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Monday, July 28, 2014

Big Jane Austen Book Giveaway - Winners!


The Big Jane Austen Book Giveaway has ended and now comes the exciting time when I get to post the six winners who were randomly drawn! 

Firstly, thank you all for entering! There was a total of 149 entries from 51 readers! Of those readers there were 38 who picked Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury as their first or second choice; 19 chose So You Think You Know Jane Austen?; 15 chose Jane Austen For Dummies; 11 chose Jane Austen: A Biography; 6 chose movie tie-in P&P; and 5 chose The Jane Austen Guide To Happily Ever After

I really wish I could give all 51 of you a gift, but alas I have only 6 books to give. So without further ado, here are the winners!



Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury 
by Rebecca Dickson

Winner: Clotilde Zehnder


So You Think You Know Jane Austen?
by John Sutherland & Deirdre Le Faye

Winner: Emily


Jane Austen: A Biography
by Elizabeth Jenkins

Winner: Hamlette


Jane Austen For Dummies
by Joan Klingel Ray

Winner: Miss Dashwood


Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
P&P 2005 film tie-in edition

Winner: Bethany


The Jane Austen Guide To Happily Ever After
by Elizabeth Kantor

Winner: Luthien84


Note To The Winners:
Email your name and mailing address to OldFashionedCharming(at)gmail(dot)com and I'll send your book to you as soon as possible!


Thanks again to everyone who commented and entered! This has been so much fun! :)




Saturday, July 26, 2014

Jane Austen Supporting Characters Game


Today I am trying a new game out on y'all. I will give you the life stories of supporting characters from Jane Austen's six major novels and you have to guess the characters' names and what novel they come from! Some of these stories sound so interesting that it would be fun to read books about them!

To Play: Read the supporting characters' stories and guess the characters names and what novel they come from. Leave your guesses in a comment and I'll respond with your score. Answers will be posted next weekend.

Scoring: One point for each correctly guessed character name. One point for each correctly guessed novel. A total of 20 points can be scored!


Secondary Characters Stories:

#1. He was engaged to a sweet young lady but she dies while he is away at sea. He drowns his sorrows in morbid poetry until he falls for a reckless young lady.

Random Period Drama Screencap Game {5th Edition} - Answers!

These are the answers to the Random Period Drama Screencap Game {5th Edition} from last week. Thanks for playing!


 Period Drama Screencaps:

Screencap #1
Answer: David Copperfield (1999)


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Bucket List Tag


Evie at A Period Drama Fangirl tagged me in The Bucket List Tag that was originally created by Elizabethany at An Accomplished Young Lady. I thought this was fun, especially as it is my birthday today and I'm thinking of all the things I still want to do someday.

Tag Rules:

  • List 10 or more items from you bucket list.
  • Tag 5 other people.

I Tag:
and anyone else who would like to do this tag!


My Bucket List 
(well, some items from it!)

That means you my blogging buddy!


Visit Jane Auste's House in Chawton. I'd actually love to visit all the Jane Austen related places in England one day! Bath and Lyme Regis would be grand!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Big Jane Austen Book Giveaway! - Closed

Update 7/27/2014 - This giveaway is now closed. Winners will be randomly drawn and posted Monday, July 28th!


Here is a special surprise for y'all! 

A couple months ago a reader contacted me to say she was thinning out her Jane Austen book collection and asked if I'd like four JA related books. Since I already own most of the books she kindly sent me, it popped into my head to have a giveaway! 
Add to those four books two books from my own collection and that makes six Jane Austen related books and six winners!


General Rules:
  • Giveaway is open for entries from July 20th-26th!
  • Up to five entries per person (see Ways To Enter below).
  • If you post anonymously please put some name for me to identify you by!
  • Six winners will be randomly drawn and announced on Monday, July 28th!
  • If a winner fails to contact me, after a week, a new winner will be randomly chosen.



A bit about each book:

Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury 
by Rebecca Dickson
I already own this book but I'm almost tempted to keep this gorgeous volume! It is in beautiful like new condition, and only one or two of the memorabilia envelopes have been opened! This book is a joy to own and so interesting to read! I am very thankful to the dear reader who sent me this exquisite piece!

So You Think You Know Jane Austen?
by John Sutherland & Deirdre Le Faye
Besides being "A Literary Quizbook", this volume is also as the Sunday Times says "vastly informative as well as entertaining". It is fun to test your knowledge and the answers give tidbits of history and insight into Jane Austen's novels. This volume has a slightly broken-in spine but is in very good condition.

Jane Austen: A Biography
by Elizabeth Jenkins
First published in 1938 but this paperback edition is from 1996. The black cover is a bit worn around the edges but it is still in good condition. I do not own this book and have not read it but I'm sure it is very interesting. 

Jane Austen For Dummies
by Joan Klingel Ray
Of the four books sent to me, this volume is the most worn. The back cover fell off at one time and has been taped back on, also some of the pages are a tad crinkled on the edges. It still has a lot of life left in it, especially for any Janeite who wishes to learn more about their favorite author. My own copy is well loved and I've found it to be highly informative!

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
P&P 2005 film tie-in edition
This Penguin Books edition in in like new condition. I bought it at a yard sale or thrift store for a few dollars and have not read it. It has notes by Vivien James in the back. A very nice edition but I already have too many copies of P&P on my bookshelf. 

The Jane Austen Guide To Happily Ever After
by Elizabeth Kantor
The publisher gave me a free copy to review and I began reading it but never got past the first chapter. It is written from a secular perspective and I found it didn't really interest me very much, self help books rarely do unless written by a Christian author. I can't really recommend this book but if you've had your eye on it here is your chance at a free copy. 


Ways To Enter:
(please leave separate comments for each entry!)
  • First Entry: Leave a comment saying which book you would choose if you won.
  • Second Entry: Leave a second comment saying which book would be your second choice.
  • Third Entry: Post about this giveaway on your blog and leave a separate comment with the link to your post.
  • Fourth Entry: Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway and leave a separate comment letting me know.
  • Fifth Entry: Put the button below on your blog and leave a separate comment with the link to your blog.
Giveaway Button:
Old-Fashioned Charm



Leaving separate comments for each entry helps me when I sort out how many entries each person has.
No anonymous entries, if you do comment "anonymously" please include a name for me to identify you by!

I'm very much looking forward to seeing your entries come in and I can't wait to see who wins each of these lovely books! :)


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