Jane Austen Week Starts! + The Tag

I can imagine Jane Austen thought up the Harriet-portrait scene while she was sitting for this portrait.
So.

It has begun. Today.

*waits for epic music to stop*

Time for an Introduction. Welcome to the PARTY, everyone. Take some cake (better hide from Mr Woodhouse), grab some wine ('cos I'm so fagged I can scarcely breathe) and Be Seated. I hope you'll enjoy all the games and posts I have ready for you. (I think you will, because they're all about Jane Austen. And we all love Jane Austen, right, right, RIGHT?!)

How does this party work?

There aren't really any strict rules. If you want to join, these are some ideas for you:

1. Read my posts. Kind of comment. Play the game-to-come. Just ramble about anything Jane Austen. It's all welcome. You can even comment a novel on that red cape in Persuasion. I don't care. I am all eyes.
2. Answer the Tag Questions. (See below.)
3. Write some Jane Austen-related posts on your blog. 
It can be about anything, as long as it's about Jane Austen. It doesn't have to be an amazing review (although that's nice, too) - it's allowed to be about anything - for example, 'Your three favourite Mr Palmer facial expressions.' Or, 'Why I think Mrs Norris and General Tilney would make a perfect couple.' Or 'my favourite dresses in Emma 1996.' Be creative! I'd love to read anything you come up with. :-)

Of course, we need a Tag. Every good party needs a list of Questions for everyone to answer. I am planning to answer these questions myself today, and I'd be delighted if you went ahead and answered them on your blog (or if you don't have a blog, the comment section awaits). I'm also planning to do a 'Tag Answers Round-up' at the end of this week, so if you do this tag you might have a chance of appearing on my blog, sooo. *Wiggles Eyebrows* (How about that, eh, Lizzy!)

The Questions:
(Most of them are JA related, of course, but I've added some random ones, for the party-spirit.)

1. On a scale of 1 to 10, how much of a Jane Austen fan do you consider yourself?
2. If "they" would make a new Jane Austen Movie, and you would be able to be cast in it, which Jane Austen character would you most like to play?
3. Is there any felicity in the world superior to a walk?
4. Who's your favourite Jane Austen 'villain'? (As in 'villain' meaning 'the bad guy.')
5. What/Who introduced you to Jane Austen?
6. Did you love/enjoy Jane Austen immediately, or has there been a time when you hated (um, prejudged) it?
7. Who, in your opinion, is the funniest Jane Austen character?
8. Do you quote Jane Austen randomly in public?
9. Are children allowed to eat cake on weddings?
10. What is your reaction when you hear that an aquaintance (e.g. A lady at Church) of yours loves Jane Austen?
11. Who writes better letters, Mr Darcy or Captain Wentworth? (If you forgot what the letters were, shame on you, instead tell me if you prefer Strawberries to Chocolate or not.)
12. Which Jane Austen heroine do you relate the least to?
13. What's your favourite Jane Austen house (from one of the movies)?
14. What's your favourite Jane Austen dress (from one of the movies)?
15. Can you turn off lit candles with your fingers?


Have fun! Don't forget to comment the link(s) of your post(s) - the Tag Answers and any other JA-related post you happen to write this week - so I can read it and comment.

Lets dooo thisss.

37 comments:

  1. Oh how simply swellissimus!!!
    YAY! I will complete this tag ASAP! It looks like so much fun!
    OH OH OH! NAOMI! :-D Your new design is perfeeeeeeeeeeeeect! I think I will re do mine too for the occasion?
    *goes off in search of lovely period drama pictures for header*
    Byeeeee!

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    1. YOU JUST SAID SWELLISSIMUS EVELYN

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    2. Yes yes I did? :D Is that a bad thing? I just love the word now!

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    3. Nope, not a bad thing at all. On the contrary. ;) Did you get it from me or Amy or have you actually read the book or what? Now I'm curious.

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    4. *I* actually find myself saying 'swellissimus' now and then because of you and Amy, Melody. It's an addictive kind of word. :-D

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    5. HAHAHAHAHAHA I feel so flattered. :D It's such a good word though, isn't it??

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    6. WHAT is the book that it comes from? I'd love to know.

