I've personally never read one all the way through (The closest that I've come to reading one was that I've flipped through one a little -- I forgot what it was called, but it was a Pride and Prejudice continuation written in letters). Personally, I'm not a big fan of sequels. If it was Jane Austen that wrote a sequel to one of her books, I would take an interest since it would be an official continuation, but obviously she never wrote a sequel to any of her books. I guess I wouldn't want to make a commitment into reading a sequel that I would be disappointed in because it doesn't live up to the original novel. But then again, I never read a Jane Austen sequel so all this is merely my speculation.
9. Do you have a favorite spot to keep all your Jane Austen "stuff"?
I have one shelf by my computer that has all my Jane Austen books (I have all the major novels except for Mansfield Park); my copies of Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion are all the Everyman's Library editions, while my Pride and Prejudice is the Modern Library edition (It has both Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle on it!). I also have my Jane Austen comics (which are actually interesting), and my copy of Jane Austen for Dummies also on my shelf. My Jane Austen DVDs I have around, not specifically in one spot (especially since I like to play them). I also have my Jane Austen action figure by my computer, providing inspiration for blog posts, no doubt ;-). Here are some pictures!
|My book shelf|
|My Jane Austen Books.|
|My Jane Austen comics. My brother gave me the Pride and Prejudice one for Christmas a couple of years ago. The Sense and Sensibility one I found at Borders (which is going out of business :'( I'm going to miss it....).|
|Ahhh! It turned out too dark! Oh well... This is my Jane Austen action figure.|
10. Which Jane Austen character do you think you're most like?
I'm probably most like Elizabeth Bennet. We both have a very similar sense of humor, have very strong opinions, and aren't afraid to stand up for what we believe. One of the reasons that I like Pride and Prejudice so much is that I could easily relate to Lizzy: I never related to a character in a book so much before I read Pride and Prejudice. I usually end up as Lizzy for quizzes.
11. What was your introduction to Jane Austen?
My mom actually introduced me to Jane Austen. She had seen the 1995 miniseries to Pride and Prejudice so when I mentioned to her that I was supposed to read it for English eventually for school (I actually ended up reading it a year before I had to), she started to tell me about it. It sounded interesting, so one day I got to watch part of it. Things got a little busy (like things usually do), so it was awhile before I finally got to watch the whole thing. We happened to see it was on Masterpiece Theater, so for a couple of week, we watched the whole thing... and I've been hooked ever since!