Everything Austen 2

Everything Austen Challenge
Everything Austen Challenge

I didn’t do so well with last year’s Everything Austen Challenge (I somehow forgot it was only 6 months long, so I managed 5 Austen-related books and movies not 6, although I did watch more Austen movies than I had posted about). I am trying again!!

Here are the details: “The Everything Austen Challenge will run for six months (July 1, 2010 – January 1, 2011)! All you need to do is pick out six Austen-themed things you want to finish to complete the challenge. You have until Thursday, July 15th 2010 to officially sign up.” More over at Stephanie’s Written Word

The books/movies I’m thinking about reading/watching:
1. Such a Girl by Karen Siplin (modern day Persuasion)
2. Love, Lies and Lizzie (Jane Austen in the 21st Century) by Rosie Rushton
3. Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler (had this on my list last year but didn’t get to it)
4. Jane Austen in Boca by Paula Marantz Cohen
5. Becoming Jane movie
6. TBD BBC Jane Austen miniseries –  (I’ve watched them all but rewatch them periodically. Of course)

These choices are subject to change

Possible alternatives are books I didn’t get into last year:

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5 thoughts on “Everything Austen 2

  1. Sounds like a fun challenge! If I was anywhere near halfway done with my current ones, I would totally join in. I haven’t read any of these, but I’m definitely going to check them out. I actually have Jane Austen Ruined My Life in my TBR pile – I never got to it last year either. I have seen Becoming Jane and I thought it was pretty good but it was missing something. What that is, I don’t know. It’s worth seeing though.

    • I’m so glad you’re doing it again. Will this be annual now? That would give me something to look forward to every year! 😀

      And Tivo has recorded BECOMING JANE by itself (it’s on Oxygen, and “jane austen” is on my Tivo list of Things To Record). How convenient!

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