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    7. Yes.. I did pick it up from you two! :D It's a superb word!

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    8. I'm going to buy the book now!

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  2. IT'S STARTED IT'S STARTED! *does happy dance*
    Since I don't have a blog, I can't do a lot of those, but I shall try to participate as much as possible. :-)
    Well, I suppose I shall fill out the tag then, although I don't think my answers will be incredibly interesting. ;-) Here goes!
    1. Well, I'm not allowed to read the books yet, I have only seen 3 JA stories (3 versions of Emma, 2 of P&P and 2 of S&S) but I know them very well indeed. I'd say I'm either 7 or 8/10. :-)
    2. Oh, I know, I would want to play Margaret Dashwood! I'm around her age, she doesn't have to kiss anyone (:-P) and her character isn't entirely developed so I'd be able to add my 'twist' to her character. I love acting, I've actually done quite a lot of it. :-D
    3. Um....yes. I do like walking, but I much prefer other things. :-P
    4. Is Frank Churchill a 'bad guy'? If he is, then definitely him. I'm afraid I have a weak spot for Frank. (Although I detest the name - it sounds too....jerky. :-P)
    5. I don't actually remember HOW I was introduced to it. I grew up with it. My Mum used to watch P&P '95 and P&P '05 or S&S '95 occasionally, and I used to think them horridly boring. (Back then my favourite movie was probably something like Winnie the Pooh.) Then when I was around 10, I saw the 'new' P&P and really liked it! It was my favourite movie for quite a while - then I watched some other JA movies and liked them too! And it kind of went from there. :-)
    6. As I said up ^ there, I did hate it. Ahem. I soon mended my ways. ;-D
    7. Oh, that's hard...I can only go by movies! (Sorry. Not much I can do about that.) I'd say Anne Steele off the newest Sense and Sensibility. I always get a kick out of her. :-D
    8. Hmm....no. I'm sorry, but it's the truth. I don't know THAT many JA quotes and there was never a proper situation to do it. Although, I'm quite sure one doesn't need a 'proper situation' to quote movies. Hehe. ;-D
    9. Good heavens, yes! I really do pity Emma sometimes...she must have learnt quite a lot of patience from her father, and learnt the skill of maintaining her side of the argument. :-P
    10. "Oh really?! I'll HAVE to talk to her about it next time I see her!" *does exactly that* I've had that happen, actually. And you'd be surprised, I also know several GUYS who like Jane Austen. One in particular - it's quite hilarious. One time he was reading "Northanger Abbey" and I was reading "Men of Iron" (for history) and I was like, "Hey! We should swap books!" (He's like...15 years older than me, BTW.) ;-P
    11. I haven't read Captain Wentworth's letter. :-( (I like his name though. Hehe.) I know Mr. Darcy's letter, however....um, is that the FLAVOUR strawberries or just plain old strawberries? I love strawberries (one of my favourite fruits!) but I love my chocolate. I'd say chocolate. :-D (Oh yes, chocolate is my ONE weakness. Oh hey, did I tell you I finished the first Season of LRTC?! I've got season 2 all ready and waiting. :-D)
    12. Out of the 3 I know (Emma, P&P and S&S) I'd say....Elinor Dashwood. I can relate to Lizzy easily, to Emma very well and Marianne splendidly (I'm such a confused mixture, haha!) and I can a LITTLE do so with Elinor, but not quite as much. :-)
    13. Donwell Abbey. Oh yes. Just my cup of tea. (I've always liked the idea of 'knowing' everyone in your neighbourhood and all that, but I'm afraid we don't. Everyone's too quiet in the country.)
    14. The dress Emma wears to the ball (the 2008 one) that's that soft peachy colour. I love that one!
    15. Oh, I've ALWAYS wanted to try it, but I've never remembered to do it when the opportunity came, and am slightly afraid I'll do it wrong and burn my fingers. :-P I've burnt myself too many times already.
    I'm so pumped for the rest of the week!! :-D
    ~Miss Meg

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  3. It is here at last!!
    I have been looking so much forward to this party. Can anyone imagine something better than talking about Jane Austen for an entire week. I'll get working on the tag right along!
    Looking forward to all your posts!

