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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! :)


148 comments:

Lois said...

My first choice would be Jane Austen an Illustrated Treasury. :)
http://youmeandacupofteablog.blogspot.com

Lois said...

Second choice would be "So you think you know Jane Austen"
http://youmeandacupofteablog.blogspot.com

Melody said...

Yayyy! Ooh, lovely books.

My first choice is a toss-up between the Illustrated Treasury and Jane Austen for Dummies... I guess I'll go with the former since I can't get that one from the library and it seems so Unique. :)

Melody said...

And for my second choice I would get JA for Dummies. It would be nice to have for reference.

Melody said...

Here is an FB post about it:
https://www.facebook.com/ThePandP95ForeverClub/posts/523724411061617

Melody said...

The giveaway picture is on my sidebar...
http://regencydelight-janeaustenetc.blogspot.com/

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

Okay, I'm going to be busy with comments :-D

My first choice if I won would be The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After. (I had heard good things)

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

My second choice would be "So You Think You Know Jane Austen?".

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

Announcement at my blog:
http://elegance-of-fashion.blogspot.com/2014/07/jane-austen-giveaway-at-old-fashioned.html

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

Posted (and tagged Old-Fashioned Charm) on Facebook

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

Button posted to blog.
http://elegance-of-fashion.blogspot.com/

Bethany said...

If I won, I'd love to win the Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!
Bethany

Bethany said...

My second choice would probably be the Pride & Prejudice movie-tie-in, or the biography. Thanks!
Bethany

Bethany said...

I tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/ward_bethany/status/490879625782759424

Ella said...

It is really nice of you to do a giveaway:)
I would like to win the Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury by Rebecca Dickson.

Ella said...

I put the giveaway button on my blog abookinthehand25.blogspot.com

Karis Mahnke said...

If I win I would choose Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury

Karis Mahnke said...

My second choice would be either Jane Austen for dummies or so you think you know Jane Austen. All of the books look great so I would be happy with any one of them.

Karis Mahnke said...

I tweeted the link to this giveaway.

Kimberly Grace Bowman said...

My first book choice if I won would be "Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury"
by Rebecca Dickson

Kimberly Grace Bowman said...

My second book choice if I won would be the movie tie-in edition of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.

Jessica said...

Fun giveaway! My first choice would be "So You Think You Know Jane Austen". Looks interesting...

Jessica said...

My second choice would be Jane Austen For Dummies. ;-)

BatZion Francesca said...

Hi Miss Laurie! What a wonderful giveaway! :) If it's open to international readers... I'd love to enter. :)

My first choice would probably be the Jane Austen Illustrated Treasury. :)

BatZion Francesca said...

It's been hard to narrow it down, but my second choice would probably be Jane Austen for Dummies. :)

Kathryn said...

If I won I would like the Jane Austen for Dummies book. Definitely that one.

Kathryn said...

My second choice would be The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After.

BatZion Francesca said...

Here is the link to my website:
http://fhgcreations.weebly.com/old-fashioned-charm-giveaway.html

BatZion Francesca said...

Also, here is where I've put your button. :) http://fhgcreations.weebly.com/old-fashioned-charm-giveaway.html

Kathryn said...

I've put the button on my blog.

Kathryn said...

I've also posted about the giveaway on my blog. The link is here: http://hiddenorchards.blogspot.com/

I just realized that I forgot to link in the comment about the blog button, but you should be able to see it on my sidebar if you go over to Hidden Orchards.

Kerri (for JASNA-NY) said...

Greetings! Posted link to your giveaway on my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/jasnany/)

Thanks!

Unknown said...

Tweeted about your giveaway! https://twitter.com/JASNA_NY/status/490969886525370368

Unknown said...

Hi,

Please put me in the running for the copy of _The Jane Austen Guide To Happily Ever After_ by Elizabeth Kantor; this would be my first choice (would use a raffle for our region).

Thanks!

Unknown said...

Please also put me in the running for the copy of _Jane Austen: A Biography_ by Elizabeth Jenkins (my 2nd choice); this looks very interesting ...

Hamlette said...

My first choice would be the P&P 2005 film tie-in edition :-)

Hamlette said...

My second choice would be "Jane Austen: A Biography"

Hamlette said...

