I have loved being a part of Stephanie's Written Word's Everything Austen Challenge. I already had a great love for everything Austen and this challenge was really a good excuse to immerse myself in all things Austen over the last six months. It was also a fantastic opportunity to share opinions around the blogosphere and to learn about new and exciting Austen spin-off novels. I have a lot more Austen books on my TBR list.
I also joined Laurel Ann at Austenprose's Everything Austen Challenge X 2, which required one to read/watch/listen to twelve Austen related items. At the end of the day, I managed to read/watch/listen to (drumroll please) seventeen Austen related items.
My items were as follows:
I did pretty good with sticking to my lists on this challenge and did everything on them, except for I didn't read Jane and the Wandering Eye by Stephanie Barron. I have read the first and last books of the fabulous Jane Austen mystery series by Barron, but I really need to read a couple of the middle books that missed. I also have Lady Vernon and Her Daughter by Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway that I won from Austenprose during the Lady Susan Soiree. I meant to read it as part of this challenge, but ran out of time. Look for my review on this book sometime in the next month or two.
Overall I LOVED this challenge. I have enough things left to do that I would be read for a second Everything Austen Challenge. My only hope is that Stephanie will host this fantastic challenge again next year!