Kellie Falconer at Accordion to Kellie is hosting her annual Literary Heroine party! I remember reading other bloggers' answers in the past and I had always set my mind on answering the questions once she hosted it again. I always like a set of good questions. :-)
1. Introduce yourself! Divulge your life's vision, likes, dislikes, aspirations, or something completely random!
Hi! My name is Naomi Bennet (I know, you didn't know that, right?), I'm sixteen years old, a Christian gal with a British nationality and my favourite favourite favouritest thing in the world is writing. Followers of my blog are bound to know this. :-) I also adore Jane Austen, literary stuff, classics, and reading under the warm blankets in my beloved bedroom. I have been home-schooled all my life and I'm the second of almost-ten children!
2. What, to you, forms the essence of a true heroine?
Oh, they have to be kind. Nome, Scarlett O'Hara ain't a heroine. I don't demand them all to be pretty or book worms or writers or imaginative, but they have to have a good heart.
3. Share (up to) four heroines of literature that you most admire and relate to.
I relate a LOT to Jerusha in Daddy-Long-Legs and I'm also very similar to Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables, Lizzy Bennet in Pride and Prejudice and... mmm... oh yes! Alice Grace Ripley from Wonderland Creek.
4. Five of your favourite historical novels?
GONE WITH THE WIND, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Hidden Places and To Kill a Mockingbird. Hm. I made that sound as if it was easy to narrow down my large range of favourite historical novels to five. Twasn't.
5. Out of those five books who is your favourite major character and why?
Well, I have to stick with Elizabeth Bennet, because she's so undyingly favouritable. She's this lovely character everyone loves. I mean, I don't know ANYONE who doesn't like Lizzy Bennet. She's funny, to-the-point but wise and sweet at the same time. Yup, she's priceless.
But I also love Atticus and Gabe Harper. :-)
6. Out of those five books who is your favourite secondary character and why?
Melanie Wilkes, definitely.
Well, YOU know. We ALL love Melanie. She's too gullible, yes, and yes, it drives me a little crazy that she loves Scarlett so much, but man, she's such a doll. She's like the only really nice character in the whole book - what's not to love? :-)
7. If you were to plan out your dream vacation, where would you travel to - and what would you plan to do there?
I would go to America and visit my best friend! What would I plan to do? WELL. Watch movies, read books, take walks, make scrapbooks... laugh till we practically die. :-)
But if else, I'd choose to spend my entire vacation in the shades of my house and write and read books.
8. What is your favourite time period and culture to read about?
Well, this often changes. Now, it's the 1930's. But I also love American Civil War books, Regency books and WW2 and WW1-time books. I enjoy all the eras from Regency and later, actually.
9. You have been invited to perform at the local charity concert. Singing, comedy, recitation, tap dancing… what is your act comprised of?
Singing, I guess! One of my secret dreams is to be part of a trio and sing Andrews Sisters songs on stage.
10. If you were to attend a party where each guest was to portray a heroine of literature, who would you select to represent?
Oh, fun question! Well, costume-wise, perhaps Scarlett O'Hara, because I love hoopskirts. But yeah, only costume-wise. No seriously, I'd choose a Jane Austen heroine. Maybe Emma Woodhouse, because she's awesome and nonsensical and I'd represent that well. Or maybe Anne Shirley, if someone would give me a red wig. :-)
11. Favourite author(s)?
Lucy Maud Montgomery and Lynn Austin. :-)
12. In which century were most of the books you read written?
Hmm, I don't know! I read quite a lot of books written in the recent years, but also a lot of classics - written in the Victorian/Edwardian era. (?)
13. In your opinion, the ultimate hero in all literature is…
MR KNIGHTLEY. Love him.
In your opinion, the most dastardly villain of all literature is...
BLANDOIS. Hate him.
Describe your ideal dwelling place.
I'm not a big city person, but I'm also not a huge country person (haha, I wrote 'parson' by accident first.) I like a nice house in some calm streets with trees and other houses. As for the LOOKS of the houses I think ideal, I absolutely love the crumbly English cottage look....
Sum up your fashion style in a short sentence.
Professional, girlish and a little sparkle of special-ness.
Three favourite Non-fiction books?
The Bible, Alicia, and the biography of Maria von Trapp. But really, aside from the Bible, which I read every evening, I rarely read non-fiction.
Your duties met for the day, how would you choose to spend a carefree summer afternoon?
I'd write and read and maybe watch a movie and blog a little. But the majority would be typing away on my current novel.
Create a verbal sketch of your dream hat - in such a way as will best portray your true character.
Ha, well, I rarely wear hats, but I do like them. Well, I'd like a fuzzy dark, deep red beret - made of fuzzy, sparkly, thick, flossy wool. Hey, I want that hat. It actually sounds really good.
Share the most significant event(s) that have marked your life in the past year.
Starting my blog and finishing some books.
Share the Bible passage(s) that have been most inspiring to you recently.
"When times are good, be happy. But when times are bad, consider; the Lord has made the one as well as the other." Ecclesiasteces 7: 14
Thanks for the great questions! This was fun!