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Winner Announced in The Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Reading Challenge Giveaway!

The Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Challenge 2011 sidebar graphicWell Janeites, it’s been fun. A whole year of Sense and Sensibility  in celebration of the bicentenary of its publication in 1811.

I read 8 books, watched 2 movies and listened to one audio book. Here is a list of my reviews. A big thank you to my reviewer Kimberly who pinch hit the review of Expectation of Happiness for me when I was deep into my book Jane Austen Made Me Do It’s promotional Grand Tour in October.

My reading & viewing for the challenge:

  1. Jan 26 – The Three Weissmanns of Westport
  2. Feb 23 –  Sense and Sensibility 1981
  3. Mar 23 – The Dashwood Sisters Tell All
  4. Apr 27 –   Sense and Sensibility: The Screenplay and Diaries
  5. May 25 – The Annotated Sense and Sensibility
  6. Jun 22 – Sense and Sensibility 1995
  7. Jul 27 – Sass and Serendipity
  8. Aug 24 – Suspense and Sensibility
  9. Sept 28 – Sense and Sensibility (Naxos Audiobooks)
  10. Oct 26 – Expectations of Happiness
  11. Nov 23 – Sense and Sensibility (The Jane Austen Bicentenary Library)
  12. Dec 28 – Willoughby’s Return

83 of you signed up for the reading challenge. You can find their reviews in The Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Reading Challenge archive.

Anyone who left a comment or a review here on Austenprose or on any of the posts on the participants reviews posted on their blogs qualified for the Grand Giveaway: one copy of each of the twelve books/movies/audios that I reviewed and a Pemberley Shoppe tote.

The winner drawn at random is: JOY ANDREA who left a comment on August 25, 2011 on my review of Suspense and Sensibility.

Congratulations JOY ANDREA. To claim your boat load of prizes, please contact me with your full name and address by 11:59 pm PT, Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Shipment to US and Canadian addresses only.

Thanks again to all who participated.


Laurel Ann

© 2007 – 2012 Laurel Ann Nattress, Austenprose

3 thoughts on “Winner Announced in The Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Reading Challenge Giveaway!”

  1. Wow! Very ambitious year of Sense and Sensibility! I would only add that Colonel Brandon’s Diary is a nice addition to S&S mania — not as deep as I would like, but I gained some satisfaction in better understanding that intriguing character.


  2. Many thanks Laurel Ann, for initiating the Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Reading challenge and for placing “Expectations of Happiness” on your list .
    Thanks also to Kimberley for her generous review.
    Since then, in addition to the reviews and comments appearing on your blog, I have had the pleasure of receiving so many emails and notes through the contact page on our own website ( ) from readers who wish to comment on the book or ask questions about it.
    Some of them are following up from The Pemberley Chronicles, while many others are first time readers. Their enthusiastic response has been very rewarding.
    Congratulations on your own venture – Jane Austen Made me Do it- and thanks again for your interest and hard work!.

    Best regards,
    RebeccaAnn Collins.


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