I’m not to blame.

I swear. Despite what everyone seems to think. Kylie is blaming Car. Car’s blaming me. Me? I’m blaming Skip.

You see. It all started when Skip went bananas on Goodreads, shelving a heap of Pride and Prejudice follow on novels. Which lead to a discussion about the validity of fanfiction as opposed to the source materials. The general consensus seemed to be that well written fan-fic or follow on novels can be as good as the original works. (I haven’t yet read any of the P&P follow ons, but I have read “March”, a novel about the father of L.M. Alcott’s Little Women).

And this, my friends, is where they try and blame me. I simply mentioned that in the wake of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries ending, I had become besotted with a delightful post-series epistolary fic on AO3. (If you loved LBDs take on Pride and Prejudice, go check out this fic, it is wonderful. And read the comments, there is more than one comment fic hidden in there). Then, of course, the resident P&P lover, Skip, jumps on the bandwagon, wanting to know details. Which STILL doesn’t make it my fault, because I posted as far back as January on my Facebook:

So, really. Totally not my fault. But suddenly. Skip was marathoning it. Car joined in. Then Alley Cat. And Bee. And Esther.

So. Now, Kylie is blaming Car and Car is blaming me for a new challenge. And this isn’t JUST  a challenge – it is a multi layered challenge!! All versions run from now until August 31, 2013

THE BASIC “I’M A TOTAL WIMP” VERSION: Read Pride and Prejudice {affliate link}

THE EXTENDED  VERSION : Read Pride and Prejudice, and watch the Lizzie Bennet Diaries (official site). Don’t forget to check the website for the transmedia too, they’ve storifyed the characters twitter convos, and some of them are AWESOME! You might also be interested in checking out this list from Darceny.com which matches up episodes with the book.

THE SUPER DELUXE, I’M A SUCKER FOR SOME MR DARCY, EDITION: The book, the Lizzie Bennet Diaries marathon, AND the movie (or BBC mini series, if you are a Wet Shirt Colin Firth type).

I’m a Mr Darcy fangirl, so I am definitely going the SUPER DELUXE edition. So. Thanks to Kylie throwing down the gauntlet – I think it’s safe to say, it’s a case of:

Keen to join in? Go comment on Kylie’s post!!