Let’s Get the Streamers and Celebrate…

Good morning everyone.  I’ve got a couple of announcements today.

First, let’s wish Jane Austen a happy 235th birthday today.  She was born on Dec. 16, 1775, and though she died in 1817, we’re going to celebrate her birthday with free e-books from Sourcebooks.

  1. Eliza’s Daughter by Joan Aiken
  2. The Darcys & the Bingleys by Marsha Altman
  3. Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll
  4. What Would Jane Austen Do? by Laurie Brown
  5. The Pemberley Chronicles by Rebecca Ann Collins
  6. The Other Mr. Darcy by Monica Fairview
  7. Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange
  8. Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One by Sharon Lathan
  9. Lydia Bennet’s Story by Jane Odiwe
  10. Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy by Abigail Reynolds

In addition to these great spinoffs and continuations, special editions of Austen’s e-books Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Mansfield Park will be available for free where e-books are sold. These editions will include “legendary color illustrations of the Brock brothers, originally created to accompany the books in 1898.”

****From Sourcebooks***

We apologize and have been trying to fix the problem all morning. It takes a lot of cooperation from different parties to make the offer happen and it unfortunately it took some extra time to iron out the kinks.

Let me tell you know that iBooks and Google books currently has everything correct.

Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Sony are currently working to get their prices adjusted. They should be correct shortly.  Sourcebooks.com will also have our books and the illustrated versions available for free within the next hour!

Because of this confusion we want to celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday an extra day! This offer will be good tomorrow (DEC. 17) as well.

You should also check out the blog tour in honor of Austen’s birthday.  Here’s the information.

Secondly, my husband and I have told all of our family and everyone on Facebook, and now I’m going to tell my readers.  We’re having a baby girl in March 2011.

Thanks to everyone who already has congratulated us.  We’re busy trying to find larger accommodations and get the necessities, not to mention all those doctor appointments and classes about giving birth and caring for babies.  We’ve got a list of names, but it looks like we’re leaning toward one in particular.

Since I have friends and family that read the blog, and they may want to get started early on baby shower shopping . . . I’m going to leave some links to our registries.

In case anyone is wondering, our theme for the baby’s room is Dr. Seuss since he was so inspirational to me, especially in terms of my passion for reading and poetry.


  1. Dawn - She Is Too Fond of Books says

    Well, I’m so behind on my blog reading … look what happens when I’m not paying attention!

    Congratulations to you and Chris, Serena! I hope you’re feeling well 🙂
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  2. Congratulations Serena!! A baby girl! My birthday is in March too — 21st the First Day of Spring and the first day of Aries. Great time to be born =)

    (p.s. sorry this is late, just catching up on my blog reading)

  3. Such exciting news – I’m very happy for you. 🙂

  4. Congratulations, Serena! I like your plan of starting the indoctrination early with the Dr. Seuss nursery theme!

  5. Congratulations! That is awesome news. 4 1/2 weeks until my baby girl is due. 🙂

  6. Congratulations to you both.
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  7. Such exciting news – I’m very happy for you. 🙂
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  8. Congrats Serena! You already know how thrilled I am for you two!

  9. Wonderful news, Serena! Congratulations and best wishes to all!
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  10. I can’t wait to meet her! I’m so excited for you both.
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  11. Congratulations!

  12. Congratulations to you and your husband!