Last year, I enjoyed participating in the Everything Austen Challenge. It was so much fun that I decided to have another go this year.
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.
What is considered Austen-themed? Obviously, any of the books Jane wrote herself count, so if you’ve been contemplating reading one of her novels, now is the time! Or, maybe watch the different movie versions of Pride and Prejudice. You could even try reading one of the many sequels written by various authors or listen to the audio book version in your car on your way to work. There were even a few people during last year’s challenge who worked on cross-stitch patterns inspired by Austen. Truly, the list can be endless! All you need to do is pick six Austen-themed items to read, watch or craft to participate. Note that you can mix it up a bit – maybe commit to watching three movies and reading three books – or if your TBR pile is huge, pick out six movies you would like to watch – YOU DECIDE! Also, you can combine this with another challenge.
Since I am feeling VERY stressed and worried about my upcoming bar exam, I know that I will want to relax either as part of a study break or when I can take breaks from studying. I decided to revisit some comic movies as a way to infuse some much needed laughter in my life.
Here are my preliminary (subject to change) selections:
- Jane Austen Fight Club: I saw this AWESOME and HILARIOUS video which I decided to count for the challenge. You can find my review here.
- The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender The main character, Rose, reminds me of Emma. She is curious about the world around her and concerned with helping others while not developing much herself. You can find my review here.