Friday, December 10, 2010

Jane Austen Challenge 2011!

If you have been a follower of my blog for any amount of time, you should know that I love to read and I love books and I also love a good challenge! I enjoy readinig all the bestsellers topping the lists today, but  deep down I am a lover of all the classics works of fiction.


When I started seeing all the reading challenges popping up on Twitter over the past month, I, of course, couldn't resist participating in a few of them. {check out my sidebar to see which one(s) I chose.} But, one challenge that I never saw come up was a Jane Austen challenge.


I, personally, love anything Jane. Have I read all of her books? No, which is another reason why I decided to host this challenge.


Starting January 1, 2011, I will be hosting a Jane Austen Challenge here at A Faithful Journey. I am so excited about this!

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The rules of this challenge are easy and as follows:

  • Starts January 1, 2011 and ends December 31, 2011
  • Can be any Jane Austen published novel or a novel inspired by one of her works.
  • Read as many or as little as you like. There are no "limits" to this challenge.
  • I'm planning on having monthly check-ins where you can link-up letting us know how you are doing in your initial goals for the challenge. {thinking of doing this on Fridays, but at the moment this is tentative}
  • Hoping to have prizes offered along the way for those who stick with it. {details are still being worked out for this as well}
  • Any movies inspired by her novels are welcomed too!
  • You do not need to have a blog to join in on all the reading fun!
  • Have fun and get as much of Jane in 2011 as you possibly can!
I searched the web and compiled a list of Jane Austen title's and inspired titles, just to help you out a bit.

Jane Austen Titles

Inspired by Jane Books


There are a ton more, but I figured this was enough to get you going. I have to admit that I'm just as excited to read Jane's novels as I am some of the inspired ones!

Will you join me? If so, grab the button for your blog, write a post stating what books you would like to read by the end of 2011, and come link-up on January 1st-January 7th!

The titles I am hoping to have read by the end of 2011 are all six of Jane's published works as well as a few inspired novels such as Jane Austen Ruined My Life and Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart, Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict, and Becoming Jane Austen.

Looking forward to a fun year reading some classics and not so classics together with all of you!


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ~ John 1:1

29 comments:

  1. Hello, I am a new follower via Ifellowship. You have a lovely blog and I'm super excited about the challenge!

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  2. Great idea! I have read a set of inspired books that my husband bought me for Christmas a few years back. I am in on this one! My fave P&P movie is the newest one. Just love it!

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  3. Ooh..Hmm...Ok, let me think about this. I'm starting my Lucy Maud Montgomery challenge in January and I know that'll be my focus for a next little bit. But I have been wanting to re-read some Austen and since you are giving us a whole year to participate...that sounds workable. ;D

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  4. Found you on the blog hop! I'm your newest follower! http://aworldofcrafts.blogspot.com/
    Great Blog!

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  5. My book club just finished reading Lady Susan also! You guys should definitely check it out!

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  6. Don't forget her novel 'Lady Susan.' :-)

    I might be back to join this. I'm looking for a good Austen challenge for 2011. :-)

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  7. I have never read a jane austen book i might join not sure what are her books like?

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  8. Thanks for reminding me about Lady Susan! Adding that to my list as well! :)

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  10. This looks wonderful! Hope it's not to late to participate. I LOVE Jane Austen's books.

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  11. Hi, I heard about this challenge on another blog. I hope it isn't too late to join!

    I've read all but three of Jane Austen's novels, and I would love to get them all finished in 2011!

    http://blogfulofbooks.blogspot.com/2010/12/jane-austen-reading-challenge.html

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  12. I am going to consider joining this challenge. I'm not sure yet. I have read a lot of her books, but I may spend more time reading books inspired by her.

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  13. I've read all of Jane Austen's books, some of them two or three times. What a fun challenge!

    Celee

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  14. Hello, Thanks for hosting this challenge. I am really exited to begin my year of Austen in 2011. I am committing to read all 6 of Jane's works in 2011.

    http://scarletpurls.blogspot.com

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  15. I'm in. I may be a total bum for admitting it but I've never read a Jane Austen book. But I love Mr. Darcy. I'm excited about this challenge.

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    Following your blog!
    Please follow back!
    If you could follow me on Facebook, that would be great!
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    Thanks
    The Dad!

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  17. I love Jane Austen and will be joining in your challenge! I know I'm a day late, but I stumbled upon your blog and I've really enjoyed what I've read so far! Will be back to see more!

