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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice 200th Anniversary Celebration + Giveaway!

Welcome to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
200th Anniversary Celebration!

70 bloggers have added their respect for Jane,
offering you 2 Days of Opportunities to Party!
Find the rest of the Hosting Blogs Here at Alyssa's

My fave memory of celebrating Jane is of an
all nighter party with a book imbibing friend in Atlantic Canada.
Living in PEI for a year allowed us to reconnect for most holidays.
On one of these weeklong adventures,
my friend hauled out the entire Jane Austen movie collection
{on vhs of course}
for a marathon night of Jane Austen
{ensuring there'd be some major rewinding the next day}
We weren't about to waste viewing time with that small detail!
Oh did we have fun~
Every story back to back with Colin Firth, of course, 
thrown in for good measure~
How could we help but remember that party?
Seacoast snacks, tons of tea and laughter over our faves
which, for me, secured their place forever in my movie hall of fame!
Thanks, Barb and Thanks, Jane!
You've impacted my life in sooo many ways!

In honour of that life gift,
I would like to offer a small gesture of appreciation.
I will be drawing for a velvet bookmark

for one participant here at Faith Hope and Cherrytea blog.
It will be similar to the example,
but one that I will create for you especially for this 
200th Anniversary Celebration.

To enter:
Comment with your fave Jane Austen celebration story or book title
and please be sure to leave contact details.
An extra entry gained for connecting 1 additional way.
Blog GFC friend connecting on right sidebar,
following on Pinterest
or become a Reading participant in
the Scotland Reading Challenge.

Giveaway ends January 31st midnite
Winner announced Feb 1st.

Looking forward to reading your stories...
HapPy Celebrating this momentous 200th Anniversary
of a life changing story and author!

Here's a cookie to enjoy while you're hopping ~
compliments of 

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Unknown said...

I pinned :)

And my favorite Jane Austen novel has always been Pride and Prejudice :) Can't get enough of that one! But I love them all!

PdxIrishGirl said...

I have loved Pride & prejudice since I was 13 years old and eventually came to love all of her novels and her letters.

Rin said...

Tough decision! My favorite is Pride and Prejudice, but Sense and Sensibility is a very close second. I have been a fan of Austen since the age of 14. A cup of tea and an Austen novel is the best way to relax!

P.S. I am now a most devoted follower on pinterest!

Unknown said...

Mine would be Pride & Prejudice. It all started when my Great Aunt Mary recorded (VHS) a colour version of Pride & Prejudice (1951 - Garson, Olivier). I would watch it constantly, i loved it. It was about 5 yrs later, that someone taped over it. I went online, and bought the 1995 DVD (Firth, Ehle), and its my best friend. Even bought my Aunty Mary a copy. Still unable to find the 1951 in colour though!

Anonymous said...

I have always loved Northanger Abbey, my mum bought me the audio book when I was about 10 so I listened to that about 100 times! I love all her books though.

Anonymous said...

Patkf2007 {at} hotmail {dot} com

My favorite always will be Pride and Prejudice with Persuasion coming in second.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

My face-to-face bookclub is reading Pride and Prejudice in February. I don't think we knew it's the 200 year anniversary! Thanks!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Oops. debnance at gmail dot com

kaewink said...

I´m now a follower on Pinterest. I love Pinterest and love to see all the great borads and pins everyone has.

My favourite Story is Pride &Prejudice too, followed closely, if not level with Persuasion. Then come Northanger Abbey and Emma. I must reread Sense and Sensibility soon (since I saw the great BBC 2007 version).

kewinkler at gmail dot com

Life's Simple Pleasures said...

Pride and Prejudice without a doubt. I LOVE the movie with Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. Am really looking hard for the BBC Colin Firth version. I've heard it's really super!


reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

Barbara Tiller Cole said...

What a great Tribute! Of course with a site like Darcyholic Diversions it is pretty obvious that Darcy and Pride and Prejudice are my favorites!

Barbara Tiller Cole
barbaratillercole at gmail dot com

Rin said...

