Everything Austen Challenge II

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.


Brittany_Va-Voom Vintage said...

wow, it's so funny that you posted this. I JUST put on sense and sensibility to watch while I put my laundry away! I think I'll have to take the challenge!! xoxo

Stephanie said...

I'm so glad that you will have decided to join Everything Austen. There will be lots of opportunities to win all sorts of Austenish goodies!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Paltrow makes a perfect Emma! And Jeremy Northam plays a perfect Mr. Knightley. That is absolutely the BEST Emma of the three Emma movies I've seen. I love it, and think you will too. You won't be sorry! :-)

So, you could make that #4 on your list. ;-)

Shannon said...

Oh, you really should give Emma (with Paltrow) a try! She's not my favorite actress, but she does a fabulous job as Emma. And Jeremy Northam is positively swoon-worthy as Knightley.

I've read Mr Knightley's Diary, and a few more by Amanda Grange. I love her works!

Carol@Dandelion Vintage said...

OK, maybe I'll give Emma with Platrow another try. I really liked the new Emma with Romola Garai.

vvb32 reads said...

Hi Carol
To enhance your Jane Austen experience this year, I thought you may be interested in my Jane Austen related event.

The Pemberley Ball!

Schedule is up with posts and giveaways all about Mr Darcy:

You are welcome to enter any of the giveaways which all end Nov 28.

ps: Come by and get a dose of Darcy!