Monday, December 9, 2013

Giveaway: Pride and Prejudice Bicentenary Celebration!

Two days ago, I promised you all a Pride and Prejudice-themed giveaway, so here it is! There will be four prizes and three ways of entering. Here are the prizes:

1. Two Guys Read Jane Austen by Steve Chandler and Terrence N. Hill
As you know, I think this book is amazing! You can read my review here.

2. Lost in Austen (2008 movie with Elliot Cowan and Jemima Rooper)
(picture taken from IMDb)
Although I've had mixed feelings about this movie, it's grown on me. You can read my review here.

3. an art print of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy as a couple
The artist is Jess Purser. I love Etsy (probably my favorite shopping destination), and she has a great shop there called Castle On The Hill! I contributed to her Kickstarter campaign earlier this year for some postcards of various Austen couples, and this print was one of my prizes for contributing. It's really pretty, but I have nowhere to put it, unfortunately. My loss is your gain!

4. a set of postcards of Austen couples
These were also created by Jess Purser! Aren't they fun? I kept a set, and I'm giving one away!

Now for the contest entry information and rules. Please read all the way through them before participating!

How to Enter:
  • To enter, leave a comment on this post answering this question: Which one of the prizes are you most excited about? After you answer the initial question, you can earn an extra entry by commenting on this post answering this question: Which book featured on my blog in other posts are you most interested in reading in the future (or if you've read them all, tell me which was your favorite)? Last but not least, after posting the two comments above, you can earn a third entry by sharing this post on your blog and linking back to it through a comment on this post. If you don't post a link here or I can't click through the link, I can't count your entry. The entries can be posted together in one comment, or they can each be posted separately. Comments that do not fulfill these requirements will not be included in the drawing.
  • Comments must be left on this post before 11:59pm on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 (Central Time) to be entered into the drawing. One entry per type per person please. Contest open to entrants with continental U.S. mailing addresses only.
  • Each qualified entry will be entered into a drawing, and four winners will be selected randomly from those entries. Each winner will receive ONE of the four prizes listed in this post.
  • The winners will be contacted via e-mail, so please be sure you leave a valid e-mail address in your comment(s).
  • The winners will be notified by January 7, 2013. If a winner doesn't respond with his or her mailing address within 72 hours of the notification e-mail being sent, he or she forfeits the prize and an alternative winner will be selected (same guidelines apply).
  • Each winner's prize will be shipped by me after the mailing address is provided. After the prizes are claimed, the winners' names will be announced on this blog.
This is my first time hosting a giveaway, and I'm excited! Make sure you check back to see how things are going and to find new books to love! Good luck!


  1. You think you're excited? :-D Okay, I would be most interested in the book, though the movie would also be so cool cuz I haven't seen it yet. And I really like the postcards too. Such a hard decision! (And I love Etsy too. I have a shop there, and pretty much everything I earn through it, I spend on Etsy. Got a bunch of good Christmas presents there this year!)

    My email address is hamlettethedame at gmail dot com

    1. I always get excited about the ornaments! And I bought my son one of those knitted beanies with a beard! It's hilarious; he looks just like my dad.

  2. Let's try that again! I blogged about the giveaway here :-)

  3. Of all the books you've written about so far, the one I'm most interested in reading is Ender's Game.

    1. It's such a fantastic book--instantly a favorite with me. I found out there are a couple of books written after that also feature Ender, so I'm going to try and find those, too! (It's called a series, but the books can be read individually, apparently.)

  4. I would be most excited about the movie...but I would also like to read the book. :) Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  5. I'm most excited about the postcards. As for the movie, I actually don't have an interest in watching that much less owning it, haha, so if you draw my name particularly for that, go ahead and draw somebody else. But any of the other prizes would be nice.

    Thanks! :)

  6. Oh, forgot to include an email... let's do shelvesinthecloset95 {at} gmail {dot} com. :)

  7. Thanks for entering, guys! I'll keep your preferences in mind. :)