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  4. Yay!!!!! It's finally starting! This is gonna be so much FUN!!!!

    Okay, here we go.

    1. Um . . . 7, probably? Because I love her books and I love the movies, but I couldn't honestly say she's my favorite author EVER (which would be more like a 10). So I'll go with 7.
    2. Gee . . . I would LOVE to play Fanny Price because we have sooooooooooooo much in common (seriously, it scares me how similar she is to me), but I don't look anything like her. At all. So I think I'll have to go with Jane Bennet. Because she's a good bit like me, too--we're both pretty soft-spoken and reserved and calm.
    3. There is no felicity superior to a walk in the sunshine. However, there are PLENTY of things superior to walk in the RAIN. (Lookin' at you, Marianne Dashwood.)
    4. My favorite villain? Willoughby. As played by Dominic Cooper. Because he's satisfyingly evil and he gets what he deserves in the end. (I don't know about you, but I LOVE that scene at the end where Elinor tells him what's what.)
    5. Gee, it's been a long time . . . Oh, I remember now. My mom bought a copy of "Emma" and gave it to me to read, and that was my first Jane Austen novel. (I still think it's one of her finest, by the way. It's not my favorite, but you can't beat the writing and the characterization.)
    6. I pretty much loved it immediately, although I've gotten to love it even more as I've matured and seen how true-to-life it all is.
    7. You're going to freak out, but I think it's Mr. Knightley. Seriously, he's HILARIOUS. In a good way. In the best of all possible ways, in fact.
    8. Yeah. :)
    9. Why should they NOT be? Don't pay any attention to Mr. Woodhouse. I love him, but don't listen to what he says.
    10. YAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!! (Yeah. Like that.)
    11. Uhhhhhhhh . . . they're about equal, honestly. Seriously, they're both brilliant writers.
    12. Marianne Dashwood. I've never really been able to relate to her at all, basically. She's just SO emotional--outwardly emotional, I mean--and it's really tough for me to understand that. I couldn't be like that even if I TRIED. I'm not saying I dislike her; I think she has a lot of good qualities; but we are practically polar opposites.
    13. Delaford, S&S 08. BECAUSE COLONEL BRANDON LIVES THERE, PEOPLES.
    14. Emma's wedding gown (in the 2009 version). It's GORGEOUS. And I love yellow. So there you are.
    15. Why would I do that? Why not just blow them out?

    This is so cool, Naomi--thanks SO MUCH for inviting us all to answer! Now I'm going to go read yours :)

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  5. Yay! This is going to be exciting! I don't have a blog (yet) so I'll answer the tags here.
    1. I'd say I'm a 9. I love Jane Austen and all her books, the movies, the clothes, everything!
    2. I would have "them" make a new Mansfield Park movie and I would play, oh shocking, Mary Crawford. I really like her character and funny/mean way of talking. I'd be good at playing her ;)
    3. Nope. No other felicity beats a walk outside. Especially when you're walking and reading a Jane Austen book (be careful though, tripping will happen).
    4.Hmm my favorite villain...I'd say Lucy Steele. She's so crafty and two faced. Lol, I find it amusing.
    5.No body introduced me. I had heard of the JA books and I was always curious. One day I was at Barnes and Noble with my family. I spied Sense and Sensibility and asked my mom to buy it for me:) That's how it started!
    6. Actually I didn't love it. When I first read S&S I thought it was rather slow. I had never read a book with old english like JA's books. BUT then I found a pretty hardcover copy of Pride and Prejudice at a book sale. And I loved it! So I reread S&S and enjoyed it much much more.
    7.Agh! This is a hard one! Hmm... I'd say Miss Bates from Emma. She's pretty funny because she is SUCH a chatter box.
    8. Ha, not really actually. But I do make comparisons with real life events and JA books. Like "Ooooh, so and so looked at so and so like Jane Fairfax looked at Emma when she was flirting with her beau!".
    9. Yes, they are allowed.
    10. Surprise mostly! I don't know many people personally (not counting the girls on the internet) that love JA.
    11. Oooooh, my heart... Captain Wentworth's one letter made my heart melt when I first read Persuasion. Mr.Darcy's are okay, but Captain Wentworth's letter is my favorite. *heart starts beating super fast*
    12. This is so so hard because I have all the JA heroines in me. I'd say the least though is Fanny Price. But I still love her!
    13. I've only seen a few of the movies but my favorite house is the Bennet house from P&P '95. Because of the nature and gardens.
    14. Nooo another hard question! My favorite dress though is one from the Emma miniseries (the new one). The pinkish peachy dress Emma wears at the ball.
    15. Haha! This made me laugh when I read it. But no I cannot do that. Maybe one day though...
    Well this was so much fun Naomi!! I can't wait for more.

