Thursday, 9 December 2010


It wouldn't be fair to neglect someone as important and dear to  us  as  Jane Austen  on her birthday.  She was born on 16th December 1775, it’ll be 235 years next week . We owe so many immensely pleasant moments to her that we decided she deserved a great B-day celebration.  My Jane Austen Book Club,  other bloggers and Austen-inspired  writers are going to have a blog party in her honour. You are all invited to join us on our “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JANE!” event next Thursday December 16th. Who will be there? Where is the party going on?

  1. Adriana Zardini at Jane Austen Sociedad do Brasil
  2. Laurel Ann at Austenprose
  3. Vic Sanborn at Jane Austen World 
  4. Katherine Cox at November’s Autumn
  5. Karen Wasylowski at  her personal blog
  6. Laurie Viera Rigler at Jane Austen Addict Blog
  7.  Lynn Shepherd at her blog
  8.  Jane Greensmith at Reading, Writing, Working, Playing
  9.  Jane Odiwe at Jane Austen Sequels
  10. Alexa Adams at First Impressions
  11. Regina Jeffers at her blog
  12. Cindy Jones at First Draft 
  13. Janet Mullany at Risky Regencies
  14. Meredith at Austenesque Reviews 
  15. Me, Maria Grazia,  here  at My Jane Austen Book Club

You’ll find Happy Birthday posts and tributes to Jane Austen on all these blogs on December 16th with the HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JANE  logo created by Adriana Zardini (JASBRA)  just for the occasion. Lovely, isn’t it? Visit all the blogs on December 16th and leave your comments + e-mail address to have lots of  chances to win one of the wonderful gifts we are giving away:

Books -  1 signed copy, directly from the author, of ...

  1. Willoughby’s Return by Jane Odiwe
  2. Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
  3. Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
  4. Murder at Mansfield Park by Lynn Shepherd
  5. Intimations of Austen by Jane Greensmith
  6. Darcy's Passions: Fitzwilliam Darcy's Story by Regina Jeffers
  7. First Impressions. A Tale of Less Pride  and Prejudice  by Alexa Adams
  8. Jane and the Damned by Janet Mullany
  9. Bespelling Jane Austen by Janet Mullany

Other gifts:
  1.  Austen bag offered by Karen Wasylowski
  2. DVD Pride & Prejudice 2005 offered by Regina Jeffers
  3. package of Bingley's Tea  (flavor  "Marianne's Wild Abandon" ) offered by Cindy Jones
  4. DVD Jane Austen in Manhattan offered by Maria Grazia
  5. 3 issues of Jane Austen's Regency World offered by Maria Grazia
Giveaways will end on the 23rd  December.  Winners will be announced here on My Jane Austen Book Club
See you next week , then, on December 16th. It'll be a great party and you are all invited. Join us!


Anonymous said...

What an amazing event! To celebrate, I think I'll re-read my favourite among Miss Austen's novels ("Persuasion"). I look forward to all the posts!

Alexa Adams said...

I'm so excited to participate! To quote my own blog announcing the event (and Miss Austen, of course): "Thank you, Maria, for organizing 'the due celebration of that festival which requires a more than ordinary share of private balls and large dinners to proclaim its importance.'"

Regina Jeffers said...

Thank you, Maria, for organizing this event. This will be wonderful!

Unknown said...

What a great idea! How can I participate?

Maria Grazia said...

Enjoy your re-reading and see you next Thrusday, then!
@Alexa Adams & Regina Jeffers
Thank YOU!!!
@Jennifer Becton
I actually sent you an invitation (a PM) on facebook but you didn't answer, Jennifer. I'm so sorry. Did you get my message? Could you please send me an e-mail at
Let's see what we can arrange.

vvb32 reads said...

exciting! excellent tribute to JA!

Audra said...

So very excited -- can't wait!

El Sitio de Jane said...

OMG! This is great!! Wanna be part and I will link it in our forum!! :) Pity we don't have a blog, because I could look for a present :S

Elizzyb (@SalonJaneAusten)

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

i look forward to participating...

~ Babs ~ said...

I am looking forward to this sounds wonderful for us JA fans. Thank you for doing this.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jane!!!
this is a happy day for all your fans!.