Friday, January 4, 2013
The Pride and Prejudice Bicentenary Challenge
Happy New Year, everyone!
I hope your holidays were lovely and memorable!
I'm very excited to get started with planning my reading selections in 2013, and I'm looking forward to joining a few challenges that will help guide my selections.
One of my favorite Austen-inspired websites is Austenprose, created by Laurel Ann Nattress. This year she is hosting the Pride and Prejudice Bicentenary Challenge.
Laurel Ann explains,
"If you have not read Jane Austen’s masterpiece (or would like to revisit it in honor of its special anniversary), seen all of the movies, or read all of the sequels and spinoffs, this is the year to join the challenge along with other Janeites, historical fiction, Regency romance, and period drama movie lovers."
This challenge sounds like a perfect opportunity for me to select a few Austenesque selections that having been on my TBR pile for a while, as well as revisit the classic itself, Pride and Prejudice.
I am signing up for the first level, Neophyte, and we'll see how it goes as the year progresses.
Here's my plan:
1. Pride and Prejudice, annotated edition (This was a Christmas present two years ago, and I'm dying to delve into all the Regency tidbits and historical notes.)
2. Austenland by Shannon Hale
3. Falling for Mr. Darcy by KaraLynne Mackrory
4. BBC production of Pride and Prejudice (I've watched this version a million times already, but I never ever tire of watching it!)
Hope you will join me in 2013 to celebrate Jane Austen! Please be sure to visit Austenprose for all the challenge details and to sign up if you are interested.
Posted by Joanne at 9:47 PM