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  18. I just realized that I posted your link on my blog but never left you a comment! Yeesh!

    Here's my post; http://skyhighjourney.blogspot.com/2011/01/i-am-joining-my-dear-friend-cb-in-jane.html

    I am looking forward to reading Jane!

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  19. Sounds good to me! I had planned to do this last year, but failed miserably, so I'm ready to try again.

    Jeanine
    http://janeaustenyear.blogspot.com/

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  20. joining you guys but missed commenting before the link-up deadline. i'll be reading along. :)


    http://lvarkonda.wordpress.com

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  21. haven't heard back so wanting to say i'm another 'janeite' in ~

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  22. There's nothing better than reading Jane Austen!
    Enjoy, Everyone!
    Many Blessings!

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  23. Should we post as we finish a title or wait until the end of a month to post?

    Angie www.boundtogetherforgood.blogspot.com

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  24. Amy, it's March, but I just saw this and would love to participate! I too and enamored of all things Miss Austen. :) In fact for last crop, we had chick flick night and watched Emma and Sense & Sensibility! Fun night.

    Always,
    Tamara
    http://apronstringsandholythings.blogspot.com

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  25. I really should post about this challenge regularly.
    I think I will begin doing it at the end of each month from now on.
    www.boundtogetherforgood.blogspot.com

    Has anyone completed any goals toward this reading challenge?

    I did! I finished reading Emma in early March. It is the second Jane Austen title I have read. The other title I've read is Pride and Prejudice. I loved Pride and Prejudice and very much enjoyed reading Emma.
    I wonder which title I will choose to read next...

    I am so glad I know about this challenge!

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  26. Hello, I am a new follower.I love to join your challenge.

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  27. Can't stop myself to join your challenge..
    pnr status

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  28. I read Pride and Prejudice in February of 2010. Living in England convinced me I'd probably love her writing; and I do!

    I finished reading Emma in March 2011.

    I am reading/listening to Northanger Abbey right now.

    I would like to read at least one more Jane Austen title during 2011.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Jane Austen Challenge 2011!

If you have been a follower of my blog for any amount of time, you should know that I love to read and I love books and I also love a good challenge! I enjoy readinig all the bestsellers topping the lists today, but  deep down I am a lover of all the classics works of fiction.


When I started seeing all the reading challenges popping up on Twitter over the past month, I, of course, couldn't resist participating in a few of them. {check out my sidebar to see which one(s) I chose.} But, one challenge that I never saw come up was a Jane Austen challenge.


I, personally, love anything Jane. Have I read all of her books? No, which is another reason why I decided to host this challenge.


Starting January 1, 2011, I will be hosting a Jane Austen Challenge here at A Faithful Journey. I am so excited about this!

Photobucket



The rules of this challenge are easy and as follows:

  • Starts January 1, 2011 and ends December 31, 2011
  • Can be any Jane Austen published novel or a novel inspired by one of her works.
  • Read as many or as little as you like. There are no "limits" to this challenge.
  • I'm planning on having monthly check-ins where you can link-up letting us know how you are doing in your initial goals for the challenge. {thinking of doing this on Fridays, but at the moment this is tentative}
  • Hoping to have prizes offered along the way for those who stick with it. {details are still being worked out for this as well}
  • Any movies inspired by her novels are welcomed too!
  • You do not need to have a blog to join in on all the reading fun!
  • Have fun and get as much of Jane in 2011 as you possibly can!
I searched the web and compiled a list of Jane Austen title's and inspired titles, just to help you out a bit.

Jane Austen Titles

Inspired by Jane Books


There are a ton more, but I figured this was enough to get you going. I have to admit that I'm just as excited to read Jane's novels as I am some of the inspired ones!

Will you join me? If so, grab the button for your blog, write a post stating what books you would like to read by the end of 2011, and come link-up on January 1st-January 7th!

The titles I am hoping to have read by the end of 2011 are all six of Jane's published works as well as a few inspired novels such as Jane Austen Ruined My Life and Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart, Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict, and Becoming Jane Austen.

Looking forward to a fun year reading some classics and not so classics together with all of you!


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ~ John 1:1

29 comments:

  1. Hello, I am a new follower via Ifellowship. You have a lovely blog and I'm super excited about the challenge!

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  2. Great idea! I have read a set of inspired books that my husband bought me for Christmas a few years back. I am in on this one! My fave P&P movie is the newest one. Just love it!

