It's so nice to know that I'm not the only one obsessed with all things Jane Austen. I've read the books several times, seen most of the movies (except for Emma with Paltrow, because I can't ignore that snotty smirk that she usually has on her face) and last year I even started reading the 'sequels' and other books inspired by Jane Austen.
So obsessive am I, I am going to sign up for Everything Austen II
So you are thinking 'What is that? You Jane Austen geek'
'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.'
So I can either read books, see movies or create an Austen inspired item to participate. Easy! Especially since it is Summer and I already have some Jane Austen set aside for reading while laying in the sun.
I'm not going to pick all 6 of my items right now, because they might change or I might find something else in the next 6 months.
1. 'Mansfield Park' - I just started re-reading this
2. 'Jane Austen's Sewing Box: Craft Projects and Stories from Jane Austen's Novels' - I just purchased this and I'm hoping to be inspired to do at least one of the craft/sewing projects in it.
3. 'Jane Austen's Letters'
4. 'Becoming Jane' - I've already started reading this one too.
5. 'Mr. Knightley's Diary' - I just picked this up at the Strathmere Library today 6/19
I've got to add some movies to that list too.