Giveaway: "The List Lover's Guide to Jane Austen"

"The List Lover's Guide to Jane Austen"
by Joan Strasbaugh

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Source: N/A

Summary from
Her life, her work, her legacy--step into the world of the incredible Jane Austen.

It's Jane like you've never seen! Through fun and breezy lists, discover everything there is to know about Jane Austen, the sassy literary genius we know and love. Learn her likes and dislikes, her haves and have-nots, where she traveled, how she lived, and who she knew.

With a wealth of little-known and fascinating information, find out:

-Her friends and her beaux
-Every place she lived or visited
-Books in her library
-Her quirks
-The last lines of everything she wrote
-and much more!

About A Spear of Summer Grass (from the publicist)
The Jane you thought you knew…
Jane Austen comes to life for the first time in list form
Have you ever wondered what books Jane Austen read? Or what her #1 pet peeve was?
Find the answers to these questions in The List Lover’s Guide to Jane Austen, coming this June 2013. Released just in time for the 200th Anniversary of Pride & Prejudice, author Joan Strasbaugh is a “hard-core fan” and known in Jane circles around the world.
Strasbaugh creates a portrait of this beloved author as a living, breathing human being; The List Lover’s Guide is perfect for any 18th century Brit lit buff. Austen aficionado or student of literature.
Lists like “Her Social Circle” and “Balls and Dances She Attended” weave a seamless portrait of the woman that Austen was — not based on her fictions, but on her facts.
While including extensive background information on the author (down to the very flowers she grew in her garden), the book also features juicy details like:
·        Possible Suitors
·        Who Broke Her Heart
·        The Hearts She Broke
·        Her Morbid Sense of Humor
·        Jane’s Royal Ancestors

About the author
Joan Strasbaugh has been a proud Janeite for half of her life. She now works as the senior editor of Abbeville Press in New York, and notably organized the Jane Austen in the 21st Century Humanities Festival at the University of Wisconsin. A former publisher at Jones Books, Strasbaugh also holds a membership to the Jane Austen Society of North America.

The publisher has generously provided a copy of "The List Lover's Guide to Jane Austen" for a lucky reader of my blog.
All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below.
  • US only
  • Books will be mailed out by the publisher
  • Must be 18 or over 
  • Ends June 23
Thanks to everyone for entering! Good luck!

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  1. This looks like such a fun read. I love reading about Jane. :)

  2. Sounds like a fun book. I think a friend of mine would really love this.


  3. sounds fun! Thanks so much for sharing ;)

  4. A friend just shared the pin for the giveaway with me and I'm so happy she did. I always love discovering new book blogs!

  5. I'd love to read this fascinating book!

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  6. I love Jane Austin and my daughter, a tween loves her too. Would lve the good read

  7. As a fellow Janeite, this sounds right up my Austen alley!!

  8. What a terrific giveaway! (And an awesome book.) I've found Jane Austin now as a grownup and feel like I have lots of catching up to do.

  9. This sounds like a great read, will definitely add it to my "shelf" of must reads.

  10. this should be very informational

  11. It would be great to find out what is in Jane Austin's library.

  12. That sounds really interesting. I like to know more about authors, particularly women authors.


Thanks so much for your lovely comments!