Knocking some Sense and Sensibility into the year

This afternoon, I stumbled upon TheAustenProse and read that Laurel is organizing this reading challenge to mark the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s first published novel, Sense and Sensibility.

Knocking some Sense and Sensibility into the year

This being one of the author’s novels that I’ve been meaning to read but haven’t gotten round to reading, the opportunity was simply too good to pass up.  Besides, having watched the movie starring Emma Thompson and Kate Winslett  on video, it makes sense to me to finally pick up the book and read it. What better time than this year to do so!

But wait, this challenge is not just about reading the novel.   The fun is extended to sequels and spinoffs, and other related interpretations of it.  Oh, and this will fit right with the Historical Reading Fiction Reading Challenge I’ve also signed up for.
Level of Participation: Neophyte: 1 – 4 selections
Knowing my schedule this year, I’m going to try for this level.

My selection for the challenge:


Sense & Sensibility (Marvel Illustrated), Nancy Butler and Sonny Liew

Colonel Brandon’s Diary, by Amanda Grange

Suspense and Sensibility or, First Impressions Revisited, by Carrie Bebris


I Have Found It (Kandukondain Kandukondain) 2000

Here are the 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.

Check Back Monthly: The Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Challenge 2011 officially begins on Wednesday, January 26, 2010 with Laurel’s review of the novel The Three Weismanns of Westport. Every 4th Wednesday of the month, she’ll post a review for the challenge.

The Prizes
Oh, and there are prizes … There will be giveaways each month of the book or movie that Laurel reviews in the challenge 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.

It means that readers who comment on my challenge reviews would also have a chance to win too!!! For details, check out the page here. Maybe, sign up for the challenge yourself. Sign-up open till 1st March 2011.