Here is my first entry for the A-Z Challenge. I want to thank Arlee Bird at Tossing it Out for starting this challenge in 2010. I'll bet he never thought it would grow this big, when he challenged the Bloggy world to post about a different letter of the Alphabet every day in April.
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."This year marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s "Pride and Prejudice.
I am such a Jane Austen fanatic, summer is on the way and I devote my summers to all things Austen. I spend it re-reading a Jane Austen novel. I usually try to find a well written sequel recommended by some of the Austen web sites I frequent and I read something about the great lady herself. I even read the zombie Pride and Prejudice one summer (rather bizarre actually) and one P & P sequel was some what erotic for my tastes, but it was nice to know Elizabeth and Darcy had some interesting sex at Pemberley, which they indulged in about every third chapter.
Jane Austen fans will be celebrating at Chawton, in Bath, and all over the world. There will be
read-a-thons, essay contests, dancing lessons and Regency Ball re-creations, You can see nationwide calendar here from the Republic of Pemberley site.
Even better is this ultimate JA tour here. When I do one day return to England I will definitely visit some Jane Austen sites.
You can celebrate the anniversary by reading a Austen novel along with me this summer.