It's time to get back into just Jane Austen. I want some of all that back. It can't be the same as when everything really WAS new, I know, but... none of it has changed, after all. It's just that I've been neglectful or even a little desensitized. *gasp*
Even my blogging has telltale signs of this happening. I've had so little inspiration of anything to write about.
This Simply Will Not Do. A true Janeite never leaves the realm, and I certainly never shall. But I think there comes a time when one needs a Refresher Course. To be reminded.
So, friends, I am going to give myself a Challenge. Starting on Monday, I am going to Immerse myself in Jane Austen. And to do this, I'm going to stay away from other stories and entertainment. Which means I won't read anything that is not connected in some way to Jane Austen. (Besides the Bible.) I won't listen to anything that isn't connected to Jane Austen. (I will say, though, that I am counting period-authentic Classical music to be 'kosher'. ;) ) I'm not going to watch anything non-Jane Austen. I'm even going to try to keep my internet browsing Jane-themed, including stuff like Pinterest and of course blogging.
I know, crazy, huh? But you all knew I was crazy, right? ;) And it will be within reason... sometimes there has to be exceptions to schemes such as that, especially when you're not a hermit, haha. But for the most part, I will be sticking to it.
And hopefully all this will give me some motivation to blog more. I am in hopes that you fellow lovers of Jane Austen will help me by stopping by for a chat. ;) Maybe some of you would even like to join me? I don't mean wholly--I realize that not everyone is as rabid as I. ;) But if you liked, you could make your own version of a Jane Austen Challenge and come along for the ride a little. Like I said, I'm starting on Monday (the 9th) and I'll go at least until the following Monday, maybe further.
I had fun the other night putting a whole bunch of books and such on hold at the library... I'm just finishing Mansfield Park and next week I'll hopefully be starting Sanditon, the version finished by "another lady", and I've never read past a few pages of that, so it will all be New. :D Who knows what I'll be inspired to do? I really am getting rather excited here. :) :) :)
So anyways... just thought I'd give you all this little update. You probably all think I'm a Nut now. But what can I say... I am!