Weekend Bookblogging: Swag Edition


Welcome to Weekend Bookblogging, because the Editrix had a busy week and passed out from exhaustion on Friday! Kicking things off with not one but two contests to win books of interest to Jane Austen fans.

Amanda Grange and some of the other authors from Historical Romance UK Blog did a guest post at Risky Regencies in which they talked about their books. In that post, Amanda Grange offered a hardback copy of Colonel Brandon’s Diary to a lucky winner. Check out the post for instructions on entering the contest. The contest closes February 28, so make haste!

Historical-fiction.com is giving away a copy of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice and a copy of Lost in Austen (not to be confused with the recent miniseries of the same name; it’s a really fun choose-your-own-adventure book and has nothing to do with the series). Visit the link for instructions on entering the contest. The contest also ends on February 28.

We heard from the folks at Choc Lit, who are offering a new book called The Importance of Being Emma by Juliet Archer, the first in a series called “Jane Austen in the 21st Century.” The book is available in hard copy and in “several formats” of ebook–we are attempting to find out which formats, though their terms of service mention Mobipocket, PDF, and Microsoft Reader ebook formats.

An upcoming YA book examines Jane Austen’s teenage years through the eyes of her “best friend.” No, not Cassandra, as one would expect, but her cousin Jane Cooper. We never heard they were such great friends, but there you go.

That’s it for this week’s Bookblogging, so until next time, Gentle Readers, always remember: Books Are Nice!