she lived at each of the 31 blogs!

And, what birthday would not be complete without presents, and there will be gifts for Jane – and the visitors of the blogs. Just leave a comment to qualify for the great giveaways being offered in celebration of the Janeite holiday.

Participants in Austen’s Birthday Soiree

  • Sharon Lathan
    Blog: Sharon Lathan
    Giveaway: one copy of Miss Darcy Falls in Love
  • Emily Snyder
    Blog: O! Beauty Unattempted
    Giveaway: one copy of Letters of Love & Deception 
  • Laurel Ann Nattress
    Blog: Austenprose
    Giveaway: one signed copy of Jane Austen Made Me Do It
  • C. Allyn Pierson
    Blog: SemiTrue Stories
    Giveaway: one copy of Mr. Darcy Little Sister (open internationally)
  • Cindy Jones
    Blog: First Draft
    Giveaway: one signed copy of My Jane Austen Summer and a package of Lily Berry’s Pink Rose Tea by Bingley’s, Ltd.
  • Farida Mestek
    Blog: Regency Sketches
    Giveaway: one copy of I was Jane Austen Best Friend, by Cora Harrison
  • Marilyn Brant
    Blog: Brant Flakes
    Giveaway: A canvas ACCORDING TO JANE tote bag and a pair of A SUMMER IN EUROPE luggage tags
  • Prue Batten
    Blog: Mesmered’s Blog
    Giveaway: one copy of Georgiana Darcy’s Diary: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice continued, Anna Elliott
  • Erin Blakemore
    Blog:  The Heroine’s Bookshelf
    Giveaway: Pride and Prejudice notecards, by Potter Style
  • Blog: vvb32 reads
    Giveaway: Jane Austen’s Little Instruction Book (Charming Petites), by Jane Austen, edited by Sophia Bedford-Pierce, illustrated by Mullen & Katz, introduction by Barbara Paulding
  • Karen Doornebos
    Blog: The Fiction vs. Reality Smackdown
    Giveaway: 2 Jane Austen candles and 2 signed copies of Definitely Not Mr. Darcy plus drink coasters and tea!
  • Regina Jeffers
    Blog: ReginaJeffers’s Blog
    Giveaway: one signed copy of Christmas at Pemberley
  • Alyssa Goodnight
    Blog: Alyssa Goodnight   
    Giveaway: one Jane Austen Action figure
  • Deb Barnum
    Blog: Jane Austen in Vermont
    Giveaway: 2012 calendars from the Wisconsin JASNA Region
  • Laura Hile, Susan Kaye, Pamela Aidan, and Barbara Cornthwaite
    Blog: Jane Started It!
    Giveaway: one copy of Young Master Darcy: A Lesson in Honour, by Pamela Aidan; one set of Frederick Wentworth, Captain (Books 1 and 2), by Susan Kaye; two copies of Mercy’s Embrace: So Rough a Course (Book 1), by Laura Hile; one copy of George Kinghtley, Gentleman (Books 1 and 2), by Barbara Cornthwaite
  • Juliet Archer
    Blog: Choc Lit Authors’ Corner
    Giveaway: one copy each of Persuade Me and The Importance of Being Emma
  • Jane Greensmith
    Blog: Reading, Writing, Working, Playing
    Giveaway: one copy each of Intimations of Austen, and Sense & Sensibility (Marvel Illustrated)
  • Jenny Allworthy
    Blog: The Jane Austen Film Club 
    Giveaway: a copy of Northanger Abbey DVD starring Felicity Jones and JJ Feild (The winner will choose region 1 or 2 DVD)
  • Sitio Jane Austen
    Blog: El Salón de Té de Jane
    Giveaway:  one copy of the Spanish edition of Sense and Sensibility and one copy of  DVD package with adaptations of Jane Austen. (It’s only zone 2, but it’s in Spanish and English ), and one copy of BBC’s Emma with Romola Garai (Blue-ray)
  • Kaitlin Saunders
    Blog: Kaitlin Saunders
    Giveaway: one copy of A Modern Day Persuasion
  • Becky Rhodehouse
    Blog: One Literature Nut
    Giveaway: selection of Austenesque Reads
  • Patrice Sarath
    Blog: Patrice Sarath
    Giveaway: one copy of The Unexpected Miss Bennet
  • Adriana Zardini
    Site: Jane Austen Brasil
    Giveaway: DVD – Sense and Sensibility (1995) – English / Portuguese subtitles
  • Jane Odiwe
    Blog: Jane Austen Sequels 
    Giveaway: one mug with one of Jane Odiwe’s illustrations and one copy of Mr. Darcy’s Secret
  • Courtney Webb
    Blog: Stiletto Storytime
    Giveaway: one copy of Noble Satyr by Lucinda Brant (Regency Romance)
  • Jennifer Becton
    Blog: Jennifer W. Becton
    Giveaway: one copy of the eBook of the Personages of Pride and Prejudice Collection, which contains Charlotte Collins, “Maria Lucas,” and Caroline Bingley. Open internationally.
  • Vera Nazarian
    Blog: Urban Girl Takes Vermont
    Giveaway: a copy of Vera Nazarian’s gift hardcover edition of her inspirational calendar and diary, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
  • Abigail Reynolds
    Blog: Pemberley Variations
    Giveaway: one signed copy of Mr. Darcy’s Undoing
  • Blog: AustenAuthors
    Giveaway: one copy of Georgette Heyer’s Regency World, by Jennifer Kloester
  • Katherine Cox
    Blog: November’s Autumn
    Giveaway: one $10 B&N Gift-card (US only)
  • Maria Grazia
    Blog: My Jane Austen Book Club
    Giveaway: A selection of Austenesque reads

