Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Austenland

UPDATED: The winner is Overwhelmed with Joy! Thanks to all who entered!

Being a fan of the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice (in which Mr. Darcy is played dashingly by Colin Firth), I quickly added the novel Austenland to my reading list, and shortly thereafter, I won a copy from a local bookstore. I wouldn't say I loved it, but it was definitely light and fun--a nice change of pace from some other books I've read recently.

I'm going to "pay this book forward." (FYI, it's an advanced reader copy, thus not the final version. The cover and presumably some of the text are not fully edited.) If you'd like to enter the drawing, just leave a comment by Saturday (11/17) at noon CST. This contest is open to everyone!

11 comments:

Leah in Iowa said...

Sure - I'll sign up! I'm just now creeping very slowly through P&P, and I'm sure another Austen-ish book would be great fun! =)

Anna said...

Sign me up! That sounds interesting!

Susan said...

Sounds good, very interested in reading it.

Anonymous said...

Glad you've had a chance to read! It was interesting that both movies we watched last weekend had a Jane Austen connection -- "Bride and Prejudice" is a modern version of "Pride and Prejudice." We also watched "The Lake House" in which Jane Austen's "Persuasion" plays a part. :)

Love you, Mom

Lisa said...

I just read Austenland over the weekend and it was indeed a light and fun read...I think my favorite part was how she described each boyfriend, there was some funny stuff there :)

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

Don't include me in the drawing, but I just wanted to second your opinion. It was light and fun to read. Sometimes it is nice to have a book that is like that!

Overwhelmed! said...

I loved the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice! I may even have it recorded. I love anything Jane Austin so please sign me up for your giveaway!

Thanks for participating in my November Pay It Forward Book Exchange by hosting your own giveaway.

I’ve got you linked in my post and entered for my book giveaways!

Katie said...

Count me in! :-) I'm a fan on Jane Austen's as well - and I agree with you that the BBC production of P&P is outstanding!!
I didn't get out to see the Jane Austen film that came out this year - "Becoming Jane" - I heard mixed reviews... Anyway, Austenland sounds fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

A, B & C said...

Oh, I love BBC's Pride and Prejudice too, but I have to admit it may have something to do with Colin Firth! I've heard a little about this book and would love to try it! Sign me up!

Nise' said...

I love P & P as well (any version and the book).

Cynthia said...

Oh, please enter my name!
Thanks!