I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all, my new and recurring readers, for stopping by this blog and reading my thoughts about Jane Austen and her Regency world. This week my site counter rolled past 2 million hits. I find the number simply mind-boggling, especially since over half of you are staying long enough to read a post or two.
In 2006, when I began writing for this blog I only meant to maintain an archive for my Janeite group. Providing occasional information became an obsession, and I now research the Regency period daily. Much to my delight and surprise, people began to stop by to read my pithy thoughts and to leave their comments.
By way of thanks, I am offering a book entitled Fashion: A History from the 18th to the 19th Century by Taschen, which features costumes from the incomparable Kyoto Costume Institute. My online friend, Laurel Ann from Austenprose, gave me this book last year and I love it. I thought one of my readers would like to have their very own copy too.
For the opportunity to win the book, please leave a comment telling me what topics you’d like to read on this blog in the future, or which topics you would like me to revisit. I am sad to say that I can send this hefty book only to my readers in Canada or the United States, but everyone is welcome to leave their thoughts. Deadline for an opportunity to win is November 10, 2010.
With a humble heart, I thank you all for stopping by. Vic
CONTEST CLOSED, and Shelli is the winner!! Thank you ALL for your fabulous suggestions and your heartfelt comments.