I Love Jane Austen Week- the tag

Thank you to Hamlette @ Hamlette’s Soliloquy for making this fun tag!

1.  Which did you experience first, a Jane Austen book or a movie based on one?


It was a movie. I just don’t know if it was Pride and Prejudice (2005) or Sense and Sensibility (1995). My sister is sure it was the former, but I think it was the latter.

2.  What is your favorite Austen book?


I like Sense and Sensibility a whole lot, and also Northanger Abbey, but Pride and Prejudice is my favorite, and I do not wonder why it is her best known/loved work.

3.  Favorite heroine?  Why do you like her best?

e999dc2205e5e673e31feecc97587e3aThis is a great question. One that I don’t really have an answer to. I mean, movie wise, probably Emma Woodhouse from Emma (2009) and Jane Bennett from Pride and Prejudice (2005), but book wise probably  the Dashwood sisters. I love both Marianne and Elinor are both pretty great, with their virtues and faults, their ‘sisterliness’ and their sense and sensibility at times.

4.  Favorite hero?  Why do you like him best?           Mr. Bingley https://plus.google.com/+DaneFindley/posts/fbtZeEdxAEc Emma Reaction GIFs - Knightley Edition 4

Okay. All of them? Perhaps Henry Tilney and Captain Wentworth if we are talking from the books. They are pretty terrific. From the movies, I love George Knightley from Emma (2009) and Charles Bingly from Pride and Prejudice (2005). I love Mr. Knightley because he’s amazing, and Bingly because of how quirky and amusing and adorably akward he is. Plus, his hair.

5.  Do you have a favorite film adaptation of Austen’s work?

Emma (Romola Garai) and Mr. Knightley (Jonny Lee Miller) in Emma by Jane Austen…     “Grace of Manner” | 10 Things You Didn't Know You Were Attracted To

Yes! I love Pride and Prejudice (2005) and Emma (2009). Pride and Prejudice is so visually pleasing, and the soundtrack is so amazing, and Rosamund Pike as Jane, and all that, and is a therefore very lovely movie. Emma is just wonderful. I’m not sure why I like it so much, but I do.  I binge-watched it when I was sick last year, and I loved almost every minute of it.

6.  Have your Austen tastes changed over the years?  (Did you start out liking one story best, but now like another better?  Did you think she was boring at first, then changed your mind?  Etc.)

when Iyloh gets involved:

In a way, yes. I thought I was going to hate her works, because my sister scared me into thinking ahead of time that she was boring. But I read eight of her novels in a row, and loved most of them. I still think they can be a bit redundant, and that sometimes it seems a bit formulaic.

7.  Do you have any cool Austen-themed things (mugs, t-shirts, etc)?

No, but I would love to have some! I would especially like:

Jane's Men / women's slouchy sweatshirt Jane Austen by Brookish:      Jane Austen Playing Cards http://www.readerscatalog.com/collections/games-for-grown-ups/products/jane-austen-playing-cards:   Mug with Jane Austen quotes. So cool!:

https://www.bookish.com/articles/fun-ways-to-wrap-bookish-gifts/:   Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

8.  If you could ask Jane Austen one question, what would you ask her?

“Teach me your ways!” Or “how did you chose your character’s names?”

9.  Imagine someone is making a new film of any Jane Austen story you choose, and you get to cast the leads.  What story do you want filmed, and who would you choose to act in it?

Edward, Elinor, Colonel Brandon, Marianne, and Willoughby

Woah! Sounds awesome to do. Perhaps… Richard Madden as Edward Ferrars and… Anna Popplewell as Elinor Dashwood and Colin Ferrel as Colonel Brandon and Eliza Bennet as Marianne and Ioan Gruffudd as Willoughby to star in a new Sense and Sensibility? That’s either perfect or horrible and I don’t think it goes in between wonderful and disastrous. It’s one or the other.

10.  Share up to five favorite Jane Austen quotations!

24 Jane Austen Quotes That Still Ring True Today:
This is so true.

Her own thoughts and reflections were habitually her best companions. Mansfield Park, Jane Austen.:

To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love - Jane Austin #dance #quote:

INTJ Thoughts Tumblr 19 - My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company. - quote by - jane austen:

Well this was certainly a fun tag! I enjoyed doing it, especially since I’ve been out of ideas for any posts. Jane Austen, thank you for giving us these terrific books.

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13 thoughts on “I Love Jane Austen Week- the tag

    1. Thanks so much, Deborah! I’m so glad you liked it! Yes, you must! I will be eagerly awaiting your version. Yeah, it’s very fun! Thank you! I had a great time doing it 🙂 A very fun tag.

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  1. I love most what you say about yourself! I read either Pride & Prejudice or Sense & Sensibility so long ago ago I’m not sure which one & basically thought it was boring & slow moving, although I did like her writing . The movies seemed pretty redundant to each other although fun for the old time beautiful clothes & furnishings. I liked most the quotations you chose. Good going Honey!


    1. Thanks, Caren. Yes, her works are a bit slow moving, but I love ’em anyways. Yes, the movies can be a bit redundant, but that’s only because the books are. Yes, it’s lovely to see old fashioned clothes and such. Thank you.


  2. If you flipped Ioan Gruffudd to being Colonel Brandon and Colin Farrell to being Willoughby, I would so watch that version of S&S!

    And wow, those Austen playing cards are cool! I would like those myself.

    Thanks for joining the party 🙂


  3. The 2009 version of Emma is my favorite as well! It has become my “sewing movie” before, since it is so long I can put it in and listen while I project. 🙂

    I like the ’95 version of P&P best, but I absolutely love Rosamund Pike as Jane. She just looks so lovely and kind through the whole movie!


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