Friday, March 11, 2011

Jane Austen Challenge Check-In #3 {giveaway}

March is such a busy month for us. With birthdays and birthdays and more birthdays, we are busy pretty much every weekend the whole month. Doesn't leave for too much lazy weekend reading time.

I have, however, started reading Pride and Prejudice and for some reason am not enjoying it at all. {anyone else have this problem?} I read it in High School and didn't enjoy it that much then either, but I thought it was immaturity and the fact that I had to read it that caused me to not enjoy it. Turns out that wasn't the case. I haven't given up on it completely though...I hate stopping a book mid-way. I will finish it, just a lot later than expected. Maybe I need to read some Jane Austen inspired "fluff" to get me out of this rut!

What have you read of Jane's, if anything? Have you enjoyed it? If not, why?

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Today is our first giveaway of the Jane Austen Challenge! Up for grabs is a copy of either Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility, winners choice!
To Enter: Simply leave a comment here stating which title you would choose if you won! If you are a Jane Austen Challenge Participant, leave a second comment letting me know! Open to US residents only, please. Contest runs from today, March 11, 2011 until Friday, March 18, 2011 at 11:59pm est. {please also leave an email address where I can contact you if you win!}

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Thanks to everyone for participating in this challenge! Have Fun!

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For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. ~ Isaiah 55:8-9

17 comments:

  1. Good morning Amy :)

    I couldn't make it through Pride either, and I've tried many times. My mother in law and my sister in law both love the book, though!

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  2. I have not been able to read a single book yet! B90Days takes up all of my time! Perhaps I can jump into one of the 3 I have waiting on me when we are finished.

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  3. I've posted 2 more reviews since the last check-in:

    Captain Wentworth's Persuasion

    The Jane Austen Handbook

    I've read all of Austen's novels, except Emma, and several of the works in her Juvenilia. I read Sense and Sensibility in high school and it took me a few chapters to get used to the language of the time. I read P&P about 10 years ago, then Persuasion and Northanger Abbey last year. Persuasion is my absolute favorite book. I think what I love most is Austen's wit and humor. Her books are a lot funnier than I expected them to be.

    I hope you find one that you like!

    No need to enter me, as I already have both books. Thanks for hosting the challenge!

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  5. I'd love a copy of Sense & Sensibility! :-)

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  6. Pride & Prejudice for sure! My favorite thing about reading Jane is when my older girls are reading it too and we all speak the language. Fun! Lisa~

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  7. I just stumbled across your blog! So glad to have found it!

    I would love to win Pride and Prejudice. I have actually never read a Jane Austen novel...but I've always wanted to! I love all the movies based on her novels. :)

    mrycousins at yahoo dot com

    marycousins.blogspot.com

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  8. Pride & Prejudice Please!!!

    ashtreygonesmokeya@yahoo.com

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  9. I have actually never made it through Pride and Prejudice, but would love to try and NEED MY OWN COPY. (HINT HINT!) I would LOVE to try Sense and Sensibility also. I just purchased a copy recently because it is my favorite Austen story.

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  10. I am also participating in the challenge, although I have fallen a bit behind of late. Here is my status on that: http://therealityoflynn.blogspot.com/p/austen-challenge.html

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  11. Sense & Sensibility for me plz Amy~
    many thx")
    perhaps readers would like to pre-read bits with free ebooks of whatever title they're unsure?

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  12. yes! definitely part of your challenge ")

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  13. blstef1[at]mts[dot]net
    email is on blog profile

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  14. Haven't read any of her books yet. But I would love to read Pride and Prejudice!
    shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com

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  15. I know the giveaway is over. I am just letting you know I finally read a book for the challenge.

    http://mydevotionalthoughts.blogspot.com/2011/03/free-wheeling-friday-darcy-christmas.html

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  16. I know the giveaway is over, but I am checking in. I am going to get started on the challenge, just am finishing the Bible in 90 Day challenge and want to get this one going :)

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I love hearing from my readers! Thanks for stopping by and saying "Hi"!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Jane Austen Challenge Check-In #3 {giveaway}

March is such a busy month for us. With birthdays and birthdays and more birthdays, we are busy pretty much every weekend the whole month. Doesn't leave for too much lazy weekend reading time.

