Two challenges: Sookie Stackhouse and Everything Austen

There are 3 books I need to review and a few I have to finish reading, but what do I do? Join a couple of reading challenges. Usually I’m not one to join reading challenges but these two were too interesting for me to pass:
Sookie Stackhouse Reading Challenge

1) The Sookie Stackhouse Reading Challenge : Hosted at Beth Fish Reads, this one starts in July and the objective is to catch up with the Sookie Stackhouse books. I’ve read just book 1. For some reason or another I never picked up the rest but a couple of months ago I got up to book 6 I think. I just need to read them. This will make me do so. Then I can finally get around to watching the True Blood series, which I’ve been holding back on doing because I haven’t read the books.

Everything Austen Challenge

2) The Everything Austen Challenge: Stephanie from Stephanie’s Written Word has the fondess for Austen like I do, and she’s hosting this challenge which is pretty easy: read or watch 6 Jane Austen related books or movies. You have until January 2010. There’s also a prize – a copy of the Lost in Austen DVD.

I’m looking at Stephanie’s list of suggested movies and books. Is it sad I’ve read/watched many of these? 🙂 Anyway, here’s my 6 things:
  • Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler – I read the first book, Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict last year and enjoyed it so want to read this one too.
  • Lost in Austen: Create your own Jane Austen Adventure by Emma Campbell Webster – I found this at Powells!
  • Jane Austen in Scarsdale: Or Love, Death, and the SATs by Paula Marantz Cohen – I live near Scarsdale so this one has been on my radar as one I wanted to read for a while now. This is my excuse.
  • Persuasion – I’ve seen this movie (1995 with Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds) about 3 times so far and it’s one of netflix’s watch instantly movies, so this is easy to put on. I may also watch the 2007 one with Rupert Penry Jones and Sally Hawkins again (only watched once which is weird).
  • By a Lady by Amanda Elyot – this one has very mixed reviews so I’m going to try this one from the library
  • Jane Austen Ruined My Life by Beth Pattilo – Also to be found in my library
Alternatives:
  • The man who loved Jane Austen by Sally Smith O’Rourke
  • Becoming Jane movie
  • Love, Lies and Lizzie by Rosie Rushton
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