My fourth 2009 challenge is done. Whew! Wasn’t sure I was going to make it 🙂 I joined this challenge without ever having read a Jane Austen novel and now I can say I have. I really enjoyed reading Pride & Prejudice and can understand why this is a favorite of many. Mr. Darcy ranks right up there with romantic heroes. I listened to Sense & Sensibility and enjoyed this as well, although not as much as Pride & Prejudice. I watched the 1995 movie version with Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet as the two sisters and liked it so much it ended up on my Top 100 list. I read The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler and watched The Jane Austen Book Club movie and was surprised that I preferred the movie. And for my last task I watched the 1995 BBC production of Persuasion. I liked this story and look forward to reading the book.
I am so glad I joined this challenge because it introduced me to Jane and now I feel like we’re old friends. Thanks Stephanie for hosting this great challenge.
You will choose 50 of the books I will read next year. If you help me you could win a $20 gift card to Barnes & Noble. Go here to vote. (Right now the top vote getter is A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving)