Welcome to the 3rd Annual Austen in August reading event! This one-month event centers around everything Jane Austen. This includes her own work, re-imaginings, biographies, critical texts, etc. Many thanks to Adam for creating this event two years ago, and for allowing me to take it over this year while he focuses on his studies and work. I wasn’t sure how this would go at first with a different blog hosting the event, but the sign-up post resulted in a massive response. So let me just say thank you to everyone for signing up and spreading the word.
Per tradition, this event will include a month full of giveaways, guest posts, and my own Austen-related reviews and posts. Before we get started, here are the logistics.
You’ll find a “Mister Linky” widget at the bottom of this post. I ask that you link any Austen in August reviews and posts on that page. Please include the title or subject of your post AND your blog name in the “Name” section of the link. Here’s an example:
“Review of Persuasion (Lost Generation Reader)”
This will ensure that all the links are in a similar format, and that others will know what your post is about before they click on it. I will make sure that the button on the left side of my blog will take you to this post. Please make sure to only link-up your posts on this main list!
Linking your posts makes you eligible for prizes that I will be giving away throughout the month. I need to see that you’re participating, so linking up posts is essential. A qualified post includes book reviews, commentary on Austen topics, giveaways, or any other Austen-related posts that you’ve written throughout this event. So, in short, POSTING = PRIZES!
Other bloggers will also be hosting giveaways on their blogs (thank you for your genorosity!). Specific giveaway details may vary, so be sure to read the rules on those posts carefully and enter if you are interested. You must be pre-registered (by August 3rd) in order to win prizes.
Please use #AustenInAugustLGR to chat about this event on social media.
Link-Up Your Posts Below:
I hope you are all as excited as I am! Let’s get our Austen on!
My first book will be Among the Janeites by Deborah Yaffe. What’s yours?