Here are the rules:
~Thank and link back to the person who tagged you.
~Tell how you were introduced to Jane Austen and share one fun fact about your Janeite life (this fun fact can be anywhere from "I stayed up all night reading Emma," to "I visited Chawton and met Anna Chancellor.").
~Answer the tagger's questions.
~Write seven questions of your own.
~Tag as few as one or as many as seven other Janeites and let them know you've tagged them.
In 2011, my mom introduced me to Jane Austen by getting the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice out of the library one day. At first I wasn't interested because it was simply a romance story, but in the end I really loved it! That lead us to watch the 6-hour version... two or three times in one week... And then I read the book and have read it every year since 2011!
Here are Clever Bunnies' questions:
1) If you were to name a child after an Austen character, which name would you choose?
I'm going to go with what seems to be the popular answer... Elinor. =) Elinor is such a pretty name! And I love the way Jane Austen spells it, with an "i" instead of an "ea." Isn't Aunt Elinor from Inkheart named after Elinor in Sense and Sensibility?
If I were to name a boy after a Jane Austen character, I would choose the name George (after George Knightley, not George Wickham), since George is already on my future-children's name list.
2) Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters are all coming to your house for tea; what do you serve them, and what would you talk about?
I would serve them tea and fruit and little cakes and tea sandwiches. It's more of a 1910's meal, but I'm sure the Bennet's would like it. We would probably talk about the differences between the 1800's and the 2000's. Mary and I might discuss music.
3) If you were running down a hill in the rain, fell and broke your ankle, and a handsome young man jumped down off his horse to rescue you, would it be love at first sight?
Haha ha... no. It would be more like embarrassment and then worry that I'm being too much of a trouble and then worrying that he's gonna think I'm weird and stupid for running and falling in the rain. He'd drop me off at my house and we'd never meet again. The end.
4) Which Austen heroine would make the best companion for the Doctor?
I think Mary Crawford from Mansfield Park would be a good companion for the Doctor. She's not necessarily a heroine, per say... I bet Emma Woodhouse would have fun with the Doctor too.
(Or, considering that Billie Piper played both Rose Tyler and Fanny Price, maybe Fanny should be the Doctor's companion?)
5) Which Austen character most deserves a slap in the face?
Henry Crawford. Ugh.
6) If all the main characters from Jane Austen's books were attending a ball, who do you suppose would strike up the most engaging conversation?
Hm, intriguing question! I think Frank Churchill and Henry Crawford would get together and talk about the latest London fashions. Wickham and Willoughby would talk about being slimy womanizers. Mr. Knightley and Mr. Darcy might talk about running estates and their wives would probably giggle at them behind their backs.
7) If you and your favorite Austen heroine unexpectantly switched places for the day, what havoc would be wrought in both the literary world, and the real one?
My, my! If I switched place with Fanny Price, I would most definitely wreak havoc! I would start by telling her cousins and aunt and uncle to be nicer to her. Then I'd go find Henry Crawford and give him a nice big slap. =)
If Fanny were to come into my life, I really have no clue what would happen. She probably wouldn't wreak any havoc... She'd probably just sit around and absorb everything that was going on around her.
Live long and prosper.