I posted about this giveaway on my blog: http://theedgeoftheprecipice.blogspot.com/2014/07/heads-up-big-jane-austen-book-giveaway.html

Johanna VanHoutan said...

I would choose this one as my first choice"So You Think You Know Jane Austen? by John Sutherland & Deirdre Le Faye". It would be great fun to see how much I actually do know!

Johanna VanHoutan said...

My second choice would be "Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury by Rebecca Dickson".
Thank you so much for hosting such a great giveaway!

Martha said...

My first choice would be "Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury". I hope I win!!

Mluckw said...

My first choice would be the Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury!

Mluckw said...

My second choice would be the So You Think You Know Jane Austen!

Alyianna Baggins said...

My first choice would be "Pride and Prejudice" (the one with the picture from the film on the front). I don't have a copy of this book outside of a big collection, and it so much easier to read from a smaller volume, don't you think? :)

- Anna Baggins

Alyianna Baggins said...

My second choice would be "Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury". It certainly looks beautiful!

- Anna Baggins

Alyianna Baggins said...

I posted about the giveaway on my reviews blog. :)

http://alyiannasreviews.blogspot.ca/2014/07/if-you-like-jane-austen.html


- Anna Baggins

Alyianna Baggins said...

I tweeted about the giveaway here. :)

https://twitter.com/AlyiannaB/status/491034039252312065


- Anna Baggins

Alyianna Baggins said...

And, finally, I posted your button on my blog. http://alyiannasreviews.blogspot.ca/

Thank you for hosting this fabulous giveaway!


God bless,
Anna B.

Melody said...

Posted here:
http://www.regencydelight-janeaustenetc.blogspot.com/2014/07/ja-book-giveaway-and-screencap-website.html
:)

Elizabethany said...

Hi, just wondering.....I'm from New Zealand so am I able to enter the giveaway? My first choice would be the illustrated treasury, what a cool giveaway!

Elizabethany said...

My second choice would be So You Think You Know Jane Austen :-)

Reading in the Dark said...

My first choice would be Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury! Thanks for the giveaway! And may I say, this is my first time on your site, and I love it!

Reading in the Dark said...

My second choice would be Jane Austen: A Biography!

Reading in the Dark said...

Here's the link to my blog post about your giveaway: http://lingeringpianist.blogspot.com/2014/07/lots-of-love-other-blogger-giveaway.html
I hope it sends lots of people your way!

julienne said...

Wow six books!
My first choice would be Jane Austen an Illustrated Treasury.

julienne said...

My second choice would be the Pride & Prejudice movie-tie-in. :)

Marta B said...

My first choice would be "Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury by Rebecca Dickson".
Thank you for the possibility you're offering to one of us :)

mary terry said...

hey,
thank you for this wonderful giveaway..
my first choice would be "Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury by Rebecca Dickson".

mary terry said...

My second choice would be "Jane Austen: A biography by Elizabeth Jenkins"

mary terry said...

I shared this giveaway on my twitter account.
https://twitter.com/human_like_me/status/491161903842881537

Rebeca said...

So beautiful! My first choice would be Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury.

Rebeca said...

My second choice would be Jane Austen: A biography.

Bluerose said...

I tweeted. :)

https://twitter.com/BluerosesHeart/status/491179832131076096

Ioana said...

My first choice would probably be Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury.

Bluerose said...

I have your giveaway button on my blog sidebar.

http://bluerosesheart.blogspot.com/

Ioana said...

My second choice would probably be Jane Austen For Dummies.

Hamlette said...

My first choice would be the P&P05 movie tie-in book.

Ioana said...

I posted about this on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ioana.cozar

Bluerose said...

I blogged:

http://bluerosesheart.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-little-jane-austen-this-summer.html

Thank you for the giveaway! :)

Amantes de Jane Austen said...

Eu Gostaria de Ganhar Jane Austen- a Biografy.

Lindo blog... bjs

Kiri Liz said...

I don't know if I could pick just one!! They all look amazing and I want to read them all! ;) Maybe So You Think You Know Jane Austen... no, maybe Jane Austen for Dummies... or the biography. Yeah, I can't pick. These all look like amazing books!

Kiri Liz said...

I tweeted it here: https://twitter.com/KiriLiz/status/491205205531582465

Kiri Liz said...

Well, I didn't read the rules very well. In my first comment I said I'd go with So You Think You Know Jane Austen... so for second choice I'd go with Jane Austen for Dummies. There. Now we're getting back on track.

Kiri Liz said...

The button's on my sidebar: http://liannetaimenlore.blogspot.com/

Amantes de Jane Austen said...

Minha segunda escolha é Jane Austen for Dummies.

bjs

Amantes de Jane Austen said...

Postei sobre o sorteio nesse Link: http://amantesdejaneausten.blogspot.com/2014/07/old-fashioned-charm-big-jane-austen.html

Amantes de Jane Austen said...

Eu postei no Twiiter nesse lionk https://twitter.com/angelicadamass/status/491211400077799425

Amantes de Jane Austen said...

Coloquei o banner do sorteio na minha Pagina inicial... http://amantesdejaneausten.blogspot.com.br/

Laura Hartness said...

First choice: The Illustrated Treasury for sure! I didn't even know this existed. Lovely!

Investigator Idalee said...

My first choice would be, Jane Austen: A Biography

Investigator Idalee said...

My second choice would be, So You Think You Know Jane Austen?

Laura Hartness said...

Tweet!

https://twitter.com/lhartness/status/491213676507316225

Clotilde Zehnder said...

My first choice would be Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury.

Clotilde Zehnder said...

My second choice would be So you Think You Know Jane Austen?

Laura Hartness said...

Put widget in my right hand side bar:


http://calicocritic.blogspot.com/

Investigator Idalee said...

Here is the link to it on my blog:
http://lilliputiangs.blogspot.com/2014/07/jane-austin-giveaway.html

Investigator Idalee said...

I tweeted it!

https://twitter.com/lilliputianGS/status/491216044812689410

Clotilde Zehnder said...

http://mtogo.blogspot.com/2014/07/jane-austen-giveaway.html

Investigator Idalee said...

Put up your button on my blog!

http://lilliputiangs.blogspot.com/

Miss Dashwood said...

What a SPLENDID giveaway! My first choice would be Jane Austen for Dummies-- I've been wanting to read that for ages. :D

Miss Dashwood said...

My second choice would be the Illustrated Treasury. *Lizzie Bennet voice* It's sooooooo preetttttttty.
:P

Miss Dashwood said...

I tweeted about the giveaway! https://twitter.com/MissAmyDashwood/status/491226596733227008

Clotilde Zehnder said...

https://www.facebook.com/cloe.zehnder/posts/695569513850185

Elizabeth Demag said...

My first choice would be Jane Austen for Dummies

Elizabeth Demag said...

My second choice would be Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury.

Julia VanDelft said...

My first choice would be Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury.

Julia VanDelft said...

My second choice would be The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After.

Lúthien84 said...

Thank you very much for offering these pile of books. I would very much like to own Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury as it is hard to buy it.

Lúthien84 said...

My second choice would be The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After.

Lúthien84 said...

I posted the giveaway on my blog. Come and check it out.

Lúthien84 said...

I posted it on my Facebook blog page

Lydia said...

My first choice would be "So you think you know Jane Austen?"

Lydia said...

My second chice would be "Jane Austen: An Illustrated Trreasury"

Lydia said...

Posted about giveaway on my blog!
http://daddysgigglepuss.blogspot.com/2014/07/jane-austen-book-giveaway.html

Lydia said...

The giveaway picture is on my sidebar at http://daddysgigglepuss.blogspot.com

Some Little Good said...

My first choice would be
Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury by Rebecca Dickson

~ Brittany

Some Little Good said...

My second choice would be
So You Think You Know Jane Austen?
by John Sutherland & Deirdre Le Faye

Some Little Good said...

I blogged about it

http://somelittlegood.blogspot.com/2014/07/jane-austen-giveaway-and-book-links.html

~ Brittany

Some Little Good said...

I shared on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Some-Little-Good/532328636877905

~ Brittany

Some Little Good said...

I linked in my blog sidebar
http://somelittlegood.blogspot.com/

~ Brittany

Some Little Good said...

The comment verification kept showing "photo share" on my first two comments ... so just in case they didn't go through ...

my first choice was
Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury by Rebecca Dickson

and my second choice was
So You Think You Know Jane Austen?
by John Sutherland & Deirdre Le Faye

Thanks
~ Brittany

Patricia Alcalde said...

My second choice would be Jane Austen for Dummies.

Patricia Alcalde said...

Wow! Awesome giveaway! My first choice would be An Illustrated Treasury.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

1st choice?
Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury
by Rebecca Dickson

and what a lovely opportunity to give away books to others! I've been gathering some for the annual Austen in August event [linked at FHC] Can.not.wait.
Right now reading en francais and all this Paris!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

2nd choice?
Jane Austen For Dummies
by Joan Klingel Ray
TY for the options!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Posted your giveaway in today's Monday Reading meme-

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

tweeted via @_eHope
https://twitter.com/_eHope/status/491396589814968320

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

R sidebar posting of button at Faith Hope & Cherrytea blog

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

a more important giveaway link gift from me is posted HERE on my Book Giveaway Board

Emily said...

Ooooh, cool!

My first choice would be Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury :)


(P.S. I live in New Zealand)

Emily said...

My second choice would be So You Think You Know Jane Austen?

Denise said...

I tweeted 8:09 PM - 21 Jul 2014@DeniseDuvall2

Emily said...

I posted about the giveaway here:http://janeaustenmad.blogspot.co.nz/2014/07/giveaway.html

Emily said...

I posted the button on this post:http://janeaustenmad.blogspot.co.nz/2014/07/giveaway.html

and on my blog side bar:
http://janeaustenmad.blogspot.co.nz/

EMSFS said...

First choice: an illustrated history

EMSFS said...

Second choice: Jane Austen for dummies

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Giveaway is opened to international readers!

Some of you have put your e-mail address or real name in your comments so I decided not to publish those comments.

Below are the entries not published:
-Heather (Anonymous) - 2 entries
-Bluerose - 2 entries
-Hamlette - 1 entry
-Laura Hartness - 1 entry

~The Damsel~ said...

My first choice is the illustrated treasury, what a delight:)

~The Damsel~ said...

My second choice would be 'so you think you know Jane Austen!

Marta B said...

As second choice I would choose JA for Dummies :) I think it could be interesting!

Ashleigh Davies said...

If I was fortunate enough to be picked, my first choice would be the Jane Austen an illustrated treasury.

Ashleigh Davies said...

If I was lucky enough again my second option would be the Jane Austen: a biography :) xx

Ashleigh Davies said...

I've also posted about this giveaway on my twitter account :) @CeriAshleigh :) xx

A Jakob said...

A giveaway?! How wonderful. :)

My first choice is "Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury".

A Jakob said...

My second choice is "So You Think You Know Jane Austen?".

A Jakob said...

Shared your post on my Facebook page. :)

J Dawn King said...

I have none of these books, but would choose JA for Dummies. I didn't know this even existed. What a wonderfully generous thing to do. Please thank the donor.

J Dawn King said...

Second choice would be theIllustrated Treasury. But really any one would do.

Melissa said...

My first choice would be the Elizabeth Jenkins biography.

Melissa said...

My second choice would be So You Think You Know Jane Austen?

@SeldomKate said...

What a lovely way to share Jane Austen with fellow enthusiasts! My first choice would be Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury by Rebecca Dickson!

Mary Grace Schneider said...

My First choice would be So You Think You Know Jane Austen?
by John Sutherland & Deirdre Le Faye.

Mary Grace Schneider said...

My second choice Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury
by Rebecca Dickson.

Lúthien84 said...

I put the button on my blog.

Tarina Laxton said...

My 2nd Choice Would be: So You Think You Know Jane Austen

Licorne said...

And my second choice would be So You Think You Know Jane Austen? by John Sutherland & Deirdre Le Faye.

Wishing a lovely day to all!!

Licorne said...

Hello Miss Laurie!

I just found your blog through Elegance of Fashion (and then went straight to follow you on tumblr and pinterest ;D) so I feel a bit shy about posting for a giveaway, straight away, but I though, why not? Especially because I don't even know if I'm on time, because it's still Sunday here.

My first choice would be: Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury by Rebecca Dickson.

Wishing a lovely day to all!!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

This giveaway is now closed. Winners will be randomly drawn and posted Monday, July 28th!

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