Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Everything Austen II Challenge Wrap-Up

Aha! So it is possible for Bookfool to successfully complete a challenge! Nice to know.

Here are the items I read and viewed for the challenge, with links to my posts:

1. & 2. Emma - the classic novel by Jane Austen and A & E movie

9. Persuasion - the Rupert Penry-Jones movie version on DVD

Only 6 items were required, but I love Jane Austen, so I just kept on reading and watching movies and such till I was satisfied. The last three links all lead to the same post for the convenience of random strangers who might wander into my happy little blog home looking for something specific.

I was going to write about what I liked and disliked, but the truth is that I pretty much enjoyed everything except for the Jane Austen biography on DVD. Each had its strengths and weaknesses. I've recently grown weary of classics with a paranormal twist, such as Emma and the Vampires, but I enjoyed the reading of that title and simply will avoid reading similar titles in the future, at least for the time being.

In other news:

Last night's storm did, in fact, turn out to be quite a doozy. I have a weather radio because we have dangerous storms practically year-round in Mississippi. The radio's warning siren was activated 4 times and frightened the kitties so much they nearly hit the ceiling. Good thing they're short. I borrowed the following image of all 47 tornado warnings covered by Jackson's WLBT weather team to show you what a wild night we had.

Our safe spot is the bathroom so I piled blankets, a comforter and pillows in the tub, put folded towels on the floor for the kitty girls to lie down upon and took a flashlight, a phone, books and a canned drink (you never know when you're going to get really thirsty) into the room. And, then I had a good time reading while Fiona sought an escape route and Izzy snoozed.


I've had a lot of books lingering in my sidebar for a while, so I'm going to attempt to do mini reviews to knock out as many as possible. Are there any particular titles you'd like to read about in depth?

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  1. You are quite the overachiever!

    I remember that kind of weather from when we lived in Auburn. The tornado sirens went off so often, we didn't pay any attention to them, but they never failed to scare any out of town company we had.

  2. Kathy,

    Our sirens actually didn't go off, although we were under a tornado warning (or, at least, we couldn't hear them -- that's always been a problem, actually) so I'm glad I've got a weather radio. We've been kind of lax about paying attention to tornado warnings, in recent years, but since 4 people were killed in Yazoo City in the spring and that's not far from us, I decided it's time to get back to taking warnings seriously.

    Funny about scaring the out of town company! We don't have many visitors, but our relatives are all from tornado country, so they'd just pile into the bathroom with us, if they were here. :)

  3. I want to hear all about Before I Fall! I just finished her second book last week and enjoyed it immensely. I need to go back and read that one.

    Also, your kitties are so gorgeous! They look like such characters.

    We had a tornado warning last night (really, this morning) too! The wind almost tore our back screen off the porch. It was crazy! I'm glad you're safe!

  4. Heather,

    Okie doke. I loved Before I Fall and just added her second book to my wish list. It'll be fun to talk about.

    Thank you! I love my kitties. They seem to be having a bit of difficulty adjusting to home after several days of being boarded -- particularly Fi. She's been uncommonly fussy and hyper. Izzy's just been climbing all over me. Now, if she'd just stop climbing on my face with those cold paws when I'm asleep...

    Sounds like you had a worse storm than we did. Ours was just noisy - no damage, although there were some downed trees in the area and confirmed tornadoes in other parts of the state. I sometimes get tired of our weather and long to live somewhere like California. Except, they'd have to get rid of a few million people to make the place tolerable. LOL

  5. Congrats on finishing the challenge!

  6. Congrats on finishing the challenge! I'm still going with it, too. Can't get enough of all things Austen.

    The weather has been crazy lately. Glad to know you're all okay.

  7. Thanks, Anna!

    I'm never quite finished with Jane Austen, apparently. But, I decided I'd done enough to satisfy me for the challenge. :)

    Our weather is always nutty. I could stand to move somewhere with no weather for a few years!


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