~What is one of your favorite period drama lines that you find yourself quoting often?
Oh Emma!!!! How can I just choose ONE?
I often say 'You take delight in vexing me' when someone teases me. Heehee. Mrs Bennet has some very funny quotes.
I also often say 'Is there any felicity in the world... superior to this,' which was spoken by Marianne Dashwood. I say it whenever I see or do something I like. :P
There are millions of others, but I can't say them ALL, can I?
~What was the last book you read?
I am now reading 'The Scarlett Thread' by Francine Rivers. It's really good, although not the best.
~What is the best movie you've seen so far in 2014?
Pride and Prejudice 1995. Heehee.
I watch P&P every year, on the 21st of January, my birthday. It's a tradition.
But after Pride and Prejudice, I'd say the best movie I saw this year is Emma 2009. And after that probably Downton Abbey.
|I found this picture, and I really like it- although I have no idea where it comes from, so don't ask me in the comments.|
~Who is one of your least-favourite period drama couples?
I thought for a long time for this one. I thought of Lydia Bennet and Mr Wickham, Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill, The 2005 Lizzy and the 2005 Darcy, but none of them seems 'bad' enough. I'm sure that there is, somewhere a very annoying and irritating couple, but I just can't seem to think of it!
You see, either the lady is nice and the man is not, or either the man is nice and the lady is not. If Thomas and O'Brien in Downton Abbey were a couple, I'd put them in immediately. But they aren't you see, and I am with a problem. Poor me. I can't answer a question.
*thinks and thinks*
Maybe Scarlett and Rhett. Scarlett I don't like just because. Scarlett is probably my least favourite heroine. Hate the loathsome beast. As for Rhett, he can be charming (and he teases Scarlett so well:) but I must say I'm not very fond of him either. Is a bit slimy and oily and smug.
No... please don't go away. I'm sorry if I've offended you... but Rhett is just not my type. I can say this without hurting you, can I, Rhett-lovers?
~Who is the one period drama man you can most imagine yourself marrying? (This doesn't have to be your favorite literary/period drama hero, just the man you think you would be most suited to.)
Now this question I can answer without any single hesitation. For I am passionately in love with...
|Oh!!!!!!!! *Naomi faints*|
~ What is your favorite time period and culture to read about?
Mmm... I love reading books set in the Edwardian/ Fifties/ WW1 time. I also love reading Civil War novels. They just fascinate me to bits. That is, if it is possible to be fascinated to bits. I'm not sure if it is, you see.
|Lynn Austin... you are an AMAZING writer...|
~Are you familiar with the Irish music group Celtic Woman? If so, who is your favorite of the singers?
Well, I am familiar with Emma Jane and Emma Jane is familiar with the Celtic Woman group, which is practically the same as saying that yes, I am familiar with the Celtic Woman.
~What is one of your all-time favorite book covers?
Squee. Squeee. Sqeeeeeee.
Emma Jane, thank you for asking this question!!! The only problem is I have so so many. But it doesn't matter, does it. I'll just show you a few. Prepare to faint.
|Of course. Wonderland Creek.|
|This isn't Lynn Austin's best novel, but the cover...|
|My soon-to-be-mine book is sooo pretty!|
|Another book that will soon be mine|
|I have never read this, so I can't say I recommend it, but I do recommend it by judging it by its cover...|
|I read this a lot when I was younger. I still love the cover!!|
|I haven't read it, but I'm in love the cover...|
|Love both the inside and outside of this book. Another Lynn Austin book that I love.|
I could go on and on, I but feel I am boring my readers and must go on.
~Is there a specific period drama/literary character whom you often find yourself quoting?
Yes. *lowers her head in shame* Mrs Bennet.
|I just love this picture. (I know, it has nothing to do with this post.)|
~Is there a specific period drama/literary character whom you find yourself acting a lot like sometimes?
Yes. Alice Grace Ripley from Wonderland Creek. (See top on of my list of favourite covers.) You see readers, I have named my blog Wonderland Creek. Shouldn't it be normal for me to act like the main character?
Alice and I are both scared of animals, not very good at cooking, used to all the modern conveniences (in other words, we wouldn't like living without electricity and so on), book worms, and we are both slightly whiny. :P
That was that! Thanks again Emma. *Gives Emma a hug*
Here ends my post for today.