I have, however, started reading Pride and Prejudice and for some reason am not enjoying it at all. {anyone else have this problem?} I read it in High School and didn't enjoy it that much then either, but I thought it was immaturity and the fact that I had to read it that caused me to not enjoy it. Turns out that wasn't the case. I haven't given up on it completely though...I hate stopping a book mid-way. I will finish it, just a lot later than expected. Maybe I need to read some Jane Austen inspired "fluff" to get me out of this rut!

What have you read of Jane's, if anything? Have you enjoyed it? If not, why?

::

Photobucket

Today is our first giveaway of the Jane Austen Challenge! Up for grabs is a copy of either Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility, winners choice!
To Enter: Simply leave a comment here stating which title you would choose if you won! If you are a Jane Austen Challenge Participant, leave a second comment letting me know! Open to US residents only, please. Contest runs from today, March 11, 2011 until Friday, March 18, 2011 at 11:59pm est. {please also leave an email address where I can contact you if you win!}

::

Thanks to everyone for participating in this challenge! Have Fun!

Photobucket
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. ~ Isaiah 55:8-9

17 comments:

  1. Good morning Amy :)

    I couldn't make it through Pride either, and I've tried many times. My mother in law and my sister in law both love the book, though!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have not been able to read a single book yet! B90Days takes up all of my time! Perhaps I can jump into one of the 3 I have waiting on me when we are finished.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I've posted 2 more reviews since the last check-in:

    Captain Wentworth's Persuasion

    The Jane Austen Handbook

    I've read all of Austen's novels, except Emma, and several of the works in her Juvenilia. I read Sense and Sensibility in high school and it took me a few chapters to get used to the language of the time. I read P&P about 10 years ago, then Persuasion and Northanger Abbey last year. Persuasion is my absolute favorite book. I think what I love most is Austen's wit and humor. Her books are a lot funnier than I expected them to be.

    I hope you find one that you like!

    No need to enter me, as I already have both books. Thanks for hosting the challenge!

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  5. I'd love a copy of Sense & Sensibility! :-)

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  6. Pride & Prejudice for sure! My favorite thing about reading Jane is when my older girls are reading it too and we all speak the language. Fun! Lisa~

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  7. I just stumbled across your blog! So glad to have found it!

    I would love to win Pride and Prejudice. I have actually never read a Jane Austen novel...but I've always wanted to! I love all the movies based on her novels. :)

    mrycousins at yahoo dot com

    marycousins.blogspot.com

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  8. Pride & Prejudice Please!!!

    ashtreygonesmokeya@yahoo.com

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  9. I have actually never made it through Pride and Prejudice, but would love to try and NEED MY OWN COPY. (HINT HINT!) I would LOVE to try Sense and Sensibility also. I just purchased a copy recently because it is my favorite Austen story.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I am also participating in the challenge, although I have fallen a bit behind of late. Here is my status on that: http://therealityoflynn.blogspot.com/p/austen-challenge.html

    ReplyDelete
  11. Sense & Sensibility for me plz Amy~
    many thx")
    perhaps readers would like to pre-read bits with free ebooks of whatever title they're unsure?

    ReplyDelete
  12. yes! definitely part of your challenge ")

    ReplyDelete
  13. blstef1[at]mts[dot]net
    email is on blog profile

    ReplyDelete
  14. Haven't read any of her books yet. But I would love to read Pride and Prejudice!
    shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I know the giveaway is over. I am just letting you know I finally read a book for the challenge.

    http://mydevotionalthoughts.blogspot.com/2011/03/free-wheeling-friday-darcy-christmas.html

    ReplyDelete
  16. I know the giveaway is over, but I am checking in. I am going to get started on the challenge, just am finishing the Bible in 90 Day challenge and want to get this one going :)

    ReplyDelete

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