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  6. Jane Austen Week is here! I am so excited. And pleased that I am allowed to do this tag :D

    1. On a scale of 1 to 10, how much of a Jane Austen fan do you consider yourself? -- 8, probably.
    2. If "they" would make a new Jane Austen Movie, and you would be able to be cast in it, which Jane Austen character would you most like to play? -- Elinor Dashwood. I can relate to her in many ways. If I couldn't be Elinor, I'd have to choose Lizzy Bennet :P
    3. Is there any felicity in the world superior to a walk? -- I have to side with Margaret here: Yes, there is. Writing. Also reading and drawing.
    4. Who's your favourite Jane Austen 'villain'? (As in 'villain' meaning 'the bad guy.') -- Frank Churchill. The others I simply loathe, but with Frank I go farther in my feelings of horror, indignation, and so on.
    5. What/Who introduced you to Jane Austen? -- My sister Jessica. She had already read several of the books and so I decided to read them too.
    6. Did you love/enjoy Jane Austen immediately, or has there been a time when you hated (um, prejudged) it? -- I first read Pride and Prejudice when I was about 13 years old. That was my introduction to Jane Austen. At that age, I couldn't understand all of it, but I definitely enjoyed reading Jane Austen. When I first read Persuasion, I wasn't fond of it at all, but that didn't make me hate the writing, it was just that particular story.
    7. Who, in your opinion, is the funniest Jane Austen character? -- NOT Henry Tilney, I'm afraid to say . . . The funniest? Well, I've never really thought about it. I guess I'll say that Emma is the funniest. Not ha-ha, but the most lively :P
    8. Do you quote Jane Austen randomly in public? -- Depends on what "public" means. If you mean around total strangers, then no. In the family, absolutely.
    9. Are children allowed to eat cake on weddings? -- Beg pardon, Mr. Woodhouse, but children ARE allowed to eat cake on weddings. Also at other receptions, dinners, and birthdays.
    10. What is your reaction when you hear that an aquaintance (e.g. A lady at Church) of yours loves Jane Austen? -- REALLY?!! We Must Talk. Why Did We Not Know Each Other Before. That sort of thing :D
    11. Who writes better letters, Mr Darcy or Captain Wentworth? (If you forgot what the letters were, shame on you, instead tell me if you prefer Strawberries to Chocolate or not.) Mr. Darcy all the way. Restraint. Logic. Gentleman-like. Believe it or not, I've never been a fan of Captain Wentworth's letter. *ducks rotten vegetables* I know, I know, but I feel that it's too melodramatic :P
    12. Which Jane Austen heroine do you relate the least to? -- Marianne Dashwood. Way over the top. The complete opposite of me. That's why I relate so much to Elinor Dashwood.
    13. What's your favourite Jane Austen house (from one of the movies)? -- I really love the Barton Cottage by the sea *sighs over the loveliness* from S&S '08. And then, from the same movie, there's Colonel Brandon's house. I would pick Colonel Brandon's house if we were talking practicality and all that sort of thing. Because really, Barton Cottage looks cold *brrr*.
    14. What's your favourite Jane Austen dress (from one of the movies)? -- I've always the dress that Marianne wears the evening that she meets Colonel Brandon in S&S '08. And I like Emma's forest green evening dress (Emma 2009).
    15. Can you turn off lit candles with your fingers? -- No, can you? I've never tried. And I probably never will :P

    That was an awesome tag! I loved doing it :) :) :)

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  7. Here is the link to my answers post, Naomi!

    http://thefloweringvales.blogspot.com/2015/11/jane-austen-week-tag.html

    It was a lot of fun to do!

