Via Hamlette's Soliloquy
So here is Hamlette's book tag for Austen Week:
1. Which did you experience first, a Jane Austen book or a movie based on one?
Book: Pride and Prejudice
2. What is your favorite Austen book?
Persuasion, with Pride and Prejudice an extremely close second. I'm really loving Emma right now; then I would place Sense and Sensibility next, with Mansfield Park last. I still need to read Northanger Abbey.
3. Favorite heroine? Why do you like her best?
Elizabeth Bennet. She absolutely, totally rocks. I relate to her very much, or else I made it up in my head, and I want to be her in my next life.
4. Favorite hero? Why do you like him best?
Captain Frederick Wentworth: Jane Austen created the ideal utopian husband: hard working, self-made, determined, and kind of modern. And did I mention, (with the help of Jane) he can write a love letter that "pierces" one's heart like Cupid's arrow?
5. Do you have a favorite film adaptation of Austen's work?
"Pride and Prejudice" (2005) I have not seen many adaptations of Austen films, so I am not a very good judge in this department.
6. Have your Austen tastes changed over the years?
Here's my story: I absolutely loved reading Pride and Prejudice and went into Persuasion thinking I knew what I was doing; but I hated it. A year later, I was encouraged to reread Persuasion - which I did, with the most amazing results: I loved it more than Pride and Prejudice. I don't know what happened, but the maturity of Persuasion really appealed to me. After that, it was hit or miss: I admired Sense and Sensibility, but I did not care for Mansfield Park. And now I am loving Emma. I think I just need to read and reread Austen's books over and over again.
7. Do you have any cool Austen-themed things?
No (sad face).
8. If you could ask Jane Austen one question, what would you ask her?
Share your reading/book list. : ) (More like a command.)
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?
Again, I'm not a movie person, and I don't even know actors or actresses well enough to place them in character.
10. Share up to five favorite Jane Austen quotations:
Pride and Prejudice:
It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us.
Women fancy admiration means more than it does.
No, it was not regret which made Anne's heart beat in spite of herself,
and brought the colour into her cheeks when she thought of
Captain Wentworth unshackled and free.
She had some feelings which she was ashamed to investigate.
They were too much like joy, senseless joy.
Sense and Sensibility:
If I could but know his heart, every thing would become easy.
Nothing ever fatigues me but doing what I do not like.
It was foolish, it was wrong, to take so active a part in bringing any two people together. It was adventuring too far, assuming too much, making light of what ought to be serious, a trick of what ought to be simple. She was quite concerned and ashamed, and resolved to do such things no more.