Dearest Readers,

I thought it would be fun to make a post and giveaway for Jane in June. Some of you may or may not know that I have a particular Austen man I am hopelessy in love with...his name...is Mr. Tilney. I honestly think he is the most under loved Austen hero of all...so I am going to share with you why you should heart Mr. Tilney as well:

1. He knows about muslin...come on, I bet Darcy knows nothing about Muslin.
2. He likes to read...and has no qualms about sharing his love.
3. He is a gentleman.
4. He lives in a freaking castle!
5. He isn't afraid to own up when he loves a women, even though it might mean disownment.
6. He keeps fit by going for regular walks.
7. He has a perfectly nice sister.
8. He is a good dancer.
9. He didn't betray/maim/injure his heroine in anyway...he might have hurt her feelings a bit but that was really all her fault.
10. He dislikes his own brother and father as much as I do.

So...these are my reasons for loving Mr. Tilney. If you can add more please comment and add them. If you want to win a prize comment and leave your email address...you will win an 'I Heart Mr. Tilney' tote bag! Contest ends...1 July 2010.

Copyright The Bibliophilic Book Blog 2009-2010
Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe with Bloglines


  1. OMG I *love* Mr. Tilney!!! :D I love that when he's telling her he loves her he admits that he didn't particularly care for her at first and then only because it was obvious that she was attached to him. He's honest about how he fell in love with her.

    I'd love the chance to win a Tilney tote bag. :) a-jATcoxDOTnet

  2. Oh this is an amazing post! I definitely agree with all of your reasons. Please enter me in the giveaway! consumedbybooks@gmail.com

  3. I'm so glad Mr. Tilney is your favorite! Although I'm a Wentworth girl, Tilney is definitely next ine line and it really does seem like not enough people appreciate him!

    Thanks for having the giveaway, sounds awesome!

    allison.dayle at gmail dot com

  4. While he is delightful, I still think I prefer Mr. Darcy... :)

    I'd love to win a tote bag!


  5. I adore Mr. Tilney too! I might love Darcy a little bit more, but Tilney is hilarious! His mockery of the social system cracks me up. I love wit in a hero. His little speech to Catherine after she expresses her concerns over the General has always gotten under my skin a little, though - honestly, he was going on about being English and Christian like those preclude atrocity, and Catherine wasn't very far off in her estimation of the General's character ultimately. I still love Henry though - no one's perfect ;-)

    thebookishtype [at] yahoo [dot] com

  6. I love Mr. Tilney too! (Well actually Mr Knightley's my favorite but Tilney is a very close second.) These are very good reasons and my favorite is #2; he says my favorite Austen quote of all time: “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” I definitely need to reread NA.

    I would love to win an "I Heart Mr. Tilney" tote and show my Tilney love off to the world!
    bookworm1858 AT hotmail DOT com

  7. You didnt add he is quite charming! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway.


  8. I also LOVE Mr. Tilney. He stays true to her and himself and I was so happy when they finally get together!!


  9. You made some excellent points. I had never really considered Mr. Tilney before, but that might just change. And thanks for the cool contest!


  10. Do you mind if I repost this pretty much in its entirety? I've been looking for a Tilney woman for the "Defending My Man" thing. :)

  11. ohh I love Mr Tilney! Wentworth is fighting neck and neck with him though.

    Those were 10 great reasons why! #1 and #2 has to be tied for a favorite.
    Awesome post!

    I'd love to be entered in the giveaway.

    calila1988 @ yahoo . com

  12. (WOW I'm not the only book loving Misty) AND I totally agree with you. But I think I liked him so much because he wasn't Mr Darcy. Instead he is happy to talk, make jokes and dance.


  13. Aww...thanks for the Tilney love everyone! Glad to see you were all just hiding ;)

    I don't mind if you repost Misty...means more love for my man.

  14. This is where I admit that I have not yet read this book. :( I HAVE seen the movie though, so I can totally understand your love for Mr. Tilney!

  15. Is an international contest?

    I'm an Austen girl: Pride and Prejudice is a fav for me and I only have an english copy because my first translation was horrible.

    So, I really want the chance to win Tilney tote bag: my mail is martasder(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. If this is an international contest please enter me


  17. Love the list and you have convinced me.... LOL

    journey through books @ gmail.com


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...