Join Us in ‘The Jane Austen Book Club’

Many of us are long been planning to read Jane Austen’s classic novels, but at some point we couldn’t sustain the kick of browsing through it. Or probably you’ve read and/or saw any of the books/films already, but would like to revive the Austen feel. With these, we’re starting our own version of The Jane Austen Book Club. But from what’s told in the film or in the book, we’ll have a few refinement and we’ll do the following:

  • We’ll be reading the same title each month
  • We’ll write about the novel of the month in our own sites and specifically mention about our favorite chapter, scene, quote or anything that struck us most
  • Link back the first Jane Austen-related novel post to this announcement and submit the link to your entry through the comment section
  • All the posts/links will be summarized monthly and we can have our sort of Q & A for that
  • Anyone may participate in the monthly virtual meet up
  • I’m dedicating a page for the book club to include the schedule of novels to be read + the screenshot of the primary website (header) of the members.  It will be updated accordingly, i.e. when there’s a new joiner, etc.  Click here to see the page.
  • Contests will be held after we’re done with the 4th and 8th (final) novels. 

Jane (yeah, that’s you!), are you ready?  We’re reading Persuasion for the month of August.  You may submit your entries until midnight of August 31, 2008 pacific time.  The rounds up/ virtual meet will be the next day.

Jane Austen e-books can be downloaded here.

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  48 comments for “Join Us in ‘The Jane Austen Book Club’

  1. ReD
    July 30, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    i wanna join… have been longing to read some of her books. i heard great things about her writings. ^_^

    ReDs last blog post..Ako si Kim Sam Soon MUSICAL

  2. July 30, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    I’m in!

  3. July 30, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Count me in!!

    Graceys last blog post..Celebrating 5 Years of Blogging – 30 July 2008

  4. July 30, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    i’m in!!! :D

    odettes last blog post..a personal diary, read if you must

  5. July 31, 2008 at 1:21 am

    Yes! I’ll announce this on my blog also soon! :D Will get started on Persuasion asap.

    tonis last blog post..Thank you for 31!

  6. July 31, 2008 at 2:55 am

    Thanks so much for inviting me! What great timing! I was just at barnes and nobles today and I was browsing at some Jane Austen books. I’m looking forward to it! :D

    Nicas last blog post..NO.

  7. July 31, 2008 at 4:59 am

    i would love to join? count me in ok?

    joanys last blog post..Your Little Black Dress for Any Occasion.

  8. July 31, 2008 at 6:58 am

    Sana mag host ka rin nang book club pertaining to science or philosophy man lang.

    BlogusVoxs last blog post..Buhay Buhangin (series #5)

  9. July 31, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Thanks for joining! I’ve updated the members list. :)

    BlogusVox, I’ll try to organize a sci-philo theme blog carnival after this. :)

  10. August 1, 2008 at 12:48 am

    I would love to join please! Big fan of Jane Austen!

    alihsees last blog post..in response.

  11. August 1, 2008 at 6:23 am

    Hi! got here from Toni’s Wifely Steps. I’d love to join. I haven’t read Persuation yet.

    JMoms last blog post..Supercharge Me!

  12. August 1, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    I hope I’ll find a copy of persuasion.. I like this idea. I’ve read only sense and sensibility but Austen became one of my fave… ^_^

    renins last blog post..Umbrella

  13. August 1, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Count me in.

    ….and I have the book now, I am excited :)

    jeannys last blog post..LP: Dalampasigan

  14. August 1, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Count me in…I’ve been easily “persuaded.” I just saw a Jane Austen movie last night.

    kaynis last blog post..Colonial Williamsburg

  15. August 1, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    @Alihsee: Yay, a big fan there!

    @JMom: I’ve started reading just last night. :)

    @Renin: In case you won’t find any copy of Persuasion, you might want to check the e-book if you’d be comfortable with it. :)

    @Jeanny: Happy reading!

    @Kayni: I saw Persuasion (2007 adaption) last night. At some point in my life, I’ve been easily persuaded, too. ;)

  16. August 2, 2008 at 10:25 am

    wow.. this sounds like fun. may i join the club, please?

    Angeli Picazos last blog post..If I Marry

  17. August 2, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Hi Angeli! Yes, of course. :)

  18. August 6, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Can I join? I need to catch up with my reading!

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  19. August 6, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Yes. :)

  20. August 8, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    I saw this in Gracey’s website! I was already part of a book club in ravelry, but I was disappointed that they had no Jane Austen books. I was planning to read the books on the side anyway, so this is what I need to make sure I finally read them!

    Sintas last blog post..Crêpe and Carousel

  21. August 8, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Hi there Sinta! Join Gracey and all of us, we’re reading Persuasion this month. :)

  22. August 8, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks! I’ll pick it up when I wander around the bookshops tomorrow ;)

    Sintas last blog post..Crêpe and Carousel

  23. August 10, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    I’ve just read Persuasion and loved it! I’m so glad I decided to do this. Just checking, but above says we need to provide the link to our post on it here. Um, see below. Let me know if this is right?

    http://www.knittering.com/?p=115

    Sintas last blog post..Persuasion

  24. August 10, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Hi Sinta! Yeah, that’s right. That would be a reference for the monthly wrap-up of entries. I’ve checked your post and wow, you’ve written it so beautifully. :)

  25. August 19, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    I like very much the writings and pictures and explanations in your adress so I look forward to see your next writings. I congratulate you.

  26. August 31, 2008 at 8:59 am

    Hi! Thanks for the link to your site. I’m a Jane Austen fan and have read most of her books. I’d love to join your Jane Austen book club because it gives me a reason to go through her work again.

    See you this September! :o)

    CandyQs last blog post..Addicted!

  27. August 31, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Welcome to the club! I’ll soon get started with Emma. :)

  28. September 3, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Yeay! I finally accessed your site. I had the hardest time signing on yesterday. My post on Persuasion is up. On to Emma!

    JMoms last blog post..Dex Knows…

  29. September 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    I’ll check it in a while. :) I’m doing the round up soon, just waiting for the other entries. Hello to Emma this month!

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  31. Kate
    September 27, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Hi! I would love to join the book club. Im 13 and I just read “Pride and Prejudice” and I fell in love with. I’ve been looking for some people to start one…how do you start a book club online….or can I join this one?

  32. September 28, 2008 at 4:13 am

    Hi Kate! You can join us. We’ll be reading Pride and Prejudice in April. We have Emma for this month. :) You may check the reading schedule here: http://witsandnuts.com/the-jane-austen-book-club/

    I’m amazed you’re reading Austen at such an early age. We’ll be glad to have you around. :)

  33. Laura
    October 17, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    I’ve just registered! I recently watched the movie “The Jane Austen book Club” and became interested in reading the novels. Thanks for putting this together. I’ll try and catch up with the reading ASAP.

  34. October 18, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    We’re glad to have you around. I’ve updated the members list. Happy reading!

  35. Melissa
    November 17, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    hello i am reading now emma i love it so fac it is a great book i want to know what else she wrote please let me know thanks.

  36. Melissa
    November 17, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    and also i want to join the club

  37. November 18, 2008 at 4:22 am

    Hi, welcome to the book club! You may check Austen’s novels/reading schedule here: http://witsandnuts.com/the-jane-austen-book-club/ :)

  38. January 12, 2009 at 6:22 am

    Hi.I wanna join this club to catch up with my reading. Il start to read Sense and Sensibility tonight.

  39. Jaclyn
    June 4, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    I just finished reading Pride and Prejudice and I absolutely LOVED it!!

  40. October 18, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Thanks.

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