Monday, September 29, 2014

The Janeite Tag

 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? :)



  1. Aww, you're so sweet Hannah. I'm glad you did the tag(-: (Cute picture collage by the way!) Have you seen Cranford? It's awesome and the 2005 Bingley (or whatever-his-real-name-is) is in it. XD

    1. Yes I have! Cranford is a great one. Thanks, Elizabeth!

  2. You are just the cutest with your messy bun + frames! Loveed this. ;)

  3. I saw the title and I saw the books and I saw your glasses and got distracted, because woahhhh those are cute!!

    and then I remembered the whole Jane Austen thing and almost screamed but didn't. ;) So things are under control here in Canada! Just a little computer spaz, nothing out of the ordinary.

    I always feel super ashamed of myself but I've never seen the full 5 hour P&P drama. And the one time I sat down for the full duration it was in the wee early hours of the morning and I kept falling asleep. D: So I'll have to say the 2005 version...

    I'd love to meet Bingley. I think I'm rather Janeish and I just thing that it would be super awkward but also so fun to meet her and Bingley irl. We could go for long walks and get our hems covered in five inches of mud. ;)

    (you can come too, if you like!!)

    1. Olivia you are HILARIOUS, okay?
      Yes we can go visit Bingley. Maybe you can be Jane and I can be Lizzie. So exciting.
      Thanks for commenting Olivia!!

  4. Eeek, those pictures are so cute. Also, your Austen book stack is gorgeous.

    1. Aw, thank you! I'm proud of my Jane Austen stack. Though the top two books are my sisters that I borrowed for the post! #iambookthief

  5. I love the 1995 P&P! But I've never read it. I've only read Northanger Abbey. I need to watch the 2005 P&P again. I watched it a while ago and didn't like it so much but it seems pretty popular, so I think I missed something.

    1. Yay another 1995 fan! *high-five* I do recommend giving the 2005 one another try. The music alone makes is worth the watch.

  6. You look so adorable and happy with your Jane Austen books. :) and we have the same copy of Enma! (That is also the only Jane Austen book I've ever read to the end. *hids face in shame*)