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message 1: by Zeljka (new)

Zeljka (ztook) | 2939 comments Mod
Here you may sign yourself for the project and update your progress. In order to make updates, just edit your own post, don't make new ones. Comments may be added, of course, but that first post would be your main one, as in that way we would all follow each other's progress much easier than through an array of disconnected posts.

Basically, if you wish to join this project, you do not have to make any other posts beside this one. Don't worry if you are not certain if you would be able to keep up with the project -- I am not sure myself! This is not competition, the reward is the completion of the challenge itself. The question how long it would take us to complete it, is totally irrelevant!


message 2: by Zeljka (last edited May 11, 2020 11:40AM) (new)

Zeljka (ztook) | 2939 comments Mod
Here's how I imagined this looks like, just follow my own post:

ZELJKA:

1. Sense and Sensibility --> this is my own copy
-- reading dates: 10 January - 20 January 2013
-- movie(s) seen:
---- Scents & Sensibility -- 24 January (4/10)
---- From Prada to Nada -- 25 January (6.5/10)
---- Sense & Sensibility (2008) -- 28 January (8/10)
---- Sense & Sensibility (1995) -- 29 January (8/10)
---- Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000) -- 24 August (8/10)

2. Pride and Prejudice
-- reading dates: 10 February - 24 February 2013
-- movie(s) seen:
---- Pride and Prejudice (1940) -- 18 March (5/10)
---- Pride and Prejudice (1980) -- 23-24 March (8/10)
---- Pride and Prejudice (1995) -- 31 March - 2 April (10/10)
---- Bride & Prejudice (2004) -- 7 April (6/10)
---- Pride & Prejudice (2005) -- 10 April (9/10)
---- Lost in Austen (2008) -- 13 April (7/10)

3. Mansfield Park
-- reading dates: 18 March - 02 April 2013
-- movie(s) seen:
---- Mansfield Park (1999) -- 23 April (6/10)
---- Mansfield Park (2007) -- 11 May (3/10)
---- Metropolitan (1990) -- 15 May (7/10)
---- Mansfield Park (1983) -- 19 May (6/10)

4. Emma
-- reading dates: 13 May - 22 June
-- movie(s) seen:
---- Emma (TV 1996) -- 11 January 2013 (10/10)
---- Emma (2009) -- 28 April 2011 (9/10) - was long time ago, true, but really do not desire to rewatch it...
---- Emma (1996) -- 25 July 2013 (9/10)
---- Clueless (1995) -- 1 August 2013 (8/10)
---- Aisha (2010) -- 3 August 2013 (6/10)

5. Northanger Abbey
-- reading dates: 01 July - 08 July
-- movie(s) seen:
---- Northanger Abbey (2008) -- 04 August 2013 (9/10)
---- Northanger Abbey (1986) -- 04 August 2013 (2/10)

6. Persuasion
-- reading dates: 12 July - 01 August
-- movie(s) seen:
---- Persuasion (1995) -- 27 January 2013 (8/10)
---- Persuasion (2007) -- 05 August 2013 (9/10)

7. The Jane Austen Book Club
-- reading dates: 18 August - 05 September
-- movie seen: er... two times already and quite recently, won't watch it again so soon (9/10)

8. Austenland
-- reading dates: 07 September
-- movie seen: -- 07 February 2014 (5/10) - nice, but not so good as a book (but I think I'll watch it again at some point)

9. Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon
-- reading dates: 07 September - 14 September
---- Love & Friendship (2016) - 20 September 2016 (7/10)
---- Sanditon (2019) - 18 April 2020 (6/10)

10. A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me about Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter
-- reading dates: 19 September - 29 September

11. Becoming Jane Austen
-- reading dates: 19 September - 03 October
-- movie seen: some time in the past, do not remember now... Will watch it again, but not now.

12. The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things
-- reading dates: 07 - 27 October
-- movie(s) seen:
---- The Real Jane Austen (2002) - 07 December (8/10)
---- The Many Lovers of Miss Jane Austen (2011) - 07 December (7/10)


message 3: by Vismay (new)

Vismay (alienman) | 27 comments Vismay:
1) Sense and Sensibility (err...mostly from library)
reading dates : xx January - xx January 2013

I have actually never read Jane Austen's works, but have wanted to do so for quite some time.......I am hoping that I won't be bogged down as the central theme, as I am told, is about 'passions stirring inside the heart', and I have never cared enough for them, as of now.....
That said, I also know that Jane Austen's works are different and am indeed curious enough to read them along with you.........fingers crossed if I am able to stay put till November!!


message 4: by Zeljka (new)

Zeljka (ztook) | 2939 comments Mod
Great, thanks for giving it a try :D


message 5: by Marren (last edited Nov 14, 2013 06:12PM) (new)

Marren | 127 comments 1. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen by Jane Austen


*reading dates*.... 6th of January 2013- 11th of January 2013

*movies seen:
> Scents and Sensibility- 27th of January, 2013
> From Prada to Nada- 27th of January, 2013
> Sense and Sensibility 1971- 28th of January, 2013
> Sense and Sensibility 1981- 29th of January, 2013
> Sense and Sensibility 1995- 30th of January, 2013
>Sense and Sensibility 2008- 1/2 on 11th of November, 2013


2. Pride and Prejudice in The Complete Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen

*reading dates*..... December 2012 to January, 2013

movies seen:
> parts of 1967... 3rd of March, 2013
>1980...3rd of March- 6th of March, 2013
> Bride and Prejudice... 23rd-24th of September, 2013
>Lost In Austen...23rd of September, 2013
> 2005(my favourite movie)
>1940.. did not get a chance to see it this time around)
>1995...pretty please, please do not make me watch it again!
>Pride and Prejudice: A Latter Day- Comedy__________________
>A Modern Day Pride and Prejudice ______________________




3. Mansfield Park in The Complete Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen

*Reading Dates*- December, 2012

movies seen: According to my Journal Notes
>1983: January 3rd to 6th January, 2013
> 1999: January 6th, 2013
> 2007: January 8th, 2013
> Metropolitan:_________



4. Emma in The Complete Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen

*dates read* November 2012

Movies seen:

>Emma 2006 (Kate's)....25th of June, 2013
>Aisha (most parts)....25th of June, 2013
> Emma 1996 (Paltrow)_24th October,2013
>2009_24th October,2013
>1972_ 31st October to 11th November, 2013
>Clueless_ 12th November, 2013

5. Northanger Abbey in
The Complete Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen
*read in October 2012*

Movies seen
> 2007________
> 1987 ... I am not watching this again!
> Northanger Abbey: A novel... 28th September, 2013



6. Persuasion in The Complete Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen

*read in September/October, 2012* and 5th October, 2013 to 19th October,2013

*movies seen
>1960_________
>1971_ 21st to 22nd October,2013
> 1995_ 23rd October,2013
>2007_ 23rd October,2013


7. Dedicated to Jane:
Jane Austen Book Club
*read in: 30th of June- 4th of July

Watched movie on:____________________



8. Becoming Jane Austen by Jon Spence

*Read in:______________________

Watched movie: 24th September, 2013



9.The Real Jane Austen

*Read*:
1. Works (Volume 12); The Letters of Jane Austen Selected from the Compilation of Edward, Lord Bradbourne, by Sarah Chauncey Woolsey by Jane Austen in :

March 13th to April 30th, 2013

2. A Memoir of Jane Austen and Other Family Recollections by James Edward Austen-Leigh A Memoir of Jane Austen and Other Family Recollections by James Edward Austen-Leigh in:

September 17th, 2013 to 25th September, 2013

3. Recollections of Aunt Jane Austen by Anna Lefroy: Read on 27th September, 2013

4. My Aunt Jane Austen: A memoir by Caroline Austen: Read from 27th September, 2013 to 1st October, 2013


5. Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters/ A Family Record by William Austen Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen- Leigh: Read from 25th September, 2013 to 13th October, 2013

6. Jane Austen: Her Homes and Her Friends by Constance Hill: October 13th, 2013 to 22nd October,2013


Movies seen:
>The Real Jane Austen: 13th of September, 2013
>For the Many Lovers of Jane Austen: 13th of September, 2013
>Miss Austen Regrets: 22nd-23rd of September, 2013


message 6: by Zeljka (new)

Zeljka (ztook) | 2939 comments Mod
Glad to see you too, Marren :)

A side note for everybody:

That thing with the copy of the book -- you do not have to literally write down it is your own book or borrowed from the library. I wrote that down, because it seemed practical, in case somebody else would read the same edition of the book, because there are so many different editions with different introductions and even translations if you are reading them in any other language than English. So if you do not care for such thing, of course you do not have to note down what edition you read :)


message 7: by Alana (last edited May 23, 2013 09:01PM) (new)

Alana (alanasbooks) | 730 comments 1. Sense and Sensibility
--reading dates: Jan 8-Jan 16
--movies seen:
Jan 17: "From Prada to Nada" 3/5
Jan 24: "Sense and Sensibility" (1995) 5/5
Jan 28: "Sense and Sensibility" 1971, BBC miniseries 3/5
Feb 1: "Sense and Sensibility" 1981 TV miniseries 2/5
Feb 3: "Sense and Sensibility" 2008 Masterpiece Classic 5/5
Feb 8: "I Have Found It" 2000 (Indian Tamil language) 3/5
Feb ?: "Scents and Sensibility" 3/5

2. Pride and Prejudice
--reading dates: Jan 28-31
--movies seen:
Jan 31: "Pride & Prejudice" 1980 BBC miniseries 2/5
Feb 5: "Pride & Prejudice" 2005 5/5
Feb 15: "Pride and Prejudice" 1940 black and white 4/5
Apr 1-3: "Pride and Prejudice" 1995 TV miniseries (Colin Firth) 5/5

3. Mansfield Park
--reading dates: Feb 7-19
--movies seen
Apr 1-25 : "Mansfield Park" 1983 TV miniseries 3/5
Apr 8-10: "Mansfield Park" 2007 TV film, 4/5
Apr 12: "Mansfield Park" 1999 3/5

4. Emma
--reading dates: Apr 9-20
--movies seen:
Apr 20-21: "Emma" 1996 (A&E TV movie, Kate Beckinsale) 4/5
Apr 21-22: "Emma" 2009 BBC miniseries 3.5/5
Apr 25-26: "Emma" 1996 (Gwyneth Paltrow) 3/5
Apr 27: "Clueless" 1995 2.5/5

5. Northanger Abbey
--reading dates: Apr 24-26
--movies seen:
Apr 27-28: "Northanger Abbey" 2007 Masterpiece Theater 3/5
May 19-23: "Northanger Abbey" 1987 BBC 1.5/5

6. Persuasion
--reading dates: May 10-18
--movies seen:
May 23: "Persuasion" 1995 3/5


message 8: by Kimberly (last edited Apr 29, 2013 11:50AM) (new)

Kimberly | 62 comments Hi all! I am really excited about this challenge! I have read some/not all of Austen and I am glad to be able to work towards this goal in 2013.

1. Sense & Sensibility
a. Dates Read: 2010; begin again January 15; completed January 25
b. Movies Seen: 1995 (4/5); Next Up the BBC Mini-series (5/5)

2. Pride & Prejudice
a. Dates Read: February 4, 2013; Completed February 19, 2013
b. Movies Seen: 1995 BBC Mini-series (5/5); 2005 4/5 - I really enjoyed this version before seeing the 1995 version. I rewatched it today, and love the landscape and music score; but the revisions to the original story line were really disappointing.

3. Mansfield Park
a. Dates Read March 1 - March 15
b. Movies Seen: 1983 BBC Production (4/5), 1999 (2/5), 2007 (3/5)

4. Emma
a. Dates Read: April 5 - April 29th
b. Movies Seen: Emma (Gwyneth Paltrow), Clueless

5. Northanger Abbey
a. Dates Read: April 30th -
b. Movies Seen:

6. Persuasion
a. Dates Read
b. Movies Seen:


Favorite Austen Leading Lady
1. Elinor (S&S)
2. Elizabeth Bennet (P&P)
3. Emma 5. Fanny Price
6.
7.

Favorite Austen Leading Man
1. Edward Farris (He was willing to stand by his word, and do what is right...and eventually made the right proposal)
2. Mr. Knightly (He always seemed to have the right perspective on things)
3. Mr. Darcey
4. Edwin Bertram

Most Bothersome Austen Character
1. Mr. Collins (Best Played in 2005 Version)
2. Lady Bertram/or Her Bothersome Sister
3. Mrs. Bennett
4. Mrs. Elton
5.
6.
7.

Favorite Austen Read
1. Sense & Sensibility
2. Pride & Prejudice
3. Emma
4. Mansfield Park
5.
6.
7.


message 9: by Blueberry (new)

Blueberry (blueberry1) | 158 comments I am reading All Roads Lead to Austen: A Yearlong Journey with Jane by Amy Elizabeth Smith but am having a hard time getting into it.
I also ordered I have Found it and Prada to Nada (both Sense and Sensibilty adaptations) from my library.


message 10: by Zeljka (new)

Zeljka (ztook) | 2939 comments Mod
caallas wrote: "I am reading All Roads Lead to Austen: A Yearlong Journey with Jane by Amy Elizabeth Smith but am having a hard time getting into it.
I also ordered I have Found it and Prada to Nada (both Sense an..."


Nice, didn't know for that book! And lucky you for having I Have Found It in library -- I really admire Aishwarya Rai and wish to see how Indian take on Austen would look like, but it seems I can't find it anywhere. Yet ;)


message 11: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Fuschetti | 1 comments Kimberly wrote: "Hi all! I am really excited about this challenge! I have read some/not all of Austen and I am glad to be able to work towards this goal in 2013.

1. Sense & Sensibility
a. Dates Read: 2010; begin a..."


I really recommend if you see Pride & Prejudice to watch the longer version starring Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. The newer version, with Keira Knightley is wonderful, really, but the older one stays true to the novel and is just beautifully done!


message 12: by Alana (new)

Alana (alanasbooks) | 730 comments Agreed. They are both good but the 4-hour BBC production is truer to the story and just better. But when you just want something light and fun without the time commitment, Ms. Knightley will serve :)


message 13: by [deleted user] (last edited Feb 22, 2013 02:24PM) (new)

Damn, I'm late to the party...

Since Pride & Prejudice is the only Austen I've read already, I'll skip it for now and will start with Sense & Sensibility next month. I'll try to squeeze in P&P later on.

Sense & Sensibility
reading dates: 18. February - 22. February
movies seen:
Sense & Sensibility (1995) - 21. February

Mansfield Park
reading dates: xx March - xx March
movies seen:
Mansfield Park (1999) - 19. February
Mansfield Park (2007) - 22. February


message 14: by Stacy (last edited Jan 24, 2013 07:49PM) (new)

Stacy Whitehead cornacchia | 39 comments 1. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies -->on my Kindle
read in 2012 reading again stared in November 2012
I've seen the movie without the Zombies :)
2. Emma and The Vampires -->on my Kindle
read November 2012
I have not seen but, believe the movie "Clueless" is very similar.
3. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters >on paperback
started to read November 2012 I find it boring so I'm downloading it Sans Vampires to my Kindle
I've seen the movie


message 15: by Alana (new)

Alana (alanasbooks) | 730 comments I'm jumping the gun and starting P&P early, just couldn't wait!


message 16: by Blueberry (new)

Blueberry (blueberry1) | 158 comments caallas wrote: "I am reading All Roads Lead to Austen: A Yearlong Journey with Jane by Amy Elizabeth Smith but am having a hard time getting into it.
I also ordered I have Found it and Prada to Nada (both Sense an..."


Update: I am enjoying All Roads Lead to Austen much better now. It was just slow getting into. It's about a literature professor who goes on a yearlong sabbetical to Latin America to find out how or if Jane Austen relates to the Latin American culture.


message 17: by Carly (last edited Feb 22, 2013 05:07AM) (new)

Carly (clgreve) | 15 comments 1. Sense & Sensibility
Feb. 12 to Feb. 21
Will watch the movie hopefully soon (waiting to get it from the library).

2. Pride & Prejudice
Reading now.
Love the Keira Knightley movie. I will definitely re-watch it & look for the BBC one with Colin Firth too.


message 18: by Zeljka (new)

Zeljka (ztook) | 2939 comments Mod
Kimberly wrote: "Hi all! I am really excited about this challenge! I have read some/not all of Austen and I am glad to be able to work towards this goal in 2013..."

Love your lists Kimberly! May I follow your example and add my top lists in my post here? The others I am sure would like that too :) It might change over time though, but seems great way to make comparisons between novels!


message 19: by Mrs (new)

Mrs Benyishai | 35 comments I have been an Austin fan for many years I recomend watching only films of 5 hours/ All other films are way off the books and I even would say distort the story and messages


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