Don’t miss out on all the fun and fabulous giveaways!

Cheers, Laurel Ann

© 2007 – 2011 Laurel Ann Nattress, Austenprose

31 thoughts on “Join the Birthday Soiree for Jane Austen on December 16, 2011

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  1. What a wonderful celebration of our favorite authoress! To tell the truth, I was unaware of some of these Blogs, so a real treat for fans, too.

    I hope I win something!


  2. Happy Birthday Jane and thank you for the information on all these blogs
    Looking at some of these blogs will be a fantastic way to celebrate on 16th December

    Best wishes, Ann


  3. This is such fun!!!! My two sons had the most incredible English teacher in high school. She introduced them to Jane. They introduced her to me! Thank you Mrs.Babich xo


  4. Wow, what wonderful birthday presents! Will be celebrating by drinking some travel and curling up with probably Persuasion.


  5. I love the blog hop badge.

    Happy Birthday Jane! And what a wonderful gift opportunity for all of us.

    Thanks for the post!


  6. Thank you for the birthday present on Jane’s birthday of all of these blogs to read. And, I hope that I receive an actual present from one of the bloggers.


  7. Thank you for inviting me to the birthday celebration!
    What a wonderful Christmas present the Austens received on December 16, 1775!


      1. Laurel Ann, do we need to keep referring to this blog to know which blogs to visit? Or will there be a list at each blog of the others to visit? I seem to remember that we did something like this last year for Jane’s Birthday. Am I wrong? It was a blast. Since I work I had to wait until I got home to do it but was at it for the whole evening and loved every minute of it!


  8. LA, correct me if I’m wrong. I seem to count 31 blogs from your post and MG’s blog. Is there a secret or unconfirmed blog that will be revealed tomorrow on JA’s birthday?


  9. I’m new to this blog. I just followed and I am so excited to have found such an amazing Jane Austen blog, full of Austenesque posts and Regency charms, as well a community of like-minded people who love Ms.Austen just as much as I do! I never imagined there could be this many other Austen blogs! I’m so excited to check everything out and I can’t wait to honor my favorite authors birthday tomorrow!


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