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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Austen in August Invitation!!

It's nearly that time of year again...


And it snuck up on me a bit this year. I mean, it always does, and even though I've been idly planning, I've mostly been distracted by Graphic Novel Week, and I realized today that it's LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY, OMG. Which means I'd better get an invitation post up, pronto!
So, that's right, Austen in August is right next month, folks! (Because that's when August is, fyi)
It snuck yes I know it's sneaked up on me so much, in fact, that I didn't even make a button for it yet, BUT GOOD NEWS, it's the same dates as last year, so last year's button kinda works. And I like it, I might just keep it...

SO, by now I think most of you know the drill (especially since I've had people emailing me for months asking to get involved... ;P), but just in case you're new 'round these parts:
What the Eff is AIA?

Well, funny you should ask...
The Deets:
  1. Austen in August is a celebration of all things Jane Austen, featuring reviews, discussions, vlogs, giveaways, interviews and more! [See years one, twothreefour or mother-freaking five, because it's been half a decade, yo!] You can stop by any time during these 2 weeks and get lost in Austen. It's all very austentatious. . . alright, I'll stop now.
  2. It runs August 18th through August 31st, and everyone is welcome to participate. You can just read and comment on the daily posts, if you'd like, but  as always, I will also be welcoming guest posts. Wanna review or giveaway your favorite adaptation? Share your Top 5 MOJ (Moments of Jane)? Discuss why Edmund is actually totally a catch *gag*? I'd love to host your awesome post! Fill out the form below with what you'd like to do and I'll reserve a spot for you!
  3. Are you an Austenite author who wants to be involved? EMAIL ME! I'd love to have you involved!
  4. There will also be a linky up on the first day to share last minute posts, if you're inspired to jump in. :)
  5. Once again I will be hosting an Austen Read Along to coincide with the event, and this year's book is EMMA. [Astute AIAers will have figured out there's only 1 book left to do, so you can get a jumpstart on next year's read, too... ;) ]
That about covers it. You guys are always amazing at contributing your time, creativity and enthusiasm to this event every year, and I can't wait to see what you come up with. And I said this last year as well, but I meeeeeeeeeaaaan it:
I don't ever want anyone to feel obligated to contribute in any way, but if you've been on the fence and too shy in the past, I'd love to feature you this year! I LOVE pulling in new Janeites, you have NO IDEA.

So if you're interested in being a featured guest right here on this blog (or on my vlog!), or you've been burning with things to say about Jane all year, AND you can have your post to me no later than August 10th, fill out the form below and let's get this ball a-rollin'!
THE FORM IS NOW CLOSED. IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE INVOLVED, PLEASE EMAIL ME.



NOTE TO READERS/BLOGGERS: because I get this question every year: this form is just for those who want to guest post or be featured on The Book Rat. You're welcome to do whatever you'd like on your own blog or vlog, and there will be a linky to share things if you so choose. But you do not have to fill out this form to say you're writing a post on your own blog. =)

NOTE TO AUTHORS: Few things: yes, authors are welcome to participate, and if you have a guest post or something you'd like to do, feel free to fill out the form. If you want me interview you, or you want to give away a copy of your book during the event, please email me directly.

13 comments:

  1. Awesome! I'll definitely be participating in reading Emma! This will be my first foray into the world of Austen (I know; I'm a late bloomer)! I've been excited to read her books forever and Austen in August is the perfect way to start! Yay! Happy reading! :)

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    1. Yay! Welcome! Hopefully you'll enjoy; I think group reads like this are a really great way to dip a toe in, because you'll get so many perspectives, and if something's confusing or difficult, there will be PLENTY of people to talk you through it! lol

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  2. I'm really looking forward to this event! It's funny that the last time I took part in an on-line read along it was for EMMA too but to my chagrin I found that a lot of people didn't like Emma as the character at all. I just hope it'll be different this time around))

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    1. It AMAZED me when I found out that a lot of people didn't like Emma, AND that Austen herself was expecting that - I adore her. ^_^

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  3. Oh, I am so excited for this. I've been gearing up for this in my brain since I realized you did it. I've never actually read Austen but I find some of the adaptations awesome and am looking forward to using the excuse of Austen in August to sink my teeth into my first novel.

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    1. Yay! We will all be glad to have you! =)

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  4. Wow! Austen in August really did ambush us. I love that you do this, Misty. Count me in.

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    1. Just saw your topic on the form. Yes, I think that's a great idea!

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  5. Eek! How exciting! I can't wait to see all the wonderful posts. August would be a very hectic month for me due to personal stuff, so I'm going to try to see if I could squeeze in Emma.

    Thank you so much for always hosting this awesome event!

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  6. YAY! I've already made 5 of my 6-8 potential guest posts (plus my four book review posts, handmade love post, etc.)
    I'm a little Austen-nuts right now. :)

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  8. Wish I could participate this year but will have family in town and then will be traveling, so my post creating time is limited. But I will definitely be around to see what you and others put together, Misty! I enjoy the creative posts, reviews, and Janeite love! :)

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