I am an unabashed Janeite.
My husband and I have long Austen weekends where we discuss her work and nitpick the heck out of Mary Bennet. I named the heroine of my romantic suspense WIP, Pocket Full of Posies, Bennet. I am currently embroiled in the Jane Austen March Madness though my boy, Wentworth, fell to that cad, Darcy in the second round. I often ask myself What Would Jane Do when faced with a conundrum. I've even flirted with the thought of writing a little Regency romance but then I'd have to stick in a zombie or other unmentionable and it's been done. ;)
I have a set of Pride and Prejudice paper dolls.
So when I saw the Jane Austen Challenge on The Life and Lies of an Inanimate Object, to read as many Austen and Austen-esque novels I had to rethink -- just how many have I read again? The challenge is to be complete by the end of 2010 with levels of finishing the works.
I'm going for Level 3: 6 Austen novels and five re-writes, sequels, prequels or spoofs.
Pride and Prejudice Sense and Sensibility Persuasion
- Northhanger Abbey
- Mansfield Park
Jane Bites Back Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
- Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
- Murder at Mansfield Park
- Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict