Sunday, December 18, 2011

BW 51: Happy Birthday Jane Austen

Jane Austen
We are talking about all things Jane Austen today in honor of her birthday which was December 16th.  Although she only wrote six novels, her books have remained popular and some of the most widely read over the years.  Her novels:  Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion are all available on line for your reading pleasure.   Links are available in the Jane Austen tab up above.  You want to know a little secret.  I haven't read a single one of them...yet.  I don't have any excuses since I do have all her books.   Which brings us to why one of the mini challenges is to read the works of Jane Austen.  So as challenge to myself I am committing to the freshman level and reading at least two books.  How about you?

Austen's books have also spurred a number of Austen inspired books.  Sourcebooks is celebrating all things Darcy and making them available through all online book sellers in ebook format for $1.99 each through December 30th. 

A Darcy for Everyone! Sourcebooks Celebrates Jane Austen’s Birthday!

From Tuesday December 13th – Friday December 30th the following eBooks will be priced at $1.99 at all online e-tailers. Whether you like Darcy as a tortured vampire, a modern day rock star, a Texas rancher or anything and everything in between! There truly is a Darcy for everyone!

A Darcy Christmas – Carolyn Eberhart, Sharon Lathan and Amanda Grange

Darcys and the Bingleys – Marsha Altman

Darcy’s Voyage – Kara Louise

Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star – Heather Lynn Rigaud

The Man Who Loved Pride and Prejudice – Abigail Reynolds

Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One – Sharon Lathan

Mr. Darcy Goes Overboard – Belinda Roberts

Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife – Linda Berdoll

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre – Amanda Grange

Pemberley Chronicles – Rebecca Ann Collins

Pemberley Ranch – Jack Caldwell

Searching for Pemberley – Mary Lydon Simonsen

Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy – Sara Angelini

Darcy and Fitzwilliam – Karen V. Wasylowski

For more information check out this link at Sourcebooks

Also check out The Republic of Pemberley and Jane  for all things Jane Austen. 

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  1. I must confess that I really don't like Jane Austen. I struggled through Pride and Prejudice in high school and attempted Northanger Abbey recently. But, I just don't like them. Oh well, I suppose I enjoy twaddle reading more than notable classics. :-)

  2. You've missed my very favorite fan fiction for P&P. The Trilogy by Pamela Aiden. They are wonderful. She writes well, in the same vein as Austen, isn't crude and doesn't bring a modern sensibility to the story (which I find very rankling and present in the fan fic I've read). Aiden's three books tell the story of P&P from Darcy's point of view.

    Thank you, Robin, for hosting this reading challenge again. I've enjoyed it immensely and plan to participate in 2012. Happy holidays!

  3. I love Jane Austen :) I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  4. I have read 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Emma', and although they are not exactly my cup of tea I thought they were ok and I do like the old worldly feel of the them.

    Maybe Emma was the one I enjoyed the most but I do have her collection on my bookshelf waiting to be read !

  5. Thank you for hosting this challenge. I was way behind on my reviews, but now I have caught up and have found that I far exceeded the goal. I read a lot of light fiction,a very necessary escape for me as it was a difficult year. Looking forward to next year & to hopefully reading some deeper books.

  6. Austen is so wonderful, but also a bit uncomfortable because I always wonder what she'd say about me! LOL

    I've read but not posted about books 48, 49, and 50 in my 52 boks list: Organized Simplicity, Sense and Sensibility, and Courageous Living.

  7. I have Mr Darcy Breaks My Heart on my tbr pile

    #10 should also say (Janeology) it's my BW51 book {blush}

    BW52 is So This is Christmas


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