Everything Austen mini-challenge & new look
Before I get into the really fun mini-challenge open to all Everything Austen participants, I just want to let you all know that I was feeling creative this evening and fooled around with the template here on Stephanie’s Written Word. I’m really liking the green header and will probably keep it for awhile!
Also, you still have a little while to enter to win one of three copies of Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict and Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict. Plus, the author was super nice and even signed her first book (Confessions) for the winners!
Have you joined in on the fun over at Books and Bards blog, where Nicole is hosting a really original Everything Austen mini-challenge called Do you have what it takes to be a Mrs. Jennings? A Jane Austen Mix-and-Matchmaking Mini-Challenge?
Nicole had singled out a few characters from Jane Austen novels that have made less-than-advantageous matches. The mini-challenge is to finding the characters a more suitable match and explain your reasoning. You could even detail how the two lovers meet or predict their future together!
For a taste of what Nicole has put together, see what eligible matches she suggests for Edmund Bertram below!
Make sure to stop by Books and Bards to play along. Do it now though, as you only have until September 14th to play matchmaker!!
Likes: Horses, sermons, and Doing Good Works
Dislikes: Debauchery, slaver and sinful theater productions
The younger son of a privileged family, Edmund is destined for the clergy and, not surprisingly, for his priggish, impoverished cousin Fanny Price. But anyone can see how insufferable these two goody-two-shoes would be together. He needs a lover who can loosen up a bit. Eligible matches:
1. Lydia Bennet (P&P): Wild and licentious, Lydia has a taste for men in regimentals and a complete lack of propriety. Could she fall for a religious man who’s more suited to her sister Mary?
2. Lucy Steele (S&S): She’s devious and grasping, but is she cunning enough to fool Edmund’s Bible-buried nose?
3. Frank Churchill (Em.): C’mon, we can all read between the lines. Plus, Frank’s a bit of a cad, and you should never underestimate the power of Bad Boy Syndrome, especially among aspiring clergymen.