Category Archives: fun & games

Happy Birthday to “The Darcys of Pemberley”

It’s official! My first-born literary child just turned one! It’s been a full year since The Darcys of Pemberley began hitting bookshelves and e-readers around the world, and its success has far exceeded my expectations. So I feel like celebrating! If you are … Continue reading

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And the Winner Is…

Mr. Random (otherwise known as my husband, who did the actual drawing) has spoken, and the 3 winners of my Book Launch Give-Away are Julie Freeman, Felicia, and Vicki Tolliver. Congratulations! Please contact me via e-mail (shannon@shannonwinslow.com) to claim your … Continue reading

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Anagrams Analogous

A friend forwarded me an e-mail containing some creative anagrams that I’d like to share. I thought the subject fit with the scrambled-word theme of some of my other popular posts. Plus there’s a legitimate Jane Austen connection. By rearranging the letters in the following words, you can … Continue reading

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Free Sample

It is a truth universally acknowledged that everybody likes to get something for nothing. And it’s equally true that it is more blessed to give than to receive, right? So I figured it would be fun all the way around … Continue reading

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Word Search

Here’s a word-search puzzle I designed a few years back for my original website. Not surprisingly, it’s made up of all Jane Austen related words, the clues (with the first letter) for which are below. And if you’re still stumped, you’ll find the answers … Continue reading

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Backwards Words

I came across this “backwards letter” (pictured) when I was looking for a Jane Austen quote about New Years. Since I’ve featured a couple other scrambled language systems before (Playing Mind Games and More Mind Games), which turned out to … Continue reading

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And the Winner Is…

The results are in! The two winners of last month’s Door Prizes contest can now be revealed. Having been chosen entirely at random, they are (drum roll please): Lizzy MacGregor John Pelkey Congratulations! Please feel free to expound upon your raptures in comment form below, … Continue reading

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More Mind Games

  A few months ago, in a post titled Playing Mind Games, I challenged your brain to read a scrambled Jane Austen quote. I designed it following the guidelines of a Cambridge study, which determined that most people could still read … Continue reading

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Books Abroad

Today, I mailed out signed copies of The Darcys of Pemberley to the winners of the book give-aways associated with three different guest blogs spots I’ve done recently. The books are now winging their way – no, scratch that (I was … Continue reading

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Last Lines

To continue with my recent theme, I decided to put together a quiz about endings for all you Janeites.  You might recognize most if not all the first lines, but how well do you know the last lines of Austen’s novels?  Let’s find out.  … Continue reading

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