Usually #AusteninAugust is hosted by Adam over at Roof Beam Reader, but he is incredibly busy this year so it's being hosted by Lost Generation Reader. Here is a link to the host's Masterpost, so check that out for more info and where to sign up in case you want to join (you know you do!). Now, here's for my Masterpost.Austen in August: is an annual reading challenge hosted by Roof Beam Reader, who has handed over the reins to Lost Generation Reader this year, as he is unable to host. The goal is to read as many Jane Austen novels, stories, and unfinished manuscripts as you can whilst encompassing the spin-offs, sequels, re-tellings, and biographies that also exist about this wickedly dynamic author who is still able to captivate an audience 196 years after her death! Master Post & Archive of 2014 Event : Sign-Up Post :
exual rewrites of classics, which also included a Pride & Prejudice rewrite, which included the sex scenes Jane never wrote. Now, in the spirit of bettering myself, I have decided that this week, while rereading some of the classics, I will also try to read adaptations and spin-offs. I hope I'll be able to not be to prejudiced against the from the start.
I think rather than review the rereads I'll just be reading them and then writing a post about some passages etc. which will sort of be a review. I'll figure it out as I go along I'm sure.
Books I plan to read:
- As if I would go this event without rereading Pride & Prejudice.
- Persuasion is another favourite of mine.
- Lady Susan is one I haven't read in ages, but I really enjoyed it when I did. - Here's my review/discussion of Lady Susan, Feminism and Jane Austen
- Sense & Sensibility. I read this one once before and didn't like it, maybe now I will!
- Pride & Prejudice Annotated by Jane Austen & Amy Armstrong. Yup, this is the sex one... please save me from myself.
- Austenland by Shannon Hale. Still haven't seen the movie yet!
- Longbourn by Jo Baker. This one sounds really interesting!
- The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Kate Rorick, Bernie Su. I never really cared for the Youtube videos, but this might be fun! (I got a copy through Netgalley)
- Emma and Elton: Something Truly Horrid by Alexa Adams. This one sounds really interesting!
- The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet by Colleen McCullough. I always had a soft spot for Mary.
I might update this post as I read, but this should be it for now! Can't wait to get started, might start right now! You thinking about joining up? It'll be a lot of fun with giveaways and everything!