21 May, 2013

Challenge Anyone??

So it's a matter of opinion who you want to blame, Miss Dove over at Little White Dove or Miss Car over at Carrose Creations, but for me it all started with this post and specifically this part of that post

I blame Miss Dove - she somehow managed to get a few of us into the Lizzie Bennet Diaries (a modern day adaption to Pride and Prejudice) over on you-tube. This is all good and well but I've never read the original books and feel a bit fraudulent - so I decided it WILL happen.

Now, I've been meaning to read Pride and Prejudice myself for awhile, so I thought I would extend a challenge, specifically to Miss Car amd Miss Dove, but also to anyone willing to play along, to read Pride and Prejudice.

(here's a little secret, Miss Car finds it impossible to refuse a challenge - her response to the word itself is almost Pavlovian, just with a lot less drool...maybe)

So here's the nitty gritty.

I hearby extend a challenge to anyone who cares to take part to read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin. Given the general craziness of most people's lives, I suggest a time period of just over 3 months - from now until August 31, 2013 - consider it the perfect winter challenge.

You may also choose in those three months to do the extended version of the challenge and watch what started this all - The Lizzie Bennet Diaries which can be found on the official site, on tumblr, or YouTube.


If you are really brave, you can go the super deluxe version and also watch the movie or BBC production or any other production you know of.

The 2005 movie version starring Keira Knightley as Elizabeth and Matthew Macfadyen as Darcy

The 1995 BBC version with Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth and Colin Firth as Darcy

As challenge issuer, I will of course be going the super deluxe version - possibly with both movie and BBC version. I will make a start on the LBD as soon as I can work out where the sound on the computer has gone!

So, who's in? Who is willing to say Challenge accepted?? Simply leave a comment and commence your reading and viewing!


  1. Challenge accepted!! I shall be reading the book, watching the BBC version (because in my opinion that is closest to the book) and watching LBD again. :D Uni break begins in a few weeks, so I shall be all over it!

    1. Welcome Skipper! Love your choices. Let the count down to uni break begin!

  2. Did someone say CHALLENGE?

    Count me in. Oh and I may or may not have added a little ;)

    1. Love your addition - will do a post about it at some stage!

  3. Me me me, I looove this story, one of my all time favourites. I own the Keira Knightly movie too and about 3 different copies of the book.
    I have wanted to watch the BBC version for ages and finish off the Lizzie Diaries.
    Now... which book to read first, or shall it be the Kindle edition????

    1. Welcome! I'm doing Kindle - helps with another challenge as well.

  4. I loved the Lizzie Bennet Diaries but have never read the book or seen the BBC adaptation! I might see if I can play along!

  5. Well Marg, you are in good company - both myself and Car are P&P virgins as well. Glad you are joining us

  6. I am almost done Kylie... half way through the mini-series, might even try and find a copy of the film as well...

  7. Can't believe I didn't post on here!
    Challenge Accepted!
    and finished! I'm blogging it now. I still have 10 days to find the Keira Knightly version and go the whole hog!