I always seem to be the last one to the party, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy the party while I'm there. Last December, Laurel Ann of Austenprose announced the The Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Challenge 2011 and I'm only now getting around to signing up for it, now that I have two challenges for it under my belt.
In the proverbial nutshell:
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.
I think I will go for the Disciple level (5-8 selections), though I may make it to the Aficionada level (9-12 selections)
What do I plan to do?
☑ Reread Sense and Sensibility
☑ Read The Three Weissmans of Westport, by Cathleen Schine
☑ Rewatch the Ang Lee adaptation, aka the Emma Thompson adaptation
☑ Rewatch the 2008 BBC adaptation
☐ Watch I have Found it (Kandukondain Kandukondain)
☑ Watch From Prada to Nada
☐ Reread Sense and Sensibility: The Screenplay and Diaries
☑ Read Sense and Sensibility (Marvel Illustrated)
☐ Read Willoughby’s Return, by Jane Odiwe
☑ Write S&S-inspired short story for the Jane Austen Made Me Do It competition
☑ Attend the 2011 JASNA AGM in Fort Worth in October
The last two weren't options that Laurel Ann provided, but I felt inspired :)