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  3. Ooh..Hmm...Ok, let me think about this. I'm starting my Lucy Maud Montgomery challenge in January and I know that'll be my focus for a next little bit. But I have been wanting to re-read some Austen and since you are giving us a whole year to participate...that sounds workable. ;D

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  4. Found you on the blog hop! I'm your newest follower! http://aworldofcrafts.blogspot.com/
    Great Blog!

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  5. My book club just finished reading Lady Susan also! You guys should definitely check it out!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Don't forget her novel 'Lady Susan.' :-)

    I might be back to join this. I'm looking for a good Austen challenge for 2011. :-)

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  7. I have never read a jane austen book i might join not sure what are her books like?

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  8. Thanks for reminding me about Lady Susan! Adding that to my list as well! :)

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  9. http://realmomreviews.blogspot.com/
    Following your blog! Please follow back!
    If you could follow me on Facebook, that would be awesome too!!
    http://www.facebook.com/RealMomReviews
    Thanks for your time!
    Skye

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  10. This looks wonderful! Hope it's not to late to participate. I LOVE Jane Austen's books.

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  11. Hi, I heard about this challenge on another blog. I hope it isn't too late to join!

    I've read all but three of Jane Austen's novels, and I would love to get them all finished in 2011!

    http://blogfulofbooks.blogspot.com/2010/12/jane-austen-reading-challenge.html

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  12. I am going to consider joining this challenge. I'm not sure yet. I have read a lot of her books, but I may spend more time reading books inspired by her.

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  13. I've read all of Jane Austen's books, some of them two or three times. What a fun challenge!

    Celee

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  14. Hello, Thanks for hosting this challenge. I am really exited to begin my year of Austen in 2011. I am committing to read all 6 of Jane's works in 2011.

    http://scarletpurls.blogspot.com

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  15. I'm in. I may be a total bum for admitting it but I've never read a Jane Austen book. But I love Mr. Darcy. I'm excited about this challenge.

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  16. http://www.RealDadReviews.com
    Following your blog!
    Please follow back!
    If you could follow me on Facebook, that would be great!
    http://www.facebook.com/RealDadReviews
    Thanks
    The Dad!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love Jane Austen and will be joining in your challenge! I know I'm a day late, but I stumbled upon your blog and I've really enjoyed what I've read so far! Will be back to see more!

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  18. I just realized that I posted your link on my blog but never left you a comment! Yeesh!

    Here's my post; http://skyhighjourney.blogspot.com/2011/01/i-am-joining-my-dear-friend-cb-in-jane.html

    I am looking forward to reading Jane!

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  19. Sounds good to me! I had planned to do this last year, but failed miserably, so I'm ready to try again.

    Jeanine
    http://janeaustenyear.blogspot.com/

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  20. joining you guys but missed commenting before the link-up deadline. i'll be reading along. :)


    http://lvarkonda.wordpress.com

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  21. haven't heard back so wanting to say i'm another 'janeite' in ~

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  22. There's nothing better than reading Jane Austen!
    Enjoy, Everyone!
    Many Blessings!

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  23. Should we post as we finish a title or wait until the end of a month to post?

    Angie www.boundtogetherforgood.blogspot.com

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  24. Amy, it's March, but I just saw this and would love to participate! I too and enamored of all things Miss Austen. :) In fact for last crop, we had chick flick night and watched Emma and Sense & Sensibility! Fun night.

    Always,
    Tamara
    http://apronstringsandholythings.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I really should post about this challenge regularly.
    I think I will begin doing it at the end of each month from now on.
    www.boundtogetherforgood.blogspot.com

    Has anyone completed any goals toward this reading challenge?

    I did! I finished reading Emma in early March. It is the second Jane Austen title I have read. The other title I've read is Pride and Prejudice. I loved Pride and Prejudice and very much enjoyed reading Emma.
    I wonder which title I will choose to read next...

    I am so glad I know about this challenge!

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  26. Hello, I am a new follower.I love to join your challenge.

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  27. Can't stop myself to join your challenge..
    pnr status

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  28. I read Pride and Prejudice in February of 2010. Living in England convinced me I'd probably love her writing; and I do!

    I finished reading Emma in March 2011.

    I am reading/listening to Northanger Abbey right now.

    I would like to read at least one more Jane Austen title during 2011.

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