Saturday, June 27, 2009

Everything Austen Challenge

Everything Austen Challenge
July 1, 2009 – January 1, 2010
~~ completed ~~

Go to Everything Austen II here.

I first saw this challenge at Debbie's World of Books and thought it was just right for me in my current Austen mode.

All you need to do is sign up and pick out what six Austen-themed things you want to finish to complete the challenge. more info

And, if 6 is not enough. You can double the challenge at Austenprose.


I've been so turned on and inspired to check out more Austen stuff after reading everyone's self-challenge selections and posted reviews. I'm gonna go beyond my original six picks. I'm sure I'll be adding more along the way. I've got the Austen fever.

*Note: I decided to include my Hubby's rating and review comments on my Austen movie posts, because he is going to be watching most of the movies with me anyway. I'm also gonna try to get him to read his first Austen novel. I thought it might be fun to get a guy's perspective.


My Giveaways:

Never Slow Dance With A Zombie book tor those who have read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by September 5, 2009. Details here.

Sense & Sensibility & Sea Monsters book - offer ends September 14, 2009

Pemberley Ball - virtual party with various giveaways - offer ends November 29, 2009

Janes Bites Back book - offer ends December 28, 2009


My Austenesque challenge picks:

Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen and illustrated by Hugh Thomson
-this will be a re-read, but a first read of this edition
-i'm looking forward to viewing the sweet Victorian illustrations along the way.

and those using the P&P theme:

According to Jane
by Marilyn Brant - my review

Prada and Prejudice
by Mandy Hubbard - my review
-YA and posted pre-challenge

Mandy Hubbard
- author interview

Flirting with Pride and Prejudice
edited by Jennifer Crusie
-Essays, short stories, quiz - my review

Pride, Prejudice & Zombies
by Sean Grahame-Smith - my review
-a twisted version with illustrations

An Assembly Such as This:
A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentlemen
by Pamela Aidan - my review
-Darcy's perspective during Pride and Prejudice

Seducing Mr. Darcy
by Gwen Cready - my review
-Darcy in danger

Love, Lies and Lizzie
(Jane Austen in the 21st Century)
by Rosie Rushton - my review

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre
by Amanda Grange - my review
-a twisted Darcy version

Pride and Prejudice graphic novel
by Nancy Butler (Author)
Hugo Petrus (Illustrator)
-comic book #1
-comic book #2 - my review
-comic book #3
-comic book #4
-comic book #5

Darcy's Hunger:
A Vampire Retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
by Regina Jeffers

Sense and Sensibility
by Jane Austen
-this will be a re-read

and those using the S&S theme:

The Dashwood Sisters' Secrets of Love

by Rosie Rushton - my review

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters
-just gotta check out the sea monsters

Mansfield Park
by Jane Austen - my review
-this will be my first reading

and those using the MP theme:

Mansfield Park And Mummies
Monster Mayhem, Matrimony, Ancient Curses, True Love, and Other Dire Delights
by Jane Austen And Vera Nazarian
(release date: October 15, 2009)

the remaining 3 of Jane's original 6:

Northanger Abbey
by Jane Austen
-this will be a re-read

by Jane Austen
-this will be my first reading

by Jane Austen
-this will be my first reading
-currently reading


Lady Susan - my review


Jane Austen's Sewing Box:
Craft Projects and Stories from Jane Austen's Novels

by Jennifer Forest - preview
-I plan on doing a craft from this book. So stay tuned for pics.

Tea with Jane Austen
by Kim Wilson

Becoming Jane
-movie soundtrack - my review

What Would Jane Austen Do?
by Laurie Brown - my review

Jane Bites Back
by Michael Thomas Ford
(release date: December 29, 2009)

Lost in Austen - DVD - my review

The Jane Austen Book Club (2007) - my review

Mansfield Park (1999)

Persuasion (2007) - my review

Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000)
-Sense and Sensibility theme - Indian
-see At Pemberly's review

Movies to re-watch:

Bride and Prejudice (2004)

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) - my review

Clueless (1995)

Emma (1996) - my review

Pride and Prejudice (2006)

Sense and Sensibility (1995) - my review

Sense and Sensibility (2008) - my review


* updates and links will be made to this post as reviews go up

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