Thursday, June 24, 2010

Everything Austen 2

I know I barely scraped in under the wire for my "All About the Brontes" Challenge, but this is Jane, I quote her daily, I've read all of her novel... except Mansfield Park, which I've never finished, and a few sequels, some of which were atrocious, and seen film adaptations of all her novels.
So, I'm going to do it. I missed the Challenge 1, but I'll come in strong in this second one. Here are the six reading/watching/crafting tasks I will tackle between July 1 and January 1:
1.Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (I will finish it this time, in spite of Fanny)
2. The Lost Memoir of Jane Austen by Syrie James
3. Cassandra and Jane by Jill Pitkeathley
4. Sense and Sensibility 1995
5. Lady Susan by Jane Austen
6. I will be designing and sewing a regency style reticule based off of period sketches (I think it's really cool that crafts are an option for the challenge)

Who knows, maybe I'll pick up a few more along the way, but these are what I'm committing to.


  1. That's a great Jane Austen project! Have you seen the 1995 (I think) Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth? I loved that one.

    I've heard the new BBC Emma miniseries is excellent, too.

    Good to see you're online! :-) Are you all done with school for now? Don't forget us on the RH board. ;-)

  2. I agree, there are some pretty bad sequels to Austen novels! I have to say though that I read Marsha Altmans The Darcys and the Bingleys last year and really enjoyed them!!

  3. Thanks for the tip- like I said, I may be inspired to go beyond the six things I plan.

  4. Hi Odessa
    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!