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:
- 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).
- 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.