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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Austen in August II Invitation!

If you follow me with any regularity, you'll know at least a few things about me - one of them being that I'm a mite obsessed with Jane Austen. You'll probably also know that I have a Jane Austen reading event every summer (usually in June, but in August last year and this).
AIA button - feel free to snag and display!

And if you didn't know those things, now you do.

So. Consider this your formal(ish) save the date, invitation, call to arms, etc., etc. Whether you're a hardcore Janeite or a budding fangirl, or just someone who has idly googled "Mr Darcy wet shirt," I sincerely hope you will join me this August for a good ole Jane Austen loveathon.

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The Deets:
  1. This year's event will run from August 18th-31st. Stop by at any point during those 2 weeks for some delicious Jane Austeny goodness.
  2. Austen in August is a wall-to-wall celebration of all things Jane Austen - expect book and film reviews, discussion posts, vlogs, giveaways, author interviews and more! [See years one, two and three for more of an idea of these events.]
  3. Everyone is welcome to participate. You can just read and comment if you'd like, but I will also be welcoming guest posts - want to review an adaptation of Jane's work? Share your Top 5 MOJ (Moments of Jane)? Discuss why Bingley is better than Bertram or Wickham is better than Wentworth*? I'd love to host your awesome post! You can fill out the interest form below email me with what you'd like to do and I'll reserve a spot for you!**
  4. Are you an Austenite author who wants to be involved? EMAIL ME! I'd love to have you involved!
  5. Maybe you're not the guest posting type, but you still want to be involved? Or maybe you just want to sponsor a giveaway of your favorite piece of Janey goodness. Email me! There's room for all kinds of involvement in Austen in August.
    There will also be a linky up on the first day, as always, if you're not the guest-posting type or have last minute posts you want to share. :)
  6. Once again I will be hosting an Austen Read Along to coincide with the event, and because I think it probably needs the loving, this year's read is Mansfield Park! (And it was last year's #2 vote-getter, so I have a feeling you guys are ready to tackle it, too!) I'd like to do some movie viewing twitter parties and whatnot to go along with, but more on that later. (Though if you have ideas related to MP, please share!)
  7. Feel free to share the Austen in August button (above) or share the event/read along with other Janeites! (and thank you if you do!)
So by now, you should know what you have to do (say it with me) email me! If you want to be involved, if you have questions or suggestions, if you're an author and you want in - feel free to shoot me a line. :)

Also, big thanks to Deviant Artists Faestock and Inadesign for their lovely stock, which I used to create the event button!

PLEASE NOTE: The sign-up form has been disabled, as it is now getting too close for me to check and get back to people in a timely fashion. If you'd still like to participate, but missed the chance to sign up, please email me - I'd still love to have you!
Or feel free to link up your own posts on the linky that will go up on the first day of AIA!

And for those of you who got here by googling "Mr Darcy wet shirt"... enjoy. ;)

*Please note, you write a "Wickham > Wentworth" post at your own risk...
**Please, serious guest posters only. If you know you are the type to back out at the last minute, please don't sign up. And it doesn't matter to me if you don't have a blog or have never written a guest post, or even if you're not quite sure what you want to write, you are still welcome to be a guest poster - but poorly edited/unreadable posts will be discarded, whether you are an author, blogger or Jane's most devoted Janeite.


  1. Yippee! This is one of my favorite events. Dusting off my copy of Mansfield as I type.

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  2. Yay! I have needed an excuse to read Mansfield Park. I love the movies but haven't been able to tackle this book on my own. So I will have to join in!

  3. Happy to see another Austen event! Glad to participate again. Cheers, LA

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