Monday, January 14, 2013

The Pride and Prejudice Bicentenary Challenge 2013




Hi Everyone!

Ok Ok, after failing the two challenges I signed up for last year I wasn't going to sign up for more than one this year, but after wallowing in self pity for a couple of weeks ;) I'm feeling better! And I'm ready to take on the world! Or better yet, to take on a couple more challenges! Beside the basic Goodreads reading challenge, I'm signing up for The Pride and Prejudice Bicentenary Challenge 2013 hosted by Austenprose!

What's so cool about this challenge is there are so many choices to pick from, from Austen's orginal writings to sequels and spinoffs! And you're not limited to just books -- MOVIES count too!!

I am choosing to do the Disciple level, which means I have to complete 5 to 8 selections. Seems easy enough.




Here's my plan so far (subject to change):

1. Pride, Prejudice, and the Perfect Match by Marilyn Brant -- completed (my review)

2. The Last Man in the World by Abigail Reynolds (re-read) -- completed (my review)

3. Pride and Prejudice DVD 2005 version with my favorite Darcy, Matthew MacFadyen :)

4. Attempting Elizabeth by Jessica Grey (A new Austenesque novel just released!) -- completed (my review)

5. A Fair Prospect by Cassandra Grafton (A new P&P inspired story coming soon!)

6. Loving Miss Darcy by Nancy Kelley (A P&P sequel just released!) -- completed (my review)

7. A Most Civil Proposal by C. P. Odom -- completed (my review)

8. All the Appearance of Goodness by Maria Grace -- completed (my review)

9. When They Fall in Love by Mary Lydon Simonsen -- completed (my review)







There you have it. I'm starting with five selections, but I'm sure I'll complete all eight selections, if not more! Pride and Prejudice is my favorite of Austen's stories, and I love reading P&P variations!

Update: As you can see I've added to my list, and will probably keep adding to it through out the year! I'm sure I'll be moving up to the Aficionada, 9 - 12 selections.

What a fantastic way to celebrate the anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice! 200 years! Amazing! To join the fun, head over to Austenprose and sign up! 

What challenges are you doing this year? 


19 comments:

  1. Candy!
    I'm so excited my book is one of the ones you're choosing for the challenge -- thank you :).
    You probably already know that P&P is my favorite of the Austen books, too, and I'd love to read a few more variations of it this year, as part of the challenge or just for fun!!
    Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Hi Marilyn! Of course! I LOVED it!! Stay tuned, I'll be posting a review for it on Thursday!
      As I said above, I was upset with myself for not finishing my challenges last year, and feeling a bit overwhelmed with my life recently, I just wasn't going to do any challenges this year. When I looked at this challenge and the list of books I already had scheduled to read, I realized this is very doable for me!!

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  2. Great choices, Candy! Very exciting about the new releases!

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    1. Thanks, Meredith! I can't wait to read them! :)

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  3. I signed up, as well, but since I don't have a blog I didn't choose my books/films in advance. A Fair Prospect is new to me so I'm really curious about that one!

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  4. Ooh - were we supposed to choose our books in advanced?

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    1. Hi Angie! I don't think there are any hard and fast rules. Just have fun! :)

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  5. I don't think so, it just seems like a lot of people did.

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    1. Thanks, Monica! I have been busy most of the afternoon and evening! :)

      I'm sure you have a long TBR list of books to choose from anyways! I know I do!

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  6. Candy, so glad you are reading Attempting Elizabeth. Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. HI Jessica! I'm really looking forward to reading it! Can't wait! :D

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  7. Candy, thanks so much for listing my book! I do hope you enjoy it when you get to it!

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    1. Hi Cassandra! You're welcome! I'm looking forward to reading it! I wish I could sit and read all day long! There are so many good books to read. :)

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  8. Nice choices Candy! I signed up for this challenge too, but since I don't have a blog I haven't chose all my books yet. I did read Mr. Darcy's Angel of Mercy this month, which I loved! I also signed up for the Austenprose Regency Romance challenge. I've already read two of Candice Hern's books and I really enjoyed them. I love discovering new authors. Good luck with your challenge!!

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    1. Thanks, Kelli! Ooh, I loved Mr. Darcy's Angel of Mercy too! I need to add a new book to my list, I'm going to be reading Nancy Kelley's Loving Miss Darcy. Can't wait!

      I'm thinking about signing up for the Austenprose Regency Romance Challenge too. I have four of the Candace Hern's books that I haven't read yet. I hear she's really good!

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  9. I'm in on this as well! :) I also reviewed the mvie from 2005 - I love Matthew MacFadyen's Darcy!

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    1. Hi Bettielee! I went over and checked your list. It's a good one! I really should reread P&P to truly celebrate P&P's 200th anniversary. I'm glad I found another Matthew lover!! :D

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