Thursday, July 2, 2009

Everything Austen Challenge: I'm So Totally In

I have decided to participate in another challenge. I so didn't think I'd get into challenges, but I have been having so much fun with the Shakespeare one, that I thought, what the Hay? I'll try out an Austen one too! (Thanks Beth F. for posting about this one, or I never would have seen it!) Here are the details, as stolen from Stephanie's Written Word, the hostess of this 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.

What is considered Austen-themed? Obviously, any of the books Jane Austen wrote herself count, so if you’ve been contemplating reading one of her novels, now is the time! Or, maybe watch the different movie versions of Pride and Prejudice. You could even try reading one of the many sequels written by various authors or listen to one in your car on your way to work. Truly, the list can be endless! All you need to do is pick six Austen-themed items to read and/or watch to participate. Note that you can mix it up a bit – maybe commit to watching three movies and reading two books – or if your TBR pile is huge, pick out six movies you would like to watch – YOU DECIDE!
Also, you can combine this with another challenge. For example, if you are going to participate in
Carl’s RIP challenge this fall, maybe add Northanger Abbey to your list. Or read a couple books during the next Dewey 24 hour read-a-thon.

So, here are my six things that I am going to do:

1. I am going to read Pride & Prejudice & Zombies... I have it on my bookshelf, so why not?
2. I am going to read Mr. Darcy, Vampyre when it comes out in September. (Thanks to the epic rat for opening my eyes to this one!)
3. I am going to listen to the Persuasion audiobook from Audible that I've had for like a year and haven't heard yet.
4. I am going to watch Pride & Prejudice the Kiera Knightley version.
5. I am going to listen to Austenland by Shannon Hale, the Audible.com version.
6. I am going to watch Clueless. Oh how I love that movie!

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