Everything Austen Challenge!

My first challenge!  I almost hate to say this but as of this date…. I have never read Jane Austen.  It’s Austentrue.  So seeing this challenge actually fulfills a long time goal for me, which is to get a little time with this author.

The challenge is hosted by  Stephanies Written Word.  We have from July 1, 2009 to January 1, 2010.  We are to read or watch 6 Austen related books or movies.  See Stephanie’s site for more information.

Here is my plan of attack:

Pride and Prejudice (book)

Just Jane by Nancy Moser (book)

Sense and Sensibility (book)

Mr. and Mrs. Darcy by Alexander Potter ( book)

Emma (movie)

Becoming Jane (movie)

I tried to include a mix here of her original works, some of the new works… and a couple movies.  I’ll cross off from this list as I accomplish each read… er…. movie…  uhhhh…. you get the point!  Can’t wait to experience Austen!

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose realism, biting social commentary and masterful use of free indirect speech, burlesque, and irony have earned her a place as one of the most widely read and most beloved writers in English literature.[1]

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Posted on June 30, 2009, in Book Stuff and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. We all have to start somewhere, right? Thanks so much for joining my challenge!!

  2. I am so tempted to do this challenge. It seems great. If I see it one more time I am sure to do it.

  3. Great starter list!!

  4. Have you seen any of those movies? If not, you’ve made some good picks! This is my first challenge too. I don’t normally do challenges because it’s so hard for me to keep focused, but this challenge is really flexible – you can watch an adaptation, which is nice!

    • Sharry, I have not seen any of the movies…. currently I am an Austen Free Zone…. LOL soon to be changed… 🙂

  5. I love your list! That’s awesome! Me and Mr. Darcy is one of my absolute FAVORITE spin offs! I’ve never heard of Just Jane – but I think I’ll add it to my TBR pile! Congrats!

  6. Good luck on the challenge! And I hope you’ll love Jane Austen as well!. 🙂

  7. Welcome to challenges and Jane Austen! It should be a lot of fun. You’ve got a great list here – P&P is my all-time favorite and I see some that are new to me , too. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. Thanks for visiting me on Nobody Writes It Better and YAY for you reading Jane for the first time!!!! Your list is great. 🙂
    BTW, P&P is my fave… Would love to know what you think of it (positives or negatives) after you’ve read it!

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