Monday, June 21, 2010

Everything Austen II Challenge

Once again Stephanie, of Stephanie's Written Word, is hosting Everything Austen (well, II this time since this is the second year!). I felt sure that I was already planning on re-reading some Austen this year so it wouldn't be a thing to work the challenge in to the years' reading plan. Not so fast my reading plan told me--you don't have a single Austen-related item on the list for this year. Oh shut up, I told my reading plan. It just so happens that I was the lucky winner of the grand prize for last years' Everything Austen challenge so I have quite a few Austen-related books that I really should read since Stephanie was nice enough to put together that lovely prize package. So this year for the challenge, which runs from July 1, 2010 to January 1, 2011, here is what I plan to do:

"Being Jane Austen" by Jon Spence
"Lady Susan, The Watsons, and Sandition" all by Jane Austen
"Pride & Prejudice" the Marvel Comics set
"Lost in Austen" by Emma Campbell Webster
"Jane Bites Back" by Michael Thomas Ford

"Sex and The Austen Girl" created by Laura Viera Rigler for
one of the BBC adaptations--I haven't decided on this one yet

Listen To:
"Emma" by Austen on

I also have "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" by Seth Grahame-Smith but one Austen-based creature book may be all I can handle!


  1. Lisa, I was thinking of joining this challenge, too! So glad to see that you are! I have some neglected Austen on my shelf, so that should do the trick. Crikey, there are so many great challenges this year :) Cheers!

  2. Oh, nice! I'm glad you'll be taking part. I know I had fun last year, and it's bound to be even better this year, now that we know our limitations (and what we can handle...). Good luck!

  3. I'm glad to see you signed up! Have fun!

  4. I've been watching the episodes of Sex and the Austen Girl... they're very funny!

  5. I really need to read some more Austen this year, so I will be thinking about this challenge. Thanks for posting this!!

  6. I'm going to participate in this one because I haven't completed my other Austen challenge in time!!!

  7. I'm going to join this again too . . . hopefully I will get my post up and around in the next couple of days. It will be fun to read your reviews!

  8. I'll be participating in this challenge too! I need to do my post yet! Good luck and Happy Reading!

  9. I loved the challenge last year...but this year with trying to get school finished etc I just don't have the time! So I will have to live vicariously through you and other participants!

    I'll be interested in how you like Jane Bites was different than I was expecting. And P&P&Z was just hilarious, but I like that sort of parody!

  10. I really enjoyed Jane Bites Back when I read it last year - hope you like it too!!