Friday, January 14, 2011

Jane Austen 2011 Challenge {first check-in}

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It's our first check-in for the Jane Austen 2011 Challenge! How are you all doing? Read/watched anything yet?

I have been busy with reading the Emily books for the L.M. Montgomery challenge as well as my daily Bible in 90 Days readings to read any Jane yet. Planning on starting in February with Pride and Prejudice and going from there!

If you have read or watched anything Jane, I would love to hear your thoughts. Just leave a comment-no blog post is necessary.

Heads up: Our first giveaway will be sometime in March, so make sure to watch for that!

Until next time friends, Happy Reading!
"To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment." ~ Jane Austen 


"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all you soul, and all your strength, and all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself." ~ Luke 10:27


12 comments:

  1. I STARTED Sense and Sensibility ... but decided I'm not quite ready to read it yet. I need something a little more fluffy first and the 2nd book in a series I read last year just came in and I am just about DYING to read it LOL

    Between reading to Gabriella (her eye is doing better! But not quite totally healed yet) and my Bible in 90 Days reading, I really don't have much time for much else to read ... but I'm gonna try to dig into Sense and Sensibility after I read my fluff book lol

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  2. Not much yet here, I'm working on my L.M. Montgomery reading too! I've been doing a little bit of preparation though. I had a blog post written already, here it is: http://homewithpurpose.blogspot.com/2011/01/jane-austen-2011-reading-challenge.html

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  3. Yea! I am so excited to see how everyone is doing. I have actually dedicated a page on my blog for the event, so you can check me out here: http://therealityoflynn.blogspot.com/p/austen-challenge.html

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  4. I'm saving P&P for last - the best for last! :o) I decided to bookend with my two favorites, so I began with S&S.

    Here's what I posted on Kara's blog:
    I'm reading Sense and Sensibility and loving it! I forgot how great Austen's writing is. I also picked up one of the movie versions at the library (an early 80s version - corny sound & low quality, but good script), and have begun watching it. I've put several other versions in my Netflix queue as well. :o)

    I'd like to read something about Jane some time this year, but will have to figure out the best books on that topic. Still not sure about the inspired by Jane stuff, but if something sounds great then I might check it out. :o)

    One thing that's interesting to me in reading S&S are the similarities of some of the characters to characters in her other books. Willoughby seems to be a cross between Wickham (P&P) and Frank Churchill (Emma). The family at Barton reminds me of the silliness of some in the Bennett family. It's fun!

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  5. I've started reading "Sense and Sensibility". I'm on volume I chapter X which is where Willoughby comes into the picture. Marianne says about him, "That is what I like; that is what a young man ought to be. Whatever his pursuits, his eagerness in them should know no moderation, and leave in him no sense of fatigue." Poor Elinor! I know she was looking straight at you when she said that. There's nothing worse than a know it all. ;)
    I've also put a hold at the library on the dvd of the newest version of this book from the BBC which I have never seen. I'm really looking forward to seeing it.

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  6. I awarded you with the Stylish Blogger Award, go over to my blog to pass it on!

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  7. I need to pick up my Jane book but plan to do that this week. Had a couple review books I have to read first

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  8. I just finished Minatures and Morals; the Christian novels of Jane Austen by Peter J. Leithart, which is a really good book and helps people understand what makes Jane Austen's books so good.
    -Elisabeth

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  9. I haven't read anything by Austen this month, but I'm still in! Just wanted to check in. :-)

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  10. I've only read one Austen-themed book so far, The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy by Mary Lydon Simonsen. My review is posted here.

    I hope to read more original Austen works in the coming month!

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  11. i just finished northanger abbey last night, some of my favorite characters to love and hate, i'd say.

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  12. I've found our copy of Sense and Sensibility and put it on our desk. That's a start, right? And we've ordered an Emma DVD from the library.

