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.
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
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