Thursday, July 9, 2009

Everything Austen

Click on this cute little pic to find out about a fun Austen Challenge at:

Stephanie's Written Word

To participate not only do I link her to my blog, but I commit to doing 6 Austen related things in the next 6 months. (click on the colored/big words for more info;)

This is my plan:

  • Read Emma - I've never read this before so I'm really enjoying this right now :)

  • Watch Emma - I'll probably watch the Gweneth Paltrow version as this is the version that's playing in my head as I read the book. I'm forcing myself to NOT WATCH IT until I finish the book.

  • I also want to watch Clueless. I've seen this movie a few times before. Just a few months back I caught part of it and I realized - "Hey That's EMMA!" So I want to watch it after I finish the book.

  • Read The Dashwood Sisters' Secrets of Love. I interrupted my Emma read for this book. I read it Monday and Tuesday this week. It's a Young Adult book so it was a really easy read. Cute and fun. I had a hard time not picturing the sisters in their Austen era gowns and houses though.

  • Watch Pride and Prejudice - This is always and all time favorite. Five hours with Colin Firth?? What's not to love. (even if... or should I say especially if... you know what movie I'm talking about you're going to want to click on my P&P link!)

  • Read Pride, Prejudice and Zombies - This is so intriguing to me! I love the idea of a rewrite with zombies! Who woulda thunk it?

I think think it'll be a lot of fun and great excuse to get to do some reading and watching of Austen Stuff.

I learned about this challenge through my sisters blog: The Little White Attic. Who is a great Austen afficianado and will be hosting her own blog giveaway on Friday so you better go check her out.


ramsam said...

You go girl! It osunds like a great challenge..I don't dare commit just yet, but in my mind I think..yeah, I could do that!

Artzy Heart said...

Shannon...I want to know more about Everything Austen. I like the 6 challenges you set for yourself and may try a few myself.

Laura said...

You're a little crazy, you know.

really, I love passions.