Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Challenge 2011


I am a huge Jane Austen fan and have read all her books so this challenge sounded like a lot of fun. I am going to reread the book and watch the BBC movie again for it. It lasts all year. I am signing up for the Neophyte level. :)

It is being hosted by Laurel Ann at Austenprose.
http://austenprose.com/

2011 is a celebratory year for Jane Austen and her legion of fans. It marks the bicentenary of her first published novel, Sense and Sensibility. Since 1811, we have been enjoying her romantic, dramatic and witty story filled with divergent characters – the Dashwood sisters: cool, practical Elinor and emotional, impulsive Marianne, and the men in their lives: stoic Edward Ferrars, staid Colonel Brandon and rakish Willoughby. There is much to praise in this novel which has inspired many movie adaptations, book sequels and spinoffs.

The Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Challenge 2011
We are very pleased to announce the Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Challenge 2011. If you have not read Jane Austen’s masterpiece or would like to revisit it in honor of its significant anniversary, seen all of the movies or read all of the sequels and spinoffs, this is the year to join the challenge along with other Janeites, historical fiction readers and period drama movie lovers.

Challenge Details
Time-line: The Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Challenge 2011 runs January 1, through December 31, 2011.

Levels of participation: Neophyte: 1 – 4 selections, Disciple: 5 – 8 selections, Aficionada: 9 – 12 selections.

Enrollment: Sign up’s are open until March 1, 2011. First, select your level of participation. Second, copy the Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Challenge 2011 graphic and include it in your blog post detailing the novels or movies that you commit to reading and watching in 2011. Third, leave a comment linking back to your blog post in the comments of this announcement post. If you do not have a blog you can still participate. Just leave your commitment to the challenge in the comments below.

Check Back Monthly: The Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Challenge 2011 officially begins on Wednesday, January 26, 2010 with my review of the novel The Three Weismann’s of Westport. Check back on the 4th Wednesday of each month for my next review in the challenge.

Your Participation: Once the challenge starts you will see a tab included at the top of Austenprose called Reading Challenges. Click on the tab and select the Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Challenge 2011. Leave a comment including the name of the book or movie read or viewed and a link to your blog review. If you do not have a blog, just leave a comment about your selection that you finished with a brief reaction or remark. It’s that easy.

The Prizes
Oh, of course there are prizes! There will be giveaways each month of the book or movie that I review in the challenge here on Austenprose to be drawn from comments left with each post, and one lucky Grand Prize Winner of all 12 titles tucked into a Jane Austen tote bag ($200.00 value) to be drawn from comments left at any and all of the reviews left on this blog or yours. Yes, that means that your readers who comment on your challenge reviews have a chance to win too. Winners will be announced monthly two weeks after each blog post, and the Grand Prize winner will be announced on January 01, 2012. Shipment to US or Canadian addresses only.

So, make haste and join the challenge today. I am so looking forward to revisiting Jane Austen’s classic tale through her eyes and others. Here is a list of possibilities for your reading and viewing selections:

Books
Brightsea, by Jane Gillespie
Colonel Brandon’s Diary, by Amanda Grange
Elinor and Marianne, by Emma Tennant
Eliza’s Daughter, by Joan Aiken
Margaret Dashwood or Interference, by Mrs. Francis Brown
Reason and Romance, by Debra White-Smith
Sense and Sensibility (Marvel Illustrated), Nancy Butler and Sonny Liew
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters
Sense and Sensibility: The Screenplay and Diaries, by Emma Thompson and Lindsay Doran
Suspense and Sensibility, by Carrie Bebris
The Annotated Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen and David M. Shaphard
The Cookbook Collector, by Allegra Goodman
The Dashwood Sisters Secrets of Love, by Rosie Ruston
The Dashwood Sisters Tell All, by Beth Pattillo
The Third Sister, by Julia Barrett
The Three Weismann’s of Westport, Cathleen Schine
Willoughby’s Return, by Jane Odiwe
Movies
Sense and Sensibility 1971
Sense and Sensibility 1981
Sense and Sensibility 1995
Sense and Sensibility 2008
I have Found it (Kandukondain Kandukondain) 2000
From Prada to Nada 2011
Scents & Sensibility 2011

 For more information see the challenge post:
http://austenprose.com/2010/12/30/the-sense-and-sensibility-bicentenary-challenge-2011/

1 comment:

Ruth said...

Sounds like fun, I look forward to your posts!