Please welcome, Laura from That Librarian Lady!
Laura is a high school librarian and book nerd who blogs about her reading life at That Librarian Lady.
I’ve always loved reading, but I got out of it a bit when I started college. My last year of college, I picked up Pride and Prejudice for the first time and fell in love. I promptly read all of her other novels before moving on to similar classics. Suddenly, I had rediscovered the joy of reading again. I have no doubt that Jane Austen’s books relit that fire. I probably wouldn’t be a librarian had I never picked up Pride and Prejudice.
Since then, I’ve started collecting different editions of her novels, particularly editions with gorgeous covers. I really love the illustrations on the Penguin Deluxe Editions so I’ve decided to give away a set of those for Austen in August.
The set includes Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Persuasion. Good luck!
To Be entered to Win:
1. You must have signed-up by August 7th (on the master post) to be a participant in the Austen in August event.
2. Leave a comment (which includes a way to contact you, such as an e-mail address).
3. In that comment, share one favorite scene, moment, quote, or memory from a Jane Austen book!
Note: Images for book covers were found on the web. Items may be slightly different than they appear. Neither the event host nor the giveaway host are responsible for items that do not arrive, whether due to incorrect address information, mail theft, product being lost/stolen, etc. Giveaway opens on August 20th and ends at 10pm PST on August 27th.
Thanks for the giveaway! I’m reading P&P currently for the 3rd or 4th time, and I can never get over how savage Elizabeth can be with her blunt honesty. I love it so much.
I just love Elizabeth!
What a great giveaway! That cover of Sense and Sensibility is my all time favorite!
I think my favorite moment from an Austen novel is in Northanger Abbey when you realize that Mr. Tilney has been preparing, in secret, the little cottage for he and Catherine. Aww…. And I also loved it when Mr. Knightley scolds Emma with “Badly done, Emma!”
These covers look so lovely!
I love the moment in Emma when Mrs. Elton comes to tea…it’s so awkward I almost want to read the chapter through cracks in my fingers while shaking my head at all the characters.
These editions look fantastic!
There are so many great scenes from Austen so it was tough to narrow it to just one, but I’m going with my most recent read ‘Emma.’ I love the scene where our heroine realizes who her heart belongs to. It’s such a powerful scene when reading it for the first time as we the audience come to that realization right along with her.