    Annie Kate

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I love hearing from my readers! Thanks for stopping by and saying "Hi"!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Jane Austen 2011 Challenge {first check-in}

Photobucket


It's our first check-in for the Jane Austen 2011 Challenge! How are you all doing? Read/watched anything yet?

I have been busy with reading the Emily books for the L.M. Montgomery challenge as well as my daily Bible in 90 Days readings to read any Jane yet. Planning on starting in February with Pride and Prejudice and going from there!

If you have read or watched anything Jane, I would love to hear your thoughts. Just leave a comment-no blog post is necessary.

Heads up: Our first giveaway will be sometime in March, so make sure to watch for that!

Until next time friends, Happy Reading!
"To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment." ~ Jane Austen 


"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all you soul, and all your strength, and all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself." ~ Luke 10:27


12 comments:

  1. I STARTED Sense and Sensibility ... but decided I'm not quite ready to read it yet. I need something a little more fluffy first and the 2nd book in a series I read last year just came in and I am just about DYING to read it LOL

    Between reading to Gabriella (her eye is doing better! But not quite totally healed yet) and my Bible in 90 Days reading, I really don't have much time for much else to read ... but I'm gonna try to dig into Sense and Sensibility after I read my fluff book lol

    ReplyDelete
  2. Not much yet here, I'm working on my L.M. Montgomery reading too! I've been doing a little bit of preparation though. I had a blog post written already, here it is: http://homewithpurpose.blogspot.com/2011/01/jane-austen-2011-reading-challenge.html

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yea! I am so excited to see how everyone is doing. I have actually dedicated a page on my blog for the event, so you can check me out here: http://therealityoflynn.blogspot.com/p/austen-challenge.html

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm saving P&P for last - the best for last! :o) I decided to bookend with my two favorites, so I began with S&S.

    Here's what I posted on Kara's blog:
    I'm reading Sense and Sensibility and loving it! I forgot how great Austen's writing is. I also picked up one of the movie versions at the library (an early 80s version - corny sound & low quality, but good script), and have begun watching it. I've put several other versions in my Netflix queue as well. :o)

    I'd like to read something about Jane some time this year, but will have to figure out the best books on that topic. Still not sure about the inspired by Jane stuff, but if something sounds great then I might check it out. :o)

    One thing that's interesting to me in reading S&S are the similarities of some of the characters to characters in her other books. Willoughby seems to be a cross between Wickham (P&P) and Frank Churchill (Emma). The family at Barton reminds me of the silliness of some in the Bennett family. It's fun!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I've started reading "Sense and Sensibility". I'm on volume I chapter X which is where Willoughby comes into the picture. Marianne says about him, "That is what I like; that is what a young man ought to be. Whatever his pursuits, his eagerness in them should know no moderation, and leave in him no sense of fatigue." Poor Elinor! I know she was looking straight at you when she said that. There's nothing worse than a know it all. ;)
    I've also put a hold at the library on the dvd of the newest version of this book from the BBC which I have never seen. I'm really looking forward to seeing it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I awarded you with the Stylish Blogger Award, go over to my blog to pass it on!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I need to pick up my Jane book but plan to do that this week. Had a couple review books I have to read first

    ReplyDelete
  8. I just finished Minatures and Morals; the Christian novels of Jane Austen by Peter J. Leithart, which is a really good book and helps people understand what makes Jane Austen's books so good.
    -Elisabeth

    ReplyDelete
  9. I haven't read anything by Austen this month, but I'm still in! Just wanted to check in. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I've only read one Austen-themed book so far, The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy by Mary Lydon Simonsen. My review is posted here.

    I hope to read more original Austen works in the coming month!

    ReplyDelete
  11. i just finished northanger abbey last night, some of my favorite characters to love and hate, i'd say.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I've found our copy of Sense and Sensibility and put it on our desk. That's a start, right? And we've ordered an Emma DVD from the library.

    Annie Kate

    ReplyDelete

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