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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Big Jane Austen Book Giveaway!


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! :)


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Random Period Drama Screencap Game {5th Edition}

Another fun screencaps game for you to enjoy! 

To Play: Rules this time are super easy. Just look at the screencaps below and leave a comment guessing which period dramas they are from. I'll respond with your score. Guess as many times as you like. Answers will be posted next Saturday.

Scoring: Ten points will be awarded for each correctly guessed period drama. A total of 150 points can be earned.

 Period Drama Screencaps:

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Have fun!


Faces Of Period Dramas Games {6} - Answers!

These are the answers to the Faces Of Period Dramas Games {6} game from last weekend. Thanks for playing!


Period Drama Faces:

Face #1
Actor Name: Anne Hathaway
Character Name: Madeleine Bray
Period Drama: Nicholas Nickleby (2001)



Face #2
Actor Name: Burn Gorman
Character Name: Mr. Guppy
Period Drama: Bleak House (2005)



Face #3
Actor Name: Gwyneth Paltrow
Character Name: Emma Woodhouse
Period Drama: Emma (1996)



Face #4
Actor Name: Jim Carter
Character Name: Captain Brown
Period Drama: Cranford



Face #5
Actor Name: Hattie Morahan
Character Name: Elinor Dashwood
Period Drama: Sense & Sensibility (2008)



Face #6
Actor Name: David Suchet
Character Name: Mr. Jaggers
Period Drama: Great Expectations (2011)



Face #7
Actor Name: Tallulah Riley
Character Name: Mary Bennet
Period Drama: Pride & Prejudice (2005)



Face #8
Actor Name: Nicholas Farrell
Character Name: Edmund Bertram
Period Drama: Mansfield Park (1983)



Face #9
Actor Name: Imogen Stubbs
Character Name: Lucy Steele
Period Drama: Sense & Sensibility (1995)

 
Face #10
Actor Name: Anthony Head
Character Name: Uther Pendragon
Period Drama: BBC Merlin (TV series)



Face #11
Actor Name: Penelope Wilton
Character Name: Isobel Crawley
Period Drama: Downton Abbey (TV series)



Face #12
Actor Name: Richard Armitage
Character Name: John Thornton
Period Drama: North & South (2004)

~*~

Players Scores:
Esther Romaine - 320 points
Birdie - 280 points
Naomi Bennet - 260 points
McKenna - 230 points
Evie Brandon - 150 points
Langsather Letters - 150 points
Kimberly Grace Bowman - 60 points

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Faces Of Period Dramas Games {6}

We haven't had one of these in a while so I thought y'all might enjoy it! Most of these actors and roles should be fairly recognizable.

To Play: Look at the faces from period dramas below and guess the character's name, actor's name and what period drama each one is from. Try to guess without looking up the answers. Leave your guesses in a comment. I'll respond with your score. Answers will be posted next Saturday.

Scoring: Ten points for each actor, character and period drama guessed correctly. A maximum of 360 points can be earned!


Period Drama Faces:

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