This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Jane Austen Challenge

I found yet another challenge that I'm going to try to complete in 2010! I need to stop! Haha!

The Jane Austen Challenge is hosted by Haley over at the Life (and Lies) of an Inanimate Flying Object.


--Anyone can participate. Bloggers: leave a link to your challenge in the comments. Non-bloggers, leave your name (and e-mail if you like)


**Newbie 2 books by J. Austen, 2 re-writes, prequels, sequels, or spoofs (by other authors)

**Lover 4 books by J. Austen, 4 re-writes, prequels, sequels, or spoofs (by other authors)

** Fanatic 6+ books by J. Austen, 5+ re-writes, prequels, sequels, or spoofs (by other authors)

--Challenge books can overlap with other challenges.

--Any format counts: bound book, e-book (check online for free downloads of J.A’s copyright-free books), audio book, or any other thing you can think of.

--Challenge runs January 1st 2010—December 31 2010.

--You can change which level you read!

I will be going for the NEWBIE level.


  1. So which books are you reading? Do you need to borrow any ;-)

  2. P.S. I noticed Anastasia's Secret in your sidebar... if you discover any other good Romanov historical fiction, please let me know. I've read a lot of Romanov history and did a paper on them in college.

    And if you want to read a Romanov fiction book available now, try The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander. I own it if you want to borrow... I'm hoping to do that for book club someday.

  3. I've heard good things about "The Kitchen Boy." It might be a good one for Book Club; folks always seem fascinated by the Romanovs.

    I'm not sure what I'm reading yet. Pride and Prejudice for sure and there was a new sequel I saw someone talking about that looked interesting. Can't think of the name now though.