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  8. Hurrah! The party has begun AND I've had time to do the tag! :-) My answers are here.

    And now I want cake. Going to have to settle for Halloween candy, methinks.

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  9. Here's a link to my answers! Thank you for doing this! My little sister and I just finished up watching Pride and Prejudice yesterday so I'm in the mood!!!! :)
    http://youmeandacupofteablog.blogspot.com/2015/11/jane-austen-week-2015-tag-answers.html

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  10. Oh! I'm so excited! The Jane Austen week has begun!!! I'd like to be fully involved, but I'm really not sure how many posts I'll be able to write myself, since it always takes me so long to formulate my thoughts. And a week goes by much too fast!

    I will be reading all your posts, though, and enjoying them very much!! :) Thanks for all your work to bring this about, Naomi! It's going to be a lot of fun!

    ~Miss March

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  11. Uh oh. Now you've done it. :) I just might have to start posting on a blog I set up half a year ago and never posted anything on. And I think your JA tag will be post #1. :) Are we supposed to link up our posts somewhere? Thank you for hosting!

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  12. Miss Meg, I LOVED your answers, m'dear. :-D Ah, yes, I love Margaret Dashwood too - I love the book-Margaret-Dashwood too. She's more romantic and poetical (and 13 years old rather than a tomboyish-11-year-old.)
    That story of the guy reading NA is really fun. Love it.
    Yes, I meant 'plain old strawberries.' :-)
    OHHH WE HAVE THE SAME FAVOURITE DRESSSS. Good taste there! ;-D Thank you for answering the questions!

    Jessica, You sound awesome then, if you're the most like Fanny and Jane! Yes, THAT SCENE WHERE ELINOR TELLS WHILLOUGHBY. We all loved it. :-D
    I LOVE MR KNIGHTLEY'S HUMOUR. Best ever. :-D
    I see why you wouldn't be able to relate with Marianne, really. I relate to her sometimes, but not THAT much. Ahhh, Emma's wedding gown! I always wish we could see all of it - but she doesn't take off her white wedding pelisse. (Or does she? Maybe she does! I've forgotten.)
    Thanks for doing this!

    Kristen, No I get that you would like to play Mary. It sounds fun to me too - you get to do some serious 'mean-but-snob'-ness. It's fun to act. :-P
    Miss BATES. She's so FUNNYYYY! Gotta love her. :-D
    Yeah, same. I don't relate much to Fanny, but I still love her very much. And ohhh, looook, we have the same favourite gown. It really is the prettiest. :-D
    Thank you so much for answering the questions, Kristen!

    Rosie, Lizzy! She's be amazing to act - I don't think I could, though. :-)
    Haha, actually, in the book Margaret agrees with Marianne about the walk. :-P But yeah, reading is BETTER. :-)
    Emma Woodhouse is very funny. Especially when acted by Romola Garai BECAUSE HEY HER FACIAL EXPRESSIONS.
    I prefer the Barton Cottage in the '95 version. It looks less cold. :-)
    Thanks, Rosie!!

    Kerry, just leave your links here! Looking forward to your post - so honoured!

    Miss March, don't worry if you don't get to do much! I know, a week passes too fast. :-/ Just sit back and enjoy. :-)

    To everyone else: Thank you for all the comments and for filling out the tag! :-)

    ~ Naomi

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  13. Hooray for Jane Austen! :) Thanks Naomi for putting it together! Not too sure how many of the posts I'm going to be able to do what with school and all that stuff :(, but I'll try my best! :)

    Here's the link to my answers for the tag: http://countingyourblessingsonebyone.blogspot.ca/2015/11/jane-austen-week-tag.html

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  14. Oh my bad, you are right :) I was getting faked out by the movie adaptation. And YES YES YES Romola Garia's facial expressions are PERFECT!! I will ALWAYS think of her as Emma Woodhouse :D

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  15. Oh, I do love tag! ;) This will be so fun, Naomi! I'll be posting my answers soon!!

