Every week, the Jane Austen in Vermont ladies write a roundup of Jane Austen news. They found this new blog from Australia, Rethinking Jane Austen. Welcome on board, Jane fans Down Under.
Have you joined the Jane Austen Society of America? If not, you might consider doing so. At $30 per year it is a bargain. As a member you will receive JASNA News three times per year and Persuasions, a wonderfully thick magazine filled with erudite articles about Jane Austen. In addition, you can attend the annual 3-day annual meeting, which is in Chicago this year. (See sidebar for details.) No, I won't be going, unfortunately (or fortunately). I had a paper accepted at another conference being held on precisely the same dates in Little Rock, Arkansas. Vocation vs. avocation? Oh, dear. Since my pup eats loads of kibbles and bits, I had to choose vocation.
Contests and free giveaways galore on this site! There are two consecutive contests on this site at this time. Goodness, what a cornucopia of book giving.
- First, if you leave a question for Laurie Viera Rigler about her book, Confession of a Jane Austen Addict, then you will have a chance to win her book as well as receive a personal answer from the author. Don't forget to join our chat with Laurie on August 12th. We'll provide the chat room link a half hour before the chat starts on Tuesday evening.
- Laurel Ann is giving her copy of Maya Slater’s new book Mr. Darcy’s Diary to a reader who leaves a comment on this post.
- Last but not least, Gwyn Cready, author of Seducing Mr. Darcy, writes about a unique offer on her post. Click here to find out about it.
Posted by Vic, Ms. Place