Been meaning to read Sense and Sensibility or Mr. Darcy’s Diary? Never did get around to seeing the movie “Mansfield Park”?
Well, here’s your chance to catch up on all things Austen, and maybe win a prize in the process. The blog Stephanie’s Written Word has announced the Everything Austen Challenge. Between July 1, 2009 and January 1, 2010, simply finish six Austen-themed things, such as reading one of Austen’s books, watching Austen-related movies, or attending an Austen event.
Since I’ve seen just about every Austen-related movie out there, my list is heavy on books. The first item on my list is reading The Private Diary of Mr. Darcy, which is proving to be quite diverting (look for a review shortly). I’m also going to read Sense and Sensibility…I never have read it all the way through. Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife should be arriving soon. I’m also keen to read Jane’s Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World. And I look forward to “Clueless,” one of the rare Austen-inspired movies I have not seen. In a more proactive mode, I’m also working on a couple of Austen-related YouTube videos.
Of course, the list may evolve as the months pass.
How about you? What’s on your Austen Challenge list?
Thanks so much for joining my challenge. Make sure to sign up with the Mr. Linky in this post http://thewrittenword.wordpress.com/2009/06/22/introducing-the-everything-austen-challenge-with-prizes/ above the picture of Gwenyth Paltrow to be officially signed up!!
Thanks, Stephanie. I have signed up with Mr. Linky (twice, actually, by mistake). I’m thinking of taking on Laurel Ann’s Everything Austen x 2. One can never have too much Austen!
Sheila DeChantal says
I am in on the challenge and sadly have never done anything Austen. No books… no movies, although I did recently find out that Bridgette Jones Diary is based off an Austish style and I have seen that…
apparently I need this challenge. 🙂
Yes, you do. 🙂 Have fun! There’s tons of Austen-related stuff out there to read and watch.
I hope you post the Austen you-tube videos if you complete them. I would love to take a look!!