Friday 16 November 2012


In a month it will be Jane Austen's 237th birthday,  since she was born in Steventon on 16th December 1775. Just like last year I'd love to celebrate this special occasion here at My Jane Austen Book Club inviting all Janeite bloggers to join me in the event. Let's spread the love for our beloved Jane.

I thought that the best thing we can do to demonstrate our admiration and reverence for her talent is to post Jane Austen's special pages. Special to us.

So,  what do you have to do to join the party? 

- Subscribe your blog through the linky tool below (deadline 10th December 
  2012) N.B. Link title: name of the blog (you don't have to say which  
   passage you  are going to choose nor what novel, there can be similar posts
   if we have similar tastes)

- Prepare your post including your favourite Austen page from your favourite      
   Austen novel (with pictures, videos, links, whatever else your wish to add to
   make  your happy birthday post more attractive)

- Add the graphics of the event (you can copy  from this announcement post) 
  or ask me to send them to you via e-mail writing to 

- What about a  giveaway contest to win something Austen-related? (books, 
   bookmarks, DVDs, gadgets,  etc.)

- Your post must be ready and posted by/at 00.01 a.m. 16th December 2012 
  (your local time) and the giveaway contest must be closed after 2 days, 
   that is 18th December 2012 (you can choose the time)

- Each blog will have one or more winners and will post the results of its own
   giveaway contest

- Your post should show the list of the blogs participating in the event which 
   I'll send to you  once the subscriptions are closed (10th December 2012)

"One cannot have too large a party".



Krista said...

I am so joining I will think of my fav and be back to add in my linky
Thanks also sharing on FB and Twitter thanks

AO said...

this is a great idea Maria! i'd love to participate but i don't think i can do a giveaway for this.

Miss Jane said...

Hi Maria Grazia! I love your idea! I update my blog with the banner tonight!
It's nice to share our passion for jane austen!
Thank you for this opportunity!

Maria Grazia said...

Thanks to the three of you for accepting the invitation. The giveaway contest is just a suggestion to draw more interest to the posts, but if you can't, Ao Bibliophile, we will be happy to visit your blog and read your favourite Austen words!
Spread the word! The more, the merrier!

AO said...

grazie Maria! i already did a post yesterday about the soiree and spread the word through Twitter, Facebook, other social networking sites and book blog directories i subscribe to.

Maria Grazia said...

@Ao Bibliophile
Exce llent! Thank you :-)

El Sitio de Jane said...

I have reserved the, I hope to publish the Soiree soon :)

Maria Grazia said...

Thank you, Carmen. And thanks to all the dear bloggers who joined the fun. Let's spread for Jane!

Vava, A country dreaming mum said...

I am very tempted by this, but I don't know if I will be able to. I have very little time these days and when I do find the time, my PC lets me down ... but I'll try, promise! ... BTW, can I even if mine is not a JA's related blog??

Maria Grazia said...

Sorry for answering only now, Vava. Of course you can! You just need to have a blog. You can post your favourite Austen page in Italian and you are free to have a giveaway contest or not.
Join us! I'd be very happy :-)

Vava, A country dreaming mum said...

MG, I have subscribed but I am not able to add the graphic to my blog! I have tried both with Firefox and Microsoft explorer, but when I click on "Add a gadget", I get a "sorry, there's a mistake" message back. Do you have any suggestion??

Maria Grazia said...

Dear @Vava, glad you've decided to join us.
I'll send you the images via e-mail and you can save them in your computer.
Let's try this way ... No idea why you get that message.

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