Ever since I heard that Stephanie at Stephanie's Written Word was hosting an Everything Austen Challenge, I've wanted to sign up. I have only read one Jane Austen novel, one Austen inspired novel; and I've never seen any movies based on her works. It's rather embarrassing since I consider myself a book lover! And, I have a feeling that I would really enjoy all of them.
So, I've been toying with the idea; and I'm finally taking the plunge.
Here are the details! The Everything Austen Challenge will run for six months (July 1, 2009 – January 1, 2010)! All you need to do is pick out what six Austen-themed things you want to finish to complete the challenge.
I haven't worked out exactly what six Austen-themed things I'm going to do over the next six months. But here are a few ideas I'm toying with -- please realize that these are subject to change based on my whims!
JANE AUSTEN RUINED MY LIFE by Beth Pattillo
THE LOST MEMOIRS OF JANE AUSTEN by Syrie James
THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB - movie
RUDE AWAKENINGS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT by Laurie Viera Rigler
BECOMING JANE - movie
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY by Jane Austen
AUSTENLAND by Shannon Hale
I realize I listed seven items, and there are still quite a few more that I was tempted to put down! These are just my initial thoughts. I'll probably change this list quite a few times in the next six months. If you have any "must read" or "must watch" Austen-themed things, please let me know it the comments!