We are so happy to see that the Everything Austen Challenge at Stephanie’s Written Word blog has had such an outstanding response. As of today, there are over 115 participants ready and willing to read and or watch six Austen or Austen inspired books, or view movie adaptations and spinoffs over the next six months. Sign-ups continue through July 15th, so don’t delay. There is an abundance of all around Austen geekiness and prizes too! Here is our list of six choices to meet the challenge:
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Sense and Sensibility (1971)
Love, Lies and Lizzie, by Rosie Rushton
Mr. Darcy, Vampyre, by Amanda Grange
The Other Mr. Darcy, by Monica Fairview
Darcy and Anne, by Judith Brocklehurst
As we mentioned in our post on Jane Austen Today, we are very happy to participate – but fear that we shall meet six more quickly than we would like to reveal. So in the genteel spirit of Austen one-upmanship, we raise your ante of six Austen inspired books or movies to twelve by January 2010. That’s two Austen inspired books or movies a month. SO easy, you won’t even have to try, right? Here is our second set of movies and books:
Prada and Prejudice, by Mandy Hubbard
Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict, by Laurie Viera Rigler
Darcy’s Hunger, by Regina Jeffers
Willoughby’s Return, by Jane Odiwe
To participate, sign up for the Everything Austen Challenge and follow Stephanie’s protocol for reading/viewing and posting your choices. If you meet the Everything Austen Challenge X Two by reading and or viewing 12 Austen inspired books or movies by January 2010, you will be eligible not only for the drawing of copy of a Lost in Austen DVD, but also for a copy of a book or movie of your choice from my reading/viewing list that I am throwing in the pot.
Hope everyone enjoys their choices. I am looking forward to mine.