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:
WHERE DO BOOKS TAKE YOU?
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.
|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!|