Stephanie, at Stephanie's Written Word (http://thewrittenword.wordpress.com/), is hosting an Everything Austen Challenge. It's just the thing for an Austenphile, such as myself. The challenge will run for six months (July 1, 2009 – January 1, 2010)! All you need to do is pick out what six Austen-themed things you want to finish to complete the challenge. Stephanie has a lengthy list of things you can choose from to complete the challenge. Just for signing up for the Everything Austen Challenge you will qualify to win a copy of Lost in Austen on DVD. To win, post about the Everything Austen Challenge on your blog and sign up with Mr. Linky by July 15th. Your six things can be any combination of Austen's books, movies based on those books, or any of the sequels.
Here is what I'm planning on doing for the challenge:
Reread "Mansfield Park"
Watch "Sense and Sensibility" starring Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson
Read "Austenland" by Shannon Hale
Read "The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen" by Syrie Jones
Watch "Bridget Jones' Diary"
Watch "Emma" starring Gywenth Paltrow
This may change based on whether or not I'm able to find sequels that interest me or other versions of the movies based on Austen's books.
Stephanie will be offering more prizes throughout the six months of the challenge so check back with her often!