    Mrs. Norris and General Tilney as a couple-heh heh heh heh...they deserve each other. :P

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  16. As Fanny Dashwood would say (am I really about to quote her?!), "Well, here I am at LAH-ST!" I do apologize for me tardiness. The trip, and all:) This is going to be such fun!

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  17. Aw, thanks, that's so sweet of you! :) I try my best, y'know, but of course Fanny and Jane are a lot better than me really. I just happen to share a lot of their personality traits.
    Yes, I think she has her little jacket off in the scene where she's talking to Mr. Woodhouse, right before they leave Hartfield. It's suuuuuuuuch a pretty gown. I love it.

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  18. Here are my tag answers. :) https://asmidgeonofsunshine.wordpress.com/2015/11/03/jane-austen-week/

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  19. I finished the tag
    Here's the link:
    http://best-of-classics.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-jane-austen-week-tag.html

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  20. Phew, are you going to have time for anything but reading all the answers for this great tag? Hahaha. In case you were lacking in reading material. Here are my answers Naomi, and thanks for the tag!

    http://writeoncordy.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-jane-austen-tag.html

    The new blog layout looks fantastic by the way! And your posts have been delightful to read.

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  21. This is so fun!! The party has finally arrived! Since I don't have a blog of my one, I'm going to type my answers down here. :-)

    1. Hmm. I am really bad at judging myself and when I do, I judge myself harder than someone else would. I think I would be a 6 or 7. I've seen almost all of the adaptations, and I've read all of her books except Lady Susan and Saditions.
    2. This is hard. I'm not sure if I would want to be Lizzy Bennet or Marianne. Both characters would be fun to play, and it would be kind of easy because they are both similar to me... Can I say both?
    3. Walks actually are rather nice, but dancing is wonderful. Your partner twirling you, and your body moving with the music. I guess dancing is more superior to walking. :-)
    4. Willoughby definitely!
    5. I had always been intrigued by Pride and Prejudice, and I wasn't allowed to watch the movie when I was young because of Lydia's situation. When Mom finally let me read the book, I read it and loved it! I always wondered why everyone liked is so much, and now and know why. :-)
    6. I fell in love with Jane Austen immediately! I read Emma next, I think. I also got Mom hooked onto Pride and Prejudice, and we started watching all these adaptations. Dad was a sport because he's watched Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility so many times with us, I forget. :-)
    7. Mr. Palmer for sure, and he doesn't even try to be funny. That just makes him funnier.
    8. Actually, I don't quote Jane Austen in public. I tend not to quote books in public, mostly lines from movies.
    9. Give the children as much cake as they want, but leave some for the adults and older kids please. :-)
    10. "You like Jane Austen!" (nods my head in fascination several times as they talk) Then I lead the subject away or don't talk anymore when I've found out that they haven't watched a lot of adaptations of her novels. They seem to just like the 90s Emma, Sense and Sensibiliy, and both the 95 and 2005 Pride and Prejudice. They don't get excited that there is a 2009 Emma that is amazing. I don't know. I haven't met anyone in person who likes Jane Austen as much as me. Acutally, there is one other person, but we don't really click together.
    11. I have to choose! I remember being very impressed of Captain Wentworth's letter when I read Persuasion, but I've only read it once, so I don't remember well. I've read Pride and Prejudice several times on the other hand, so I really know Mr. Darcy's letter. Even though I don't remember it well, I think I liked Captain Wentworth's better. I forget why, but I know that they really made an impression on me. I think Captain Wentworth's letters were shorter too.
    12. Fanny Price. For some reason, I never really got into her character.
    13. I love the Pemberly from the 2005 version. It was just so beautiful, especially with the lake.
    14. I love any of the 2009 Emma Woodhouse's dresses.
    15. I wish I could do that! :-)

    I can't wait to read your other posts this week!

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    1. Thank you for answering my questions! :-)

      I know. Dancing is way more fun than walking.
      That's what makes Mr Palmer so hilarious! Because he doesn't even TRY to be funny. All he does is just say things grumpiliy. And it's SO FUNNY. :-)
      Yes. Emma Woodhouse's dresses. Her whole wardrobe is simply stunning and gorgeous!

