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Monday, August 18, 2014

AUSTEN IN AUGUST 2014 Welcome & Schedule!


Welcome, my dearest, loveliest Janeites! Hello again and please do make yourself comfortable, 'cause it's time for our 5th annual Jane Austen lovefest, holy moly! If you're unfamiliar with Austen in August (or its former incarnation, Jane in June), then briefly: Austen in August is 2 solid weeks of non-stop Janery. There will be reviews, interviews, guest posts, giveaways. movie nights and twitter parties, and not one but TWO read alongs, and all the other weird bits and bobs that I can pack into 2 weeks. All are welcome in Austen in August, from the most diehard of Janeites, with their "You pierce my soul" tattoos and their curricle-driving street gangs*, to the most fresh-faced, wide-eyed initiates, who find no significance (as yet) in the term "wet-shirt"... (noobs)
*If groups like this really exist, please tell me how to become one of your order...

Below you'll find the schedule of events, updated daily, to help guide you through the next two overwhelmingly-awesome/awesomely-overwhelming weeks. There will be an Austen in August button, like the one seen above,  at the bottom of each and every post, which you can click to be brought back to this main page, where you can navigate to your next bit of Janedom. There will also be a brief navigational menu in the sidebar, with links to key things. Or you can just scroll and scroll  to your heart's content!
Feel free to snag the button below and display it on your sidebars, tumblrs, or your own AIA blog posts.

And speaking of your own posts - a lot of the amazing Jane goodness you're going to see during Austen in August was contributed by other bloggers and authors who are amazing and astounding and awesome, and I'm sure other words beginning with 'A'. In the midst of all this sweet, sweet Janery, you may find yourself regretting that you didn't sign up to be a featured guest, but it's cool, I've gotcha covered! There is a Participation Linky set up for you to share any Austen-related posts you decide to share from your own blogs. Feel free to wade in and get your feet wet, or dive in head first and share your love of Austen! Or join one of our read-alongs (for Mr Darcy Broke My Heart and for one of my favorites, and the most criminally underrated Austen book, Northanger Abbey — prepare for some serious Team Tilney love), movie watching parties and/or twitter chats! There will be plenty of opportunities for you to dive into the fray, is what I'm saying.

Because this is the 5th year, we've had a lot of amazing things you may have missed (or may just want to see again), so each day I will be posting an "In Case You Missed It" (or ICYMI) link back to something amazing that you may have missed out on. Feel free to skip or revel in these as you see fit. =D

Now. Go forth, my dears. Browse, read, enter to win and share in the general (and generally awesome) Austenomania!!

(It's pretty full, I'll take that dance with Tilney off your hands...)

Monday, the 18th
Tuesday, the 19th
Wednesday, the 20th
Thursday, the 21st
Friday, the 22nd
Saturday, the 23rd
Sunday, the 24th
Monday, the 25th
Tuesday, the 26th
Wednesday, the 27th
Thursday, the 28th
Friday, the 29th
Saturday, the 30th
Sunday, the 31st
***Note:  For the sake of feed aggregators, different timezones and my own sanity,  the posts will be staggered throughout the day. All of the posts will be linked on this schedule at midnight, however, so that it's done and ready. This means that at some points of the day, posts will be linked here but not live yet, so don't be alarmed if you click something & it says it doesn't exist! It's only a matter of time - check back often!

Want more Jane-browsing while you wait for next year's posts? Check out years OneTwoThree and Four!


  1. Super excited for this! Northanger Abbey has been on my TBR for years. Finally time to get to it.

  2. I've dusted off my bonnet and I'm ready to go raise eyebrows. Where's the curricle? :D

  3. I love rereading Northanger Abbey. I will be dusting off my favorite reading spot and reading a book I have dearly loved over the years. Can't wait to dive in.

  4. I look forward all the fun, Misty!

  5. I love Northanger Abbey and Jane Austen's rookie outing and all the exploring of the novel and characterization. Can't wait to see what others think.


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