Ooops. I too forgot to leave my email. It's erin dot b dot krueger at gmail dot com (It's a long one, sorry!)

Unknown said...

I like many Austin novels but my favourite is Pride & Prejudice in English and in Finnish.

kaisa.mi at

Anna said...

What a wonderful memory!

My favorite Austen is Emma.

diaryofaneccentric at

Sophia Rose said...

My favorite Jane Austen story is Persuasion, but the very first story by her I read and thus begin my love affair with her writing was Pride and Prejudice.

Thank you for the lovely virtual cookie (gorgeous) and for the giveaway opportunity.
sophiarose1816 at gmail dot com

I also follow GFC and twitter as Sophia Rose/ sophiarose1816

The Book Lovers said...

Pride and Prejudice - always!

Thanks for the entry!

Angie Kroll, Austen Admirers said...

Mr. Darcy - doesn't get any better!

PhoenixRising said...

Pride and prejudice for sure-- it s the one book I come back to time and again :o)

My contact info is: lgrabowski47 at gmail dot com

Ps I connected on GFC!

Candy @ So little time... said...

What a fun memory!

Pride and Prejudice is my favorite Austen, with Persuasion coming in a close second.

Thanks for sharing. I love hearing everyone's memories and thoughts of Jane.

Thanks for the giveaway, too!

canapple7 (at) cox (dot) net

Chelsea said...

Pride & Prejudice is my favorite Austen novel & "The Man Who Loved Jane Austen" by, Sally Smith O'Rourke is my favorite Austenesque book.


Chelsea said...

I forgot to mention that I am a GFC floower as Chelsea.

Thanks for the giveaway!

lucaseth said...

It would be so hard to decide...sometimes I'm in need of a PERSUAION fix, sometimes EMMA, or maybe PRIDE AND PREJUDICE...
enjoy all of her works
thanks for the giveaway...
this hop has been such fun...
off I go to the next stop

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...
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Housewife59 said...

My favourite title is usually the one I am reading at the time. I like Northanger Abbey best today : )

Thank you for running this sweet giveaway. Big hugs to the winner : )


Unknown said...

Pride and Prejudice is currently my favorite Jane Austen novel, but sometimes Persuasion sneaks up and passes it. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC - Lieder Madchen

Pinterest - Natalie Richards


Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

cannot get the comment form to take some entrants comments, so here's one I'm adding frm email rcvd ~

"To share an evening as we did watching Mr. Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennet, was a fun girls weekend. Then to have my good friend end up loving the stories as I have was a blessing. I think we are over due for another fun visit." =)

I totally agree! TY Barb!
sounds like a plan to pursue =))

Unknown said...

Pride and prejudice.

I love Lizzie e Mr. Darcy.


Veronica said...

I love your Jane Austen all-nighter with the VHS movies! I remember how tedious all that rewinding could be. Though I do love Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility rivals as my favorite.


Veronica said...

Pride and Prejudice vies with Sense and Sensibility as my favorite Jane Austen.

Lily Whalen said...

I love to read, and I love Jane Austen. My favourite Jane Austen title - so many to choose from! - is Pride & Prejudice, and I really enjoyed the Becoming Jane movie, too.

Beautiful bookmarks!

Lily Whalen said...

So many wonderful Jane Austen books to choose from! But Pride & Prejudice has to be my favourite, and I really enjoyed the Becoming Jane movie, too!

Beautiful bookmarks! My e-mail is writeon[dot]sue[at]gmail[dot]com

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Anonymous said...

Patkf2007 {at} hotmail {dot} com

My favorite always will be Pride and Prejudice with Persuasion coming in second.

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

Contest Closed and Winner chosen!
Will be posted first thing Feb 1st!

Congrats and Thank You to each of you for entering.

Your presence & participation here is a wonderful & Much appreciated Gift ~

Katherines Corner said...

A lovely giveaway I hope you will add it to my win it page. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo P.S. I posted my new giveaway yesterday :-)

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