Question: How on earth could I possibly pass up a Jane Austen tag?
Answer: I couldn't.
First of all, thank you very much to the lovely Elizabeth Anne for tagging me! (you guys should totally go check out her blog. It's awesome!)
The first rule of the tag is that I have to quickly tell you how I was first introduced to all thing Jane Austen, and to give one fun Austen-related fact about myself.
My Introduction to Jane Austen: I don't remember a time when I didn't know about Jane Austen. I think it was my grandma who first introduced my family to the BBC adaptations, and I grew up watching them. I started reading the books about two years ago, and I love those, too. And let's see...a fun fact is that I got to see two of the houses that were used as filming locations in Pride and Prejudice (2005) this summer!
1995 or 2005 Pride and Prejudice?It is a truth universally acknowledged that the majority of broken friendships occur as a result of questions such as these. :) I do think that they are both very good, and I do think that the 2005 version is superior in some respects (namely the soundtrack, cinematography, and casting for Mr. Bingley).
BUT...I'm very loyal to the 1995 version. I just enjoy watching it so much more. I love the cast and the classic BBC feel. Plus, Colin Firth.
If you could meet one Jane Austen character, who would it be, and why?
Mr. Darcy. Because he's Mr. Darcy.
Favorite Jane Austen quote?
"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope...I have loved none but you."
*sigh* That one's from Persuasion. (Captain Wentworth is so poetic.)
How many of Jane Austen's novels have you read?Five. I still need to read Northanger Abbey!
Would you rather go to a Christmas party with Emma Woodhouse or visit the sea shore with Anne Elliot?A Christmas party with Emma! But Mr. Elton is not invited.
Have you ever been to England?
Yeah and it was horrible.
(lol jk it was fabulous)
Would you rather spend two hours listening to Mrs. Bates ramble or with Mrs. Bennet complaining about her poor nerves?
I don't think I could stand having to listen to Mrs. Bennet's complaints. Mrs. Bates may say some very dull things indeed, but at least she's not a big meanie.
I'm going to kind of break the original rules here (hope that's okay, Elizabeth!) and just say that if anyone would like to do this tag, consider yourself tagged to answer these questions! Or you could even answer them down in the comments. Why not start up a 1995 vs. 2005 P&P debate, too? :)