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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 Responses to “Join Us in ‘The Jane Austen Book Club’”

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

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July 30th, 2008

I’m in!

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July 30th, 2008

Count me in!!

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July 30th, 2008

i’m in!!! :D

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July 30th, 2008

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

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July 31st, 2008

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

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July 31st, 2008

i would love to join? count me in ok?

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July 31st, 2008

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

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July 31st, 2008

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

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

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July 31st, 2008

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

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August 1st, 2008

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

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August 1st, 2008

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… ^_^

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August 1st, 2008

Count me in.

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

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August 1st, 2008

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

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August 1st, 2008

@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. ;)

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August 1st, 2008

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

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August 2nd, 2008

Hi Angeli! Yes, of course. :)

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August 2nd, 2008

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

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August 6th, 2008

Yes. :)

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August 6th, 2008

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!

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August 8th, 2008

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

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August 8th, 2008

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

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August 8th, 2008

[...] I have always wanted to read all of her books, but never got around to. Recently I have joined the Jane Austen book club and that helped me pick up the book. I believe this is the first of her books that I have actually [...]

August 10th, 2008

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

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August 10th, 2008

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. :)

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August 10th, 2008

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.

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August 19th, 2008

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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)

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August 31st, 2008

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

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August 31st, 2008

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

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September 3rd, 2008

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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September 3rd, 2008

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September 7th, 2008

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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?

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Kate
September 27th, 2008

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. :)

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September 28th, 2008

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.

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Laura
October 17th, 2008

Thanks.

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October 18th, 2008

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

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October 18th, 2008

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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.

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Melissa
November 17th, 2008

and also i want to join the club

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Melissa
November 17th, 2008

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

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November 18th, 2008

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

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January 12th, 2009

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

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Jaclyn
June 4th, 2009

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