Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Ultimate Book Bash Tag: Part 2

Part 2 of my Ultimate Book Bash Questions! Interested in participating? Visit Austenitis to find out more!

Louisa May Alcott or Lucy Maud Montgomery? Name your favorite book by the author you chose.
Never read any other their books, but I would be more interested in Little Women, so Louisa May Alcott.

Jane Austen or Charlotte Bronte? Name your favorite book by the author you chose.
Definitely Jane Austen! Her characters are a lot more likable and relatable. The only Charlotte Bronte book I've read was Jane Eyre, which isn't a favorite of mine (I really dislike Mr. Rochester in there; he's no gentleman -- he was very rude and he lied right to Jane's face *ducks for cover*). In my opinion, I find that the Brontes rely too heavily on emotion, while Jane Austen had some emotion in her books, but they were governed more by common sense (at least by the characters that you admire). Anyways, favorite book by Jane Austen is, of course, Pride and Prejudice.

Would you rather read historical fiction about the sinking of the Titanic, or the Civil War?
I haven't read any historical fiction, but I would probably lean more towards the Civil War than the sinking of the Titanic.

What's your favorite classic? Why?
Gotta be Pride and Prejudice! It's my favorite book. I like it so much because I can very easily relate to Elizabeth Bennet.

Little Women or A Little Princess?
Not familiar with either, but I'm probably more interested in Little Women. I might watch A Little Princess one of these days, though.

What's your favorite time period to read about?
Regency Era! After that, probably the Victorian Era. I've just started to like the Edwardian Era, though.

G. A. Henty, J. R. R. Tolkien, or Charles Dickens? What's your favorite book or series by the author you chose?
Probably Dickens. I've only ready part of Little Dorrit, but I really enjoyed what I read of it (plus I enjoyed the 2008 miniseries of it)

Ivanhoe or Ben-Hur?
Not too familiar with either, but I might have to go with Ben-Hur.

Name three books everyone should read.
I can only think of two (I seem to only come up with one less than the number I'm supposed to mention >.<) Pride and Prejudice (predictable from me, I know) and Sense and Sensibility (probably also predictable).

Name two books we wouldn't have expected you to enjoy.
I can only think of one. I enjoyed Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (it was very good, but it does get violent). 

God Bless,
 God Bless, Miss Elizabeth Bennet


  1. A tip: the Shirley Temple Little Princess is good. :) The ending isn't accurate to the book, but. :) I enjoyed this! Thanks so much for participating!

  2. It's sad that you haven't read any historical fiction! hehe ;-) That was my favorite thing to read before I got to know Jane Austen, and I still like it. Well, the good ones. I've come across shall we say... well, authors who are just sort of trying to write a book and don't have too much in mind for the story. :P

  3. Charity,

    Have you seen the Little Princess from the 80s, BBC? It's REALLY good (and accurate to the book! Nice costumes, too. hehe). I used to watch it about once a week when I was younger. haha. And it's very well-made compared to other ones from the 80s. More info about it on my new 'Old-fashioned Movies' page on my blog...that I published about 2 minutes ago. :P I'll be posting about the pages today (I think).

  4. At least, I THOUGHT it was published. Bah.

    Still working on it. :-/


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