Welcome to the Master Post for our 4th Annual Austen In August event! This is a one-month event focused on all things Jane Austen, including her primary texts, any re-imaginings of her works, biographies, critical texts, etc.
In late May, I announced sign-ups for the event, and was, as always, excited and encouraged by the overwhelmingly positive response from all different types of readers & bloggers! I know many of you, like me, have been anxious to get started; so thank you all for your interest, for signing-up, and for spreading the word!
I have a lot of things planned for this month-including giveaways, guest posts, and, of course, my own reading and reviewing of Jane Austen works. I plan to read the Penguin Clothbound Classics edition of Austen’s Love and Freindship and Other Youthful Writings. If I finish this, I’ll have read all of Austen’s published works, including juvenilia and unfinished pieces. Woo!
But first, let’s talk logistics.
At the bottom of this post is a “Mister Linky” widget. Whenever you review a book or write a post related to the event, please link it on this master post. Please include the title or subject of whatever your post is AND your blog name in the “Name” section of the link. It should look something like:
“Review of Emma (Roof Beam 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 master post. Please make sure to only link-up your posts on this main list!
Whenever you link a post, you will become eligible to win the giveaways that will be happening (frequently!) here and on other participating blogs throughout the month. The only way to be entered for these prizes is to make sure your posts are linked-uphere (this includes reviews of the books you’ve read, commentary on Austen topics, giveaways, or any other posts directly related to this event).
Specific details for each of these giveaways may be different, so be sure to read the rules on each giveaway post carefully and enter if you are interested! For any of the giveaways, here or at other participants’ blogs, you will need to be pre-registered (by August 5th) for this event in order to win.
Be sure to use #AustenInAugustRBR to chat about this event on Twitter & Facebook.