Monday, June 25, 2012

Best of Jane - Readers' Choice!

For the past two months, I have posted pictures of Jane Austen, silhouette (above), and Jane Austen, doll (below) as part of Sourcebooks' promotion for ALL ROADS LEAD TO AUSTEN:


With a suitcase full of Jane Austen novels en español, Amy Elizabeth Smith set off on a yearlong Latin American adventure: a traveling book club with Jane. In six unique, unforgettable countries, she gathered book-loving new friends— taxi drivers and teachers, poets and politicians— to read Emma, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice.

Whether sharing rooster beer with Guatemalans, joining the crowd at a Mexican boxing match, feeding a horde of tame iguanas with Ecuadorean children, or tangling with argumentative booksellers in Argentina, Amy came to learn what Austen knew all along: that we're not always speaking the same language— even when we're speaking the same language.

But with true Austen instinct, she could recognize when, unexpectedly, she'd found her own Señor Darcy.

All Roads Lead to Austen celebrates the best of what we love about books and revels in the pleasure of sharing a good book— with good friends.

AROUND THE WORLD WITH JANE AUSTEN ends on Saturday, June 30.   So I ask you, readers, what is your favorite picture with the Sourcebooks' silhouette?  On Thursday, we'll do a similar vote with pictures of the doll.

Jane, David, and King Kamehameha.
Look for them on Hawaii Five O!
Jane with the USS Honolulu.

Jane calls a cab!
Jane gets a mammogram.

Jane with Uncle Sam.

Jane at Bellows Beach.

Jane wings it with the F4!

Jane roars in the engine of the F86!
Jane with her books at the Hickam Library.

Jane finds a coconut on Waikiki Beach.

Jane hops on a water bike!

Up close on the water bike!

Jane visits King Kamehameha
at Hickam Elementary School.

Up close with King Kamehameha.
Jane with the Japanese bullet hole
in the Big Barracks.

Jane and Sherlock at Turtle Bay.

Jane wants to paddle at Turtle Bay.
Jane views Hanauma Bay.

Jane with Buddha.

Jane at the Byodo-In Temple.

Jane at the Boutiki Gift Shop.
The shakers are scandalous!
Best advice for Louisa Musgrove

Jane "embedded" at
Hickam Air Force Base.

Up close with Jane in the H.

One randomly selected commenter wins a book choice from my convention stash.  This giveaway is open to all readers.  Comments are open through Friday, June 29, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll enter the picture with the most votes in the Sourcebooks' contest.


Kim in Hawaii

You still have time to enter the contest before the June 30 deadline.  Check out Sourcebooks' page on Facebook at this link.
Jane loves the ginger flower!


  1. My favorite is the pic of Jane at Bellows Beach.

  2. I like the one with Jane in the engine of the F86.

  3. MY FAVORITE IS: Jane at Bellows Beach.

  4. I like her in the engine. I have a picture of me in an engine.

  5. I like the ones with the planes...

  6. Such cute photos. My favorite is the one at Bellows Beach.

  7. I loved all the photos. They were all cute and the background in some of them is just so pretty.

  8. It's hard to pick since I liked them all - Wo favorites are Jane with the Buddha and on the library shelf :)

  9. I like the photo with the caption "Jane roars in the engine of the F86!".

  10. So cute withnt the flowers whoo

  11. I love Jane on the wings of a F4!

  12. Jane and Sherlocke on Turtle Bay. :)

  13. I voting Bellow's Beach too. The composition and the sharpness of the colors are wonderful.

  14. I really like the pic of Jane at Hanauma Bay. That place is gorgeous.

  15. i vote : Jane "embedded" at Hickam Air Force Base.