I decided to use today’s Sunday Salon to do my post for the Everything Austen Challenge.
The details! 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.
The cool thing is that the Austen-themed things can be either books or movies, and can include any of the Austen “spin-offs,” such as Shannon Hale’s Austenland or Laurie Viera Rigler’s Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict. You can pick and choose: six movies, six books, or a mixture of both – whatever works best for you!
My six Austen-related things will be:
1. Read Lost in Austen by Emma Campbell Webster – this is a choose-your-own-adventure type novel for Austen addicts!
2. Watch Lost in Austen, the mini-series.
3. Re-read Persuasion, my favorite Austen novel.
4. Watch Persuasion, the 1995 version, starring Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds.
5. Watch Persuasion, the 2007 version, starring Rupert Penry-Jones and Sally Hawkins.
6. Read Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler.
Be sure to click over to the challenge page linked above and sign up! Stephanie has helpfully posted a huge list of Austen-themed books and movies.
Other book-related posts this week: