The rules can't get any easier - just pick six Austen-themed things to do between July 1, 2009 and January 1, 2010. The possibilities are endless! Jane's own writing, movies based on her novels, sequels, spin-offs, biographies...see what I mean?
I have a list to choose from, but will make some adjustments as the challenge progresses. Here is my starting point:
Jane Austen novels:
re-read Pride and Prejudice, the new annotated version
re-read Northanger Abbey
Pride and Prejudice, BBC version (Colin Firth will always be my Mr. Darcy)
Pride and Prejudice, 2005 (Daughter #1's favorite - Matthew Macfayden is her Darcy!)
Lost in Austen
Books already on the nightstand:
Two Guys Read Jane Austen by Steve Chandler and Terrence Hill
Jane Austen: A Life by Claire Tomalin
The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy by Mary Street (not to be missed, according to Daughter #1)
Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
The annotated Pride and Prejudice was already part of my summer reading plan, as was Two Guys Read Jane Austen. Austen-related novels always make for good summer reading, and I'd watch P&P again even without a challenge. This is a challenge that I can definitely complete! Thanks, Stephanie, for hosting such a fun challenge.
1. Lost in Austen - DVD... see review here.
2. Two Guys Read Jane Austen by Steve Chandler and Terrence N. Hill - reviewed here.
3. "I Dated Jane Austen" by T.C. Boyle - reviewed here