Monday, December 19, 2011

12 Days of a Jane Austen Christmas Giveaway.

Ok, I got a bit behind in posting the giveaways due to some unforeseen events. Thankfully as has been taken care of and the giveaways will continue.

I am giving away  two different prizes today to two different!

The winner of  A Darcy Christmas was Max. Please email your shipping address to:
newroyalreviews at yahoo dot com.

The novel’s of Jane Austen are classics they are printed worldwide in just about every language imaginable. You can even download them for free to your computer or e-reader, yet when I passed around a questionnaire at the local library I volunteer at, I was alarmed by the number of people who did not know who she was. Out of 400 plus people, only 153 could name all 6 of her novels. 172 people didn’t know who she was and the majority of the 18 and under group could only name Pride & Prejudice because, in their words, it had that girl from the Pirate Movies in it.

Sadly classic literature is falling by the wayside as novels like the Twilight  saga take the lead. According to the statistics in my local libraries database, books in the Twilight saga are the primary books checked out by those from the age of 13 to 35. In fact they have had such a demand for the saga that the library has ordered 6 sets of books just to be able to meet the demand.

Yet, when doing the inventory, I noticed that the library has only one Jane Austen novel and that happens to be Pride & Prejudice, which has not been checkout in over a year. When I was discussing this with a friend of mine who is a High School English teacher, she said that only 2 of her students knew who Jane Austen was. I ask her if they teach the classics anymore and she said that schools curriculum only requires one week of classical novels and they rarely go beyond Shakespeare.

I think that it’s a shame that classic literature is dwindling. So as this is the season for giving a friend of mine has generously donated 2 sets of The Barnes & Noble Jane Austen Collection. You will receive one set to keep and another to gift to a friend!

As I mentioned before there will be 2 winners the second prize is a Mrs. Darcy’s Mug shipped straight from the wonderful people at BBC Shop America.

Today’s giveaways  are:



(These are my copies & mug you will receive your own I just could not get the other pictures to load)


2 Sets of Barnes & Noble Jane Austen Collection

1 Mrs. Darcy Mug.

Today’s Rules:

1. Leave a comment with your name and an answer to the question:
What is your favorite Classic novel?

2. Giveaway is Worldwide.
3. You do not need to leave your email address as the winner will be announced the next day. The winner will also be announced on the right side of the blog under the Winners banner. You have until the 23rd to respond with your shipping address. You may want to
subscribe via feed burner which is located on the right side of the blog.

4. Followers will receive an extra entry, so make sure you let us know if you follow us. You will also receive an extra entry if you help spread the word about this giveaway.


  1. Agh! That is an evil question. Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Scarlet Pimpernel...I have too many favorites! At the moment my favorite is probably Pride and Prejudice. :) Thank you for the fantastic giveaway!

    GFC follower - Lieder Madchen!/LiederMadchen/status/148848571997896704

  2. Mine is Pride and Prejudice. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. This giveaway is beautiful! Thank you so much!
    My favorite classic is Pride & Prejudice, I love Mr. Darcy so much! But there are more classics that i love too, like Emma, Persuasion from Jane and Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre by the Bronte Sister's. Classic novels are a Must Read for everyone and is a real shame people don't know at least who Jane Austen was and the extraordinary legacy of beautiful novels she left us!
    I'm GFC follower: Gisele Alvarado
    Spread the word:!/Gisselle_Alv/status/148850242454949888

  4. There are so many classics that i love! Sense and Sensibility is one of my favorites, Jane Eyre, Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, its too hard to choose just one with so many to choose from. If i had to choose, I would have to say My Antonia. thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Thanks you so much for making this giveaway international.

    My favorite classic ( in english) would be tom sawyer

    i follow via email subscription

    all the best

  6. This is so sad and I hate it, especially because I simply can't understand the appeal of Twilight saga! But I know how it is only too well. I live in Ukraine and I know only one other person who loves Jane Austen (though not as much as I do!). I tried organising a Jane Austen Club once but it didn't work out :-((

    My favourite classic novel would be anything by Jane Austen. I really can't say which, because I always love the book I'm reading at the moment best and now it's Mansfield Park.

    I'm a follower (Farida Mestek) and here's my tweet:!/faridamestek/status/148859204671766528

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

  7. Pride & Prejudice, Treasure Island, To Kill a Mockingbird.

    I'm also a follower.

    I shared on Twitter.!/DucktorWho82/status/148868325110333440

    Should I have put these in separate comments?

  8. My favorite classic is Emma by Jane Austen. Good luck with the giveaway and I'm a follower.

  9. I shared your giveaway on facebook -

  10. To Kill A Mockingbird and Pride and Prejudice.

    I am a follower.

  11. Okay, I feel completely unoriginal saying Pride and Prejudice. But there it is. If I had to pick a #2, I'd have to say my Chronicles of Narnia anthology.

    I'm a follower, GFC name is LHartness.


    Laura Hartness

  12. I'm following! :) A Christmas Carol is my all time favorite, and it's the perfect time of year for it!

  13. Anything Jane Austen has written! Seriously, although Pride and Prejudice is my favorite, Persuasion runs a close second.

  14. That is sad what happened when you took your survey about Jane Austen, but I have noticed this when I have asked around too. I'm glad to see some of the new covers being marketed toward the younger people to get their attention.

    Please do not enter me in the giveaway as I have already won.

  15. Among my favorites are Jane Eyre, Of Mice and Men, Madame Bovary, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Ivanhoe, Room With A View, Washington Square, Gone with the Wind and, of course, Jane Austen's six!
    I am a recent follower.

  16. I feel like I should say Pride & Prejudice or Persuasion or Sense & Sensibility, but I'm not ashamed to say that my absolute favorite classic is Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo.

  17. My favorite would have to be Wuthering Heights.

    I follow on RSS feed and email.


  18. While I adore Jane Austen, my absolute favorite classic is Little Women. A book I've been reading since I was a girl which I return to again and again, it will always be my favorite.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    I follow via GFC--The True Book Addict

  19. I haven't read these books yet I'm just getting into the Historical romances and I am loving them.
    Wonderful blog today.
    I have join with Google and join your email list! I'm going to look for you on face book too!
    Thank you
    Merry Christmas!