Another reason I simply can't resist this challenge -- before I launched A Sea of Books, I tried to devise some sort of Jane Austen challenge for myself. I figured it would be fun to re-read a couple of her novels along with some of the oh-so-many Austen-themed books bending the shelves these days. I entered just about every book giveaway I could find for titles such as CONFESSIONS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT and CASSANDRA AND JANE. Alas, it just wasn't in the stars. I didn't win anything. Then I started up my blog, and I figured I just wasn't meant to be reading Jane Austen right then. Of course not! I'm meant to be WATCHING Jane Austen!
Here is my list of six Austen-themed "things" to complete by January 1, 2010:
1. Watch The Jane Austen Book Club. DONE! YEA!
2. Watch Becoming Jane. DONE! YEA!
3. Watch Persuasion (1995 Masterpiece Theater production).
4. Watch Northanger Abbey (2007 made-for-tv version). Done! Yea!
5. Watch Emma (1996 version with Kate Beckinsale).
6. Watch Lost in Austen. DONE! YEA!
7. Watch Miss Austen Regrets. Up Next
8. Watch Mansfield Park.
I haven't seen any of these particular movies before -- I'll save "repeats" for any of Austen's own novels I manage to squeeze in.
I reserve the right to read a book or two if the fates allow!
Thank you to Stephanie for devising and hosting this great challenge!