The goal was to pick six things Austen to read/watch/view/listen from mid summer to January 1. I created a list. Of only six things. Some participants made a list of what looked like a zillion JA things! Why I only picked a specific six things is beyond me. Ok, no, that's not true. I was trying to force myself to read some non-fiction (always a chore for me) and take in some other Jane focused items I have ignored.
Here's my list that I officially said I'd do:
- A Memoir of Jane Austen by James Austen-Leigh
- 101 Things You Didn't Know About Jane Austen: The Truth About the World's Most Intriguing Literary Heroine by Patrice Hannon
- (DONE.) Find a copy of the Jane Austen Cookbook by Maggie Black OR Cooking with Jane Austen by Kirsten Olsen OR Tea with Jane Austen by Kim Wilson and make something from one of them--find a recipe for scones or biscuits perhaps?
- (DONE.) A Walk with Jane Austen: A Journey into Adventure, Love & Faith by Lori Smith (memoir)
- (DONE.) Mansfield Park Revisited: A Jane Austen Entertainment by Joan Aiken
- (DONE.) Watch Miss Austen Regrets
And here's what I actually did, including all items listed as done in the previous list.
- Watched Persausion at least once (with Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds).
- Watched P&P 2005 at least once (it's a bit more managable than the '95 version when you've got a kiddo).
- Particpated in the Lady Susan online read hosted by the ladies of Austenprose.
- Read several JA inspired pieces of fiction (Jane Austen in Boca by Paula Marantz Cohen, The Matters at Mansfield Or, the Crawford Affair by Carrie Bebris.)