everything austen giveaway

The Everything Austen Challenge hosted by Stephanie's Written Word wraps up on New Year’s Eve, and though I still have three items to finish, it’s been fun and a great motivation to READ or WATCH, and doitnow! I’ve deviated from my original list like crazy and found more Austen adaptations and spin-offs than I ever imagine existed.

To keep the Austen love going I’m holding a GIVEAWAY. Yes, in all CAPS. So if you like, think you might like, or know someone who’d like gifts and books of the Austen-inspired variety, look no further.

The prizes:

Persuasion (1995) DVD

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

Austenland by Shannon Hale

According to Jane ARC by Marilyn Brant

Captain Wentworth’s Diary by Amanda Grange

Pride, Prejudice and Jasmin Field by Melissa Nathan

PLUS something pretty and frivolous and special from Etsy – but it’s a surprise for now.

I’ll pick two winners. The first will choose three items, and the second person gets the other three. The ‘something pretty’ will go to the first winner. Okay? Cool.


To enter:

Leave a comment on this post answering the question, “What is your favorite Austen spin-off or adaptation?”

Please include your email address or another method of contact. Giveaway is open internationally (Merry Christmas!). Comments will close on December 8 at 11:59pm PST, and I will notify the randomly selected winner via email.

Good luck!


vvb32 reads said...

lost in austen!

don't enter this in contest as i already have these ;-D

Lori Johnston said...

What a great contest!!

I love the Carrie Bebris' Mr. and Mrs. Darcy mysteries, if those count as an adaptation. If we're talking film, I think I would have to go with Bridget Jones' Diary.

Thanks for the opportunity!

~ Lori

brizmus said...

AWESOME contest! I don't know how I would ever choose 3!

It's hard for me to like Austen spinoffs, as the real thing is just my favorite. So I'm going to say that I adored the adaptation to film of Mansfield Park. With Minnie Driver. Sooooo good!


Unknown said...

I loved the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice with Kiera Knightley.


Tia said...

I've been rediscovering Austen love recently. I read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which I didn't think added a whole lot, but my favorite spin-off would be Bridget Jones Diary. It absolutely cracks me up. What wonderful holiday giveaway.

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A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Oh my gosh! I think my heart stopped for a second when this giveaway post opened up :)
I suppose my fave Austen-esque spinoff is Bridget Jones. So many more look great, but I haven't had the chance to read/view them yet. I also enjoyed Hale's Austenland. This giveaway rules!


Bleuette said...

I love the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.



Tales of Whimsy said...

What fun!
My fav so far is probably Lost in Austen.
I do wish they'd make another modern Emma though.

Please enter me :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! I would love to be entered in your wonderful draw. Thanks!!

Lizzy said...

I've definitely read/watched things that weren't on my original list, too. Let's see if I can finish the challenge by the end of December

MissA said...

Mmm I liked watching the Jane Austen Book Club movie. And I LOVe the Pride&Prejudice moview tih Keira Knightly (although i'ts the only version I've seen). I keep meaning to read Sense & Sensibility and Persuasion.

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Diana Dang said...

I love Lost in Austen, a British show. Very cute, inspired me to look into Jane Austen but unfortunately I still don't have time!

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Midnight Cowgirl said...

It's hard to choose a favorite spin-off... maybe Bridget Jones's Diary. Great giveaway!

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throuthehaze said...

Bridget Jones is my favorite spin off!

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Lisa said...

My fav adaptation is a cross between the 1995 P&P (I know, I know, it's not faithful but that scene at the end is so amazing!) and "Clueless."


Carrie K. said...

My favorite spin-off is Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict - I can't wait to read the sequel!

Thanks for the generous giveaway. :)

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Milka said...

Oh my good, this giveaway is perfect for me!
I cannot really say which Austen spin-off is my favorite. I love so many of them. Bridget Jones's Diaries are great. Also this book by Juliet Archer called The Importance of being Emma is really good. And Lydia Bennet's diary by Jane Odiwe.

My favorite Jane Austen adaption is Pride and Prejudice made by BBC in 1995. I can watch that over and over again!

Shannon said...

Oh, wow... I don't think I could pick just one!

As for adaptations go, my favorite would be the 2005 movie of P&P (with Keira Knightley and the yummy Matthew MacFadyen)

I like a lot of Austen spin-offs... the Darcy Saga series by Sharon Lathan, Marsha Altman's The Darcys and the Bingleys. I'm also a fan of Amanda Grange and her "diary" series.


The Cozy Mystery Journal said...

What a fabulous giveaway!

I'm with Shannon, its so hard to pick one. If I have to pick it would be Pride & Prejudice BBC mini-series with Colin Firth. Gosh I adore him.

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Lindsay Frost said...

I would LOVE to win this!!
Thankyou!! :D:D:D
I like "Mr. Darcy & Me" !!



Beleth said...

I loved the movie adaptation of Emma, with Gwyneth Paltrow.
Thank you!
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Jenn M. said...

I still need to check out Lost in Austen!!!

My favorite so far has been Austenland by Shannon Hale. It was a quick, fun, and light read. If we are talking movie adaptations...I have to go with the old BBC P&P.


Alessandra said...

Favourite Jane Austen-inspired book: Bridget Jones's Diary, which in most ways is a retelling of Pride & Prejudice. I also loved The Private Diary of Mr Darcy by Maya Slater.


Sue said...

I laughed so hard through reading Bridget Jones that I have to go with it! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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Alyssa F said...

I love so many adaptations that the answer to this changes all the time for me. But right now I'd have to say I'm in love with the new BBC adaptation of Northanger Abbey with Felicity Jones and JJ Field.

Great contest!

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Noella said...

I've only watched Pride and Prejudice the movie, and I love it!


KiraR said...

Count me in please. As for my favourite, I'd have to go with the 2005 film Pride & Prejudice.

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Margay Leah Justice said...

My favorite Austen adaptation is the Keira Knightley version of Pride and Prejudice.

(Gwynneth Paltrow's Emma comes in second.)



Melanie said...

I think my favorite adaptation would have to be the most recent Persuasion. It always makes me smile.

Bunny B said...

I LOVE Bridget Jones' Diary!!! It's hilarious and charming :)

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Mystica said...

I just finished Carrie Bebris's two mysteries and liked them very much. would really love to be entered in this contest and thanks ever so much for making it open for overseas readers. Much appreciated.

Misty said...

I too loved Lost in Austen (I watched it 3 times in the week I rented it -- and it's not all that short...). But I have to give a shout-out to Clueless, too, because it cracks me up seeing the little bits of Emma crop up.


Amused said...

What a great contest!
My favorite spinoff is 'Bridget Jones' Diary'

Leslie said...

!!!! Would make an awesome Christmas gift to split with my best friend! We both LOVE Austen.
My favorite Austen spin-off is Clueless. It's cute and silly, but totally follows the plot of Emma.

Unknown said...

my fav austen spin-off is "Prada and Predjudice by Amanda Hubbard.


CherylS22 said...

"Loving Mr. Darcy" by Sharon Lathan

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Cate said...

Oooh, such a great contest! No doubt my favorite Austen adaptation is Sense and Sensibility, with Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet. :)


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