Daily Archives: June 28, 2009

Jane Austen Challenge

everythingausten2OK, I think I’m going to join in with the Everything Austen Challenge at Stephanie’s Written Word!

I’d been avoiding it for two reasons:

  1. I don’t want to get caught up in challenges.
  2. I did a complete re-read of Jan Austen relatively recently.

All of the reviews I’ve been reading of fun tie-in books have won me over.  I’ll read some of those, watch a couple of movies, maybe pick an Austen book to re-read…

The challenge: 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’m not quite ready to commit yet, but here’s what I’m thinking:

  1. Austenland by Shannon Hale
  2. Lost in Austen: Create your own Jane Austen Adventure by Emma Campbell Webster
  3. Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
  4. Watch Emma (again)
  5. Watch Sense & Sensibility (again)
  6. Watch Lost in Austen
  7. Re-reread one of Jane Austen’s novels

Yup, that’s already more than 6, and there are other possibilities I’m considering!  I’m looking forward to the challenge, and to discussing it with everyone else that is in on it!


Posted by on June 28, 2009 in blogging, books, challenge


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