Thursday, April 19, 2012

Leatherbound Reviews' First Giveaway: Jane Austen Coasters

Next to reading, crafting is my favorite hobby. I also love Jane Austen- so why not combine the two? I made my daughter some Jane Austen hair clips and some friends Jane Austen/Mr. Darcy Christmas ornaments. My latest creation is Jane Austen coasters, perfect for tea (or if you are in the South, sweet tea) while reading our dear Jane.
To celebrate my blog’s launch, I am giving away a set of 4 coasters.

So, what is your favorite Jane Austen quote?


To enter, do any or all of the following: (Make sure to leave a comment for each entry).
  • Leave a comment on the post.
  • Follow Leatherbound Reviews via GFC or email
  • Tweet about the giveaway (can be done once daily)
  • Share giveaway on Facebook
  • Follow me on Twitter @J_Leatherberry
Good Luck! Winner will be announced Friday, April 27!

69 comments:

  1. The quote that defines not just romance, but every single other area in my life - including reading Austen!
    “I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun."

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    1. Oh, I do like that one, Angie! You are correct. This quote can be applied to so many areas in life! :)

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  2. I got a Sense & Sensibility coaster at the AGM and I use it all the time, but one is not enough! I would love to win a set of yours to go along with it! A quote that I really like is "Surely, you must know it was all for you." Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. *sighs* What a great quote, Candy! Seriously, there are so many great quotes from all of Austen's novels and letters that it is truly hard to pick just one!

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  3. Nice looking blog, Jakki! I'd love to win the coasters - how cool! I follow you on twitter and retweeted yours https://twitter.com/#!/J_Leatherberry/status/192920423376236544. I also am following by email. Looking forward to following you here, too :)

    Whenever I get hit with what I call "Bingley-backbone", one of my favorite P&P quotes is: "I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to you, or to any person so wholly unconnected with me."

    Wendi

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    1. Hi Wendi! ooh, I like the term, "Bingley-backbone!" I too have that every once and a while, and I think your quote is perfect for it! I love Elizabeth's tone when she says this! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  4. *drooling over such a lovely prize!*

    What a difficult question though! I cannot possibly decide which quote I love best! Can I give you my top 50?...LOL! One I have been enjoying a lot lately (as I have seen it in several Austenesque novels is:

    "But the wife of Mr. Darcy must have such extraordinary sources of happiness necessarily attached to her situation, that she could, upon the whole, have no cause to repine."

    and of course I love:

    "Men of sense, whatever you may chuse to say, do not want silly wives" It just makes me giggle!

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    1. I know exactly how you feel, Meredith! My, I seem to always have a new favorite depending on my mood! I do love the "wife of Mr. Darcy" quote! I am still a sucker for "My courage always rises with every attempt to intimidate me." And those are just P&P! The list surly grows when one adds in Jane's other works and letters! :)
      Thanks for sharing! :)

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  5. I think I'm doing this right...

    I follow Leatherbound Reviews

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  6. Oh man...fav quote...I'm going to close my eyes and stab one ;o)

    "Men of sense do not want silly wives!" -- I loooove Knightley, haha...

    Fun giveaway & such cute coasters! :o)

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    1. Rebecca, give me Jeremy Northam any day and I will be one happy girl! ;)

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  7. Ooh, cool prize!

    A quote...where to start!? It really depends on my mood. One of my favorites (and shockingly, not a P&P!) is "run mad as often as you choose, but do not faint!"

    I think my fave swoony-quote from P&P is "you showed me how insufficient were all my pretensions to please a woman worthy of being pleased."

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    1. Ooh, that is a good one, Monica! :) And you are right about that quote from P&P being swoon-worthy! :)

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  8. So many quotes, such little posting space! There are so many but the one I've been thinking about a lot lately is "Ah, There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort."

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    1. Hey Felicia! I think that would be my hubby's favorite quote, too. His idea of a great time is staying at home. :)

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  9. I follow via email

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  10. Now I feel like a stalker! :) Best of luck with you new blog!

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    1. LOL! Thanks for the well-wishes! :)

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  11. I love the coasters Jakki! So many wonderful quotes to choose from but I love "Better to be without sense, than misapply it as you do". That whole scene between Emma and Knightley is one of my favorites. And oh how I love Mr. Knightley!!=)

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    1. What a great quote, Kelli! And one that is so true! ;)

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  12. I follow Leatherbound Reviews!!=)

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    1. Thanks for everything, Jennifer! It is much appreciated! Good luck in the giveaway! :)

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  14. I love your P&P coasters! I must have some ;) Thanks for the chance!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! Glad you like the coasters. I enjoy making them! :)

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  15. I follow your blog via GFC. Thanks Jakki!

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  16. I follow you on Twitter, of course :) @_JessMelendez

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  17. Tweeted! Thanks Jakki!
    https://twitter.com/#!/_JessMelendez/status/193387885691551744

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  18. Paraphrasing: "But what do we do but make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn."

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    1. That is a good one, Mary. :) Thank you for stopping by! :D

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  19. Chirpy chirp chirp! TGIF :)

    mobile.twitter.com/jaffobsession/status/193459633237663744

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  20. Holy cow, just when I thought I've seen it all... I *must* have these Jane Austen coasters!!! :^D Thanks for doing this giveaway! If I win, my email is grigory99 at yahoo dot com

    *crosses fingers*

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    1. Ack - in my excitement, I forgot to include my favorite quote: "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." :)

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  21. I just became your 16th GFC follower.

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  22. Tweeted about the giveaway over yonder: https://twitter.com/#!/grigorylukin/status/193876977655091202

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  23. Shared on facebook for my fourth entry.

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  24. Woot - I've just become 153rd follower on Twitter for my fifth entry. :) (@grigorylukin)

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    1. LOL! Grigory, I love your enthusiasm! :) Thanks for the follows & comments! Best of luck in the giveaway!

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  25. Ironically, which Austen would have loved, my favorite quote (and personal motto) is from my least favorite of her wonderful novels Northanger Abbey: “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”

    Bonnie W. Carlson
    bonniewcarlson@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing that, Bonnie! It is a great quote, and wonderful motto by which to live! Thanks so much for entering the giveaway! :)

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  26. I just discovered your blog! How does one pick only ONE favorite Austen quote? I think Captain Wentworth's letter has been sadly overlooked thus far, so I would suggest: "I have loved none but you."

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    1. *Clasps hands together, and places them on chest over heart while sighing.* Yes! Oh, Wentworth's letter is so swoon-worthy! What a great line from his letter! Thank you so much, Heather for mentioning this must-love quote!
      Oh, and I am so glad you found my blog! I hope you enjoy it! :)

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  27. Great blog and thanks for the review of Jan Hahn's new book The Journey. Sounds wonderful!
    my favorite quote is from Persuasion: A man does not recover from such a devotion of the heart to such a woman! He ought not; he does not.

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    1. Hey Amy! Great quote! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you continue to enjoy my reviews! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  28. I tweeted again today!
    https://twitter.com/#!/CandyM037/status/194842509485150210

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  29. Add me on the list for the giveaway, Jakki! I tweeted this, too.

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    1. Got it, Robin! Thanks! :) Good luck! :)

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  30. Congratulations on your new website Jakki. Best wishes, LA

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    1. Thanks so much, Laurel Ann! It really means a lot! :)

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  31. I subscribed to your blog via email. :) My favorite JA quote:

    I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them.

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    1. Rascal, thanks so much for entering the giveaway! LOL! That is such a great quote! Ha! Sometimes it is easier when some people are not so agreeable. Then we don't feel bad for not liking them. ;) Thanks for sharing!

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