I’ve been neglecting the OB for far too long. In searching for something that will get me out of my funk, and hopefully dissipate this cloud of unhappiness that’s been hanging over my head, I’ve found a goal that will not only make me smile, encourage me to make new friends, and work steadily towards an accomplishment — but will also be the catalyst to read some literature that I’ve been meaning to read for years. Introducing, the Everything Austen Challenge II.
Last year, I read about others exploits and adventures in this challenge, but didn’t take the initiative to join. Well, no more, I say! I’m ready! The rules of this challenge are simple and straightforward (necessary requirements in my world). Simply read, watch or participate in any six Austen related projects from July 1, 2010 through January 1, 2011. Really — could it get much easier than that? Stephanie over at Stephanie’s Written Word is graciously hosting this adventure, so please go visit her page to join this challenge as well. It’s guaranteed to be a bloody good time. Haha! Look at me….already using British lingo:)
Here are my picks for the challenge, although I reserve the right to edit/change my selections at any time (and I’m sure I will).
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
Jane Austen Ruined My Life by Beth Patillo
Scones and Sensibility by Lindsay Eland
Confessions of Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
Lost in Austen
I’ve had my eye on some of these titles for a few years, things that looked interesting to me – but I thought it might be best to read them after I have actually read an Austen work. Some of the titles, and the movie, came to my attention after reading fantastic reviews around the blogosphere during EA1. I’m really looking forward to this challenge. Off I go to start my Austen Adventure!