Some people have a lot of time and money to put a great deal into their celebrations, like making period outfits to wear to dances, watching every Jane Austen film adaptation ever, and reading all six novels plus the juvenilia and unfinished books; and some of them do that every year, regardless of what anniversary it happens to be. And then there are those who are constrained to narrow their focus as they honor one of the greatest novels ever written. For that reason, I have come up with two lists of various ideas for celebrating throughout the year: one for if you have time, and another for if you don't so much.
How to celebrate the long-term way:
Read Pride and Prejudice
Watch the 5-hour miniseries of Pride and Prejudice from 1995
Brighten your eyes with exercise
Make your own costume and wear it to a Regency-themed ball
Take a trip to Bath
If you are in a hurry:
Read the Pride and Prejudice Board Book
Watch the 2-hour movie of Pride and Prejudice from 2005 on fast-forward
Brighten your eyes with Visine
Make your bed and lie in it
Take a bath
I'm sure there are many other ways to celebrate Jane Austen and the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice. What is your own opinion?