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Thursday, July 20, 2017


So, uh... You guys have been asking me about Austen in August on Twitter for some time now, and I've been dilly dallying and tweeting things like "I'll have a post up soon, I promise!" but all the while, I've been debating whether or not to even have it this year. Frankly, I've just been feeling really worn down and tired, and the idea of all of the work that goes into it -- I've just had a mental block about it; if I don't think about it, I can keep putting it off and August will never come, right? I mean, all I want to do is cuddle my precious kitten and take a nap...

But no. Apparently the world keeps turning, and the fact of the matter is that I do love Austen in August, and I do love the enthusiasm and discussions you guys bring. And I have been bookmarking pages and jotting notes of things I want to share for AIA, so clearly I made my mind up without informing the rest of my mind? That's how that works, right?

But, um, it's almost August. As Austen would say, procrastination is a bitch. (It's true. She said that. Had it embroidered on a handkerchief and everything.) So Austen in "August" is once again going to start late and spill over into September a bit (but don't worry, Austen's just as good in September, I promise). And disclaimer: you might have to cut me some slack this year. A little. Maybe. (please?)

But that's enough preamble, I think. Most of you know the drill by now, but for those who don't or need a refresher:
What the Eff is AIA?
The Deets:
  1. Austen in August is a celebration of all things Jane Austen, featuring reviews, discussions, vlogs, giveaways, interviews and more! [See years onetwothreefourmother-freaking five, because it's been half a decade, yo!, six, because we didn't stop there, and holy crap seven -- we've been doing this for so long!] 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 20th through SEPTEMBER 2nd, 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. Once again I will be hosting an Austen Read Along to coincide with the event, but hey! We've worked our way through all of the Big Six! We could read the juvenalia, or letters, or anything really, but I thought it could also be fun to start in on some adaptations! What say you?  Answer in the poll below, and I'll update with what we're reading in about a week!

That about covers it.
So if you're interested in being a featured guest right here on this blog (or on my vlog!),fill out the form below! It'll remain open for the next few weeks, after which you can email me directly if you're still interested.

You guys are always amazing at contributing your time, creativity and enthusiasm to this event every year, I luuurve you for it and I can't wait to see what you come up with! And I said this last year (and the year before, and will forever and evermore), 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.


Tell me all your thoughts.
Let's be best friends.


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