Monday, 23 August 2010

Jane Austen Challenge 2010- late but better than not at all

When I noticed that Anne Bennett from Head Full of Books was taking part in the Jane Austen Challenge held at The Life and Lies of an Inanimate Flying Object, I couldn't resist being a late joiner either!

I'm a Jane Austen newbie so I thought this would be a good challenge to introduce me to her novels, which I have out from my school library over the summer amongst all my other books. To complete any level on the challenge, I also have to read too Jane Austen rewrites, prequels, sequels and spoofs.

The levels and rules are:

--Anyone can participate.Sign up here:

**Newbie 2 books by J. Austen, 2 re-writes, prequels, sequels, or spoofs (by other authors)
**Lover 4 books by J. Austen, 4 re-writes, prequels, sequels, or spoofs (by other authors)
** Fanatic 6+ books by J. Austen, 5+ re-writes, prequels, sequels, or spoofs (by other authors)
--Challenge books can overlap with other challenges.

Given the late stage of the year, I am going to aim for the 'newbie' level and the books that I am picking are:
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Emma
  • I was Jane Austen's Best Friend (already read and reviewed)
  • Lydia Bennett's Story (a sequel to Pride and Prejudice


  1. I am doing this one :) It is a great way to get to know Austen's work!

  2. Yes, especially for some people who always say 'I will get round to reading JA someday' like me. I will check out which prequels, equels, re writes and spoofs you are reading if there's a post on your blog about it :)

  3. Oh what a cool Challenge. I can't wait for your reviews.


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