"The person, whether it be a gentleman or a lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid"- Jane Austen
I just couldnt help myself, could I? I stumble across a Jane Austen reading challenge and I simply must take part!
This reading challenge runs from 1 January 2010 until 31 December 2010, and although being an avid Jane Austen fan, I will be undertaking the challenge as a Newbie reader, meaning I have to read at least 4 books: 2 by Jane Austen and 2 re-writes/prequels/sequels etc. I figure I should be able to squeeze these in somewhere amongst all the other books I plan on reading this year.
The books I plan on reading for this challenge are:
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen **COMPLETED**
Lady Susan/The Watsons/Sandition by Jane Austen **COMPLETED**
Darcy & Anne by Judith Brocklehurst **COMPLETED**
Mr Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll **ABANDONED**
If you're interested in taking part as well, simply head over to The Life (and Lies) of an Inanimate Flying Object to get all the particulars of the challenge and to sign up. If you've not read Jane Austen before, then this is a great challenge to get you started!