Fun, Giveaway

2019 Jane Austen Spring Giveaway

Happy Spring! 🌼🌷🌸 We have decided to do another spring giveaway!!

This year we have decided to take a page from “Northanger Abbey” and make the prize a little mystery, but don’t worry: you don’t have to listen to John or Isabella Thorpe!

Visit the link below and have a look at all the ways to enter! The winner will be announced April 9th or 10th!

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/0036c5682/

Fun, Quotes

Vote! Jane Austen Madness 2019-Favorite Quotes!

It’s another year of “Jane Austen Madness!” This year’s theme is “Favorite Quotes” and we are voting in rounds, rather than the whole bracket at once! The first round is open from 21 March-28 March and has 64 marvelous quotes taken from Jane’s novels, as well as a few from film adaptations.

To participate, please visit our Facebook event, where we are updating frequently and plan to add some fun things like giveaways, questions, and more! You can vote every five minutes, so if you have to choose between beloved quotes, vote for one and then vote for the other!

If you would rather vote straightaway, you will find the bracket here:
https://brackify.com/bracket/29113/Jane-Austen-Madness-2019

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A survey for region members!

Hello, fellow Janeites of the E. Washington-N. Idaho Region,

One of the main reasons for our Saturday meeting is to discuss our region plans for 2019. We want your opinions and ideas, so we created a survey for everyone to fill out in advance, whether you can attend the meeting or not! It will give us a good foundation for planning. If you are not a local member but follow us on social media, such as this Facebook page, you may still take this survey!

We are posting the link here, on our Facebook and Twitter, and emailing it, but you only need to take it once. Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your ideas and opinions with us!

The survey will be open until 11:59pm on Thursday, 11 October and can be taken here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JASNAEWANID2018

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Emma: Picnicking on Box Hill

Whether you are heading to our “Box Hill” Picnic today or not, here’s a lovely post about the Box Hill picnic in “Emma.”

If you would like to join our picnic today, bring your picnic lunch down to Kamiak Butte from 12-4!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/194609881156471/?ti=cl

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They had a very fine day for Box Hill … Nothing was wanting but to be happy when they got there. Seven miles were travelled in expectation of enjoyment, and every body had a burst of admiration on first arriving…Jane Austen, Emma


One of the most famous scenes in Emma is the picnic scene on Box Hill. Picnics were becoming increasingly popular at the turn of the nineteenth century, when romantic sensibility influenced the trend of eating out of doors as a way to commune with nature. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term picnic originally meant “A fashionable social entertainment in which each person present contributed a share of the provisions; now, A pleasure party including an excursion to some spot in the country where all partake of a repast out of doors: the participants may bring with them individually the viands and means of entertainment, or the…

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