For those of you who don’t know, I’m a bit of a Jane Austen freak. I know that’s pretty typical of girls who read, but I can’t help it. For my 25th birthday my husband surprised me with a trip to Chawton and Bath, UK to visit Jane Austen-y things. I have mugs and shirts and so many things with Jane Austen quotes on them. I have multiple copies of every book.

Jane Austen's Desk

Jane Austen’s desk at her last home in Chawton, UK.

January 28, 2013 is the 200-year anniversary of Pride and Prejudice being published. I would love to celebrate this with my own published work, but since that dream hasn’t happened yet, how about a reading marathon?

Join me if you would like. I will be spending the day reading Pride and Prejudice, finishing off with watching the movie (Keira Knightley version since it’s shorter, maybe I’ll do the BBC six-hour version later in the week). Who’s up for a read-a-thon of only one book? If you finish early, why not read something else of Jane Austen’s?