Friday, July 31, 2009
The Everything Austen Challenge--We're one-sixth of the way into it!
Okay, Austen Buddies, time to fess up. How are you doing with your goals in the Everything Austen Challenge? I'm still reading Emma, which is one of Jane Austen's longest novels, but I hope to finish very soon. I also watched one of the Emma movies, the Kate Beckinsale version from 1996.
It was fun, but I thought Emma wasn't as lively as Jane intended her, and Mr. Knightly a good deal too angry and loud. But it was still enjoyable. Now I want to watch the other 1996 version of Emma, the one with Gwynneth Paltrow.
I remember liking her portrayal of Emma much better. In fact, as I'm reading the book, I have Gwynneth Paltrow in my mind. She makes a very proper Emma. And by the time I finish this Jane Austen marathon, I have a feeling I'll be on my way toward writing a Regency. I've already been getting some ideas, quite involuntarily.
So let's hear it. What have you done to further your Jane Austen tendencies?