The honor of your presence is requested at the read-along of Northanger Abbey by the illustrious Jane Austen. This event will begin Tuesday, the 1st of March, and conclude Thursday, the 31st of March. Gifts to be awarded and inspiration to be had by all.
But do be forewarned. There are secrets hidden within the halls of the abbey...
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I apologize that I'm issuing this invitation a mere few days before the start of the read-along! I've had it in my mind to host this, but I just haven't taken the steps to put together all the details until now. But you're welcome to jump in at any time! And since we're only reading a chapter a day, it shouldn't be too hard to catch up should you start late. :)
Here are the details:
- The read-along will last through the month of March.
- We'll plan on reading one chapter a day, with discussions happening each Thursday of the month (the 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st), for a total of five discussions.
- There will also be a Twitter watch-along at the end of the read-along (perhaps the evening of the 31st?). We'll be watching the Masterpiece version with JJ Feild as Henry Tilney, naturally. ;)
- There will be two giveaways (US only due to shipping costs): one for a DVD copy of Northanger Abbey, and the other for the 200th-anniversary annotated edition of Emma by Jane Austen. The first drawing will be held March 3-16, with a winner announced on the 17th. (Hopefully, the winner would receive their prize in time for the watch-along!) The second drawing will be held March 17-30, with a winner announced on the 31st. (I'm hoping Emma will be the subject of our next read-along, so this would help prepare the winner for that event!)
I hope you'll join me here on Thursday for the first discussion!
P.S. Feel free to take the button above and share it on your blog or social media page to announce your participation in the read-along! You can also join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NAReadAlong.
P.P.S. If you'd like to see how our previous Jane Austen read-along went (for Persuasion), check out this link!