      ~ Naomi

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  22. I've completed the tag, Naomi!

    http://marchramblings.blogspot.com/2015/11/jane-austen-tag.html

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  23. Here's mine!

    http://ladyofanorien.blogspot.com/2015/11/jane-austen-party-tag.html

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  24. One more. :)

    http://ladyofanorien.blogspot.com/2015/11/my-3-favorite-austen-films.html

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  25. 1. On a scale of 1 to 10, how much of a Jane Austen fan do you consider yourself?
    Um... I've read four out of six of her books. I'm finishing Mansfield Park now and still have Emma left to read, which I'm looking forward to. I do quite love her books and the movies inspired by it, and the time period and history, but I do think that some of her books tend to be very similar, the characters and plot, but I love them. I think maybe... maybe... 8? Or 9 or 7...
    2. If "they" would make a new Jane Austen Movie, and you would be able to be cast in it, which Jane Austen character would you most like to play?
    Well, let's be realistic here. Like I would ever be able to cast in a movie at all, let alone get the part I want. But I would adore being Jane Bennett. She's so sweet and classy, not to mention she falls in love with a guy who (at least, in the movie, and in my imagination) has the coolest hair EVER! She would be fun to be, and she get's to be the support of Lizzie.
    3. Is there any felicity in the world superior to a walk?
    Yes, drinking tea... reading a book... playing dress up (which I've not done in a long time, but really should)... I like walks, but there are many things I enjoy more.
    4. Who's your favorite Jane Austen 'villain'? (As in 'villain' meaning 'the bad guy.')
    Um...Mary Crawford. She's horrible. She is sweet, I think, but she is so terrible in having Edmund fall for her, and just for being so darn unfeeling to Fanny!
    5. What/Who introduced you to Jane Austen?
    Uh... well my family has always been into good literature, and she is an extremely famous author. I've known who and what she is my whole life. I've watched movies of her since I was like 8, but just started reading the books like a few months ago.
    6. Did you love/enjoy Jane Austen immediately, or has there been a time when you hated (um, prejudged) it?
    I thought she would be boring (and no offense, can be at times) but I love her very much now.
    7. Who, in your opinion, is the funniest Jane Austen character?
    Ooh... 0.o Perhaps...maybe... possibly... I really don't know. In the 2005 P&P I am very amused by Mr. Collins stupidity. And in the books maybe... Mrs. Jennings is so annoying that eventually you go like 'wow..' and start laughing, wondering if your brain can take it any longer.
    8. Do you quote Jane Austen randomly in public?
    I'll quote the movies with my siblings who have seen it. My brother and my sister and myself are quite in love with the 2005 version of P&P. But no not in public really.
    9. Are children allowed to eat cake on weddings?
    Absolutely not. :P
    10. What is your reaction when you hear that an acquaintance (e.g. A lady at Church) of yours loves Jane Austen?
    "I love her books! Are you in love with Mr. Bingly, too?
    11. Who writes better letters, Mr Darcy or Captain Wentworth? (If you forgot what the letters were, shame on you, instead tell me if you prefer Strawberries to Chocolate or not.)
    Captain Wentworth
    12. Which Jane Austen heroine do you relate the least to?
    Fanny Price. She's so good and shy and patient and selfless. Nothing like me. I wish I was, though.
    13. What's your favorite Jane Austen house (from one of the movies)?
    The Bennett's' (P&P 2005). It's so big and spacious and lovely!
    14. What's your favorite Jane Austen dress (from one of the movies)?
    I love the gown that Mr. Bingly's sister (is her name Charlotte?) wears in the P&P 2005 scene where she 'takes a turn around the room' with Lizzie (don't you love that phrase?)
    15. Can you turn off lit candles with your fingers?
    Yes, but it took some practice. I had a burn the first few times I tried.

    I'm I done? How sad! I wish there was much more. Thank YOU, for giving us a chocolate cookie.

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  26. Two Are Better Than One by Carol Ryrie Brink! Read it, it's swelliferous! :D :D

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    1. For some reason I couldn't get this to reply to the earlier comments, haha.

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  27. I'm shamefully late on this, but I did do the tag! http://haydenwand.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-jane-austen-tag.html

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