Up for the Austen Challenge

My good buddy over at Stephanie’s Written Word is hosting a challenge right up my alley.  It is everything Jane Austen.  As my regular readers know, I LOVE Jane Austen and and anything Jane Austen-esque.  If you search through this blog, you will see numerous entries in this genre.  In fact, I thought I wouldn’t have anything to add to join this challenge.  But, of course, I was able to find some really good suggestions that I haven’t read/seen yet.  So, I’m in!!!

Here’s my Austen-plan:

  1. Read two of Jane Austen’s original novels I haven’t read yet (I recently bought a compilation of Jane Austen’s seven novels, so I’m all set there).
  • Persuasion
  • Mansfield Park

2.  Read the ARC I picked up at BEA 2009 this year:

  • Loving Mr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan

3.   Get Stephanie to lend me a copy of the this book after she posts her review:

  • Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler

4.   Check out Fuzzy Cricket’s ideas for Jane Austen (it sounds like it could become a series!!):

  • And This is Our Life: Chrionicles of the Darcy Family Book 1 by Carey Bligard

5.  And, as a throwback to the years of choosing pick your own adventures books, I’m choosing a Jane Austen version:

  • Lost in Austen-Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure by  Emma Campbell Webster.

While that’s only a list of five, it’s six bullets!!  I will read these all before January 1, 2010.  Maybe I’ll even throw in a movie here or there!

I look forward to reading everyone else’s posts for this challenge.  I would love to add to my Jane Austen obsession.

Thanks, Stephanie!!

5 responses to “Up for the Austen Challenge

  1. Oooo! Good list! I’m hoping to make Austen an obsession, too. I need a good obsession.

  2. I’ll be happy to share my copy of Rude Awakenings!! Glad you are joining in!

  3. Have fun with the challenge!

  4. Oh goody! I’m so glad that you are joining the challenge! I can’t wait to get started on this one.

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