Monday, April 2, 2012

I've Been Tagged! (Everyone who wants to answer tagged!)

Like the title says, I've been tagged! This tag came to me from Elizabeth from The Endless Road and from Charity from Austenitis.

Here are the rules.
1. Post these rules 
2. Post 11 random things about yourself (optional)
3. Answer the questions the tagger posted for you in their post.
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
5. Go to their blog and tell them that they have been tagged.

So, I've posted the rules.

11 Random Things about Myself.

  1. I'm never good about posting random facts about myself.
  2. I enjoy taking nice pictures with my camera I got a few years ago for my birthday.
  3. I tend to dislike most modern books from recent years. Don't get me wrong, there are some I like, but a lot of them that I had to read for school I didn't like at all.
  4. I'm waiting for Downton Abbey: Series 3. (Why hasn't it aired yet?!)
  5. I do enjoy sci-fi movies/TV shows. There are some that are just funny.
  6. I like and dislike computer programming at the same time. Writing out the programs is fun, but when you get to the end and nothing works then it's not fun anymore... (HTML is a little different; it's easier to figure out what's wrong with the HTML code than with a programming language code)
  7. I've been thinking about making "movie posters" as graphics to put up on here. What do you think?
  8. I'm almost at 200 followers! W00t!
  9. I've begun to take an interest in millinery (hat making).
  10. For fabric, I like shopping at Jo-Ann Fabrics (love that they give out lots of coupons!)
  11. I'm currently watching Upstairs, Downstairs; I'm at Series 4 now: will definitely review Series 2 and 3 soon.

Elizabeth's Questions
1. Which to genre do you prefer historical fiction, a regular novel, or fantasy?
If Historical Fiction includes Jane Austen, then historical fiction. If it doesn't and it really is a book written recently that takes place in the past, then a regular novel.

2. How do you feel about all these new E-readers? (nooks, kindles) 

I have mixed feelings about them. I have had tablets that do other things besides act as an eReader (like surf the internet, check Facebook, check on my blog, etc.), but neither of them were pure eReaders. On the one hand, if you read through a lot of books or if you travel a lot and don't want to carry all those books, then the eReader may be a good investment. On the other hand, there's nothing like a good physical book that you can actually touch (refer to cartoon above). I also don't like how the eReader has taken out so many good bookstores. I used to enjoy going into Borders, but since they got into the eReader market too late they went out of business. Barnes and Noble may still do okay since they have their Nook station set up in their stores, but I miss the old bookstore chains.

3. Do you play and instrument? If so what instrument? 
Years ago, I used to play the flute. I played it for about five years regularly, but got out of the habit. Currently, I am learning how to play the piano.

4. Is there an instrument that you don't play, but wish you could? 
Other than I wish to play the piano better than I do now, maybe violin?

5. What are some of your favorite musicians?
I really don't have favorite musicians. I like different kinds of music, but don't specifically have a favorite musician. A lot of the music I listen to are oldies songs (let's face it, most of today's music isn't very good) and some classical or soundtrack music.

6. Do you prefer white chocolate of milk/dark chocolate? 
But I like both! But probably milk chocolate, though.

7. What is your favorite month? 
May is a pleasant month. It's warm outside without being really hot.

8. If you had the chance to go to 5 countries what countries would they be? 
Definitely England. Then maybe Italy. Ireland wouldn't be too bad either. Japan would be interesting. Maybe Tahiti?

9. Are you a country or a city person? Or a little of both? 
I live near a city, but I wouldn't want to live deep within a city: far too busy for me. But I wouldn't want to live somewhere too far away from a city. I guess I'm somewhere in the middle, so a little of both.

10. Who is your favorite character from Narnia? 
For the record, I've never read any of the Narnia books, but I did see the first two movies (not the third, though). But in the movies, I probably like Peter and Susan the best.

11. What is your favorite kind of cookie? 
I love those mint chocolate cookies that Panera sells sometimes!  

Charity's Questions

1. What’s your favorite breakfast food?
I order breakfast frequently at restaurants, so I'd have to say two eggs over easy with bacon (or sausage links), toast, and hash browns!
2. What’s your favorite book by Jane Austen?
Pride and Prejudice
3. What’s your favorite period drama?
Well, Pride and Prejudice (1995). Non-Jane Austen period drama, I'd have to say Downton Abbey.
4. What’s your favorite book by a more modern author?
I did like Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (It's very good, but it's a bit violent)
5. What’s your favorite kind of chip?
Regular, plain potato chips.
6. What’s your favorite fast food restaurant?
If Panera counts as fast food, I'll say Panera. If not, then Panda Express.
7. What’s your favorite classic book not by Jane Austen?
ARGGGH! I really need to read other books! Well, it's probably not my favorite, but I did like The Scarlet Letter. I did like what I read of Little Dorrit, though.
8. What’s your favorite Jane Austen film adaption?
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
9. What’s your favorite movie soundtrack?
I know it's not a movie, but I just can't get enough of the Downton Abbey soundtrack.
10. What’s your favorite place to read?
Somewhere quiet, whether at school or home.
11. What’s your favorite thing to blog about?
I like to review period dramas a lot, but I also enjoy holding blog party.

And if you happened to tag me and I didn't mention you, I'm most sorry. A lot has been going on this week, so I haven't been reading blogs like I ought.

11 New Questions (Warning: Random Questions Ahead)
  1. What do you like to put in a sandwich?
  2. What are your top three favorite eras for period dramas?
  3. What would happen if two characters from two different period dramas (you pick) traded places?
  4. You're stranded on a desert island with a TV and a DVD player. Which movies do you bring to keep yourself entertained.
  5. What are your least favorite secondary characters in period dramas?
  6. Okay, they're often called the best author in all of English Literature. Who's better: Jane Austen or Shakespeare?
  7. Cookies or Brownies?
  8. If you were to rematch couples from books/period dramas so that a lady from one book would marry a man from another period drama, who would you match? (Pick three)
  9. Favorite Period Drama Actor?
  10. Favorite Period Drama Actress?
  11. What's your favorite soup?
And I'll tag anyone who would like to answer these questions!

 God Bless,
 God Bless, Miss Elizabeth Bennet

1 comment:

  1. I love the comic strip! What will the poor carpenters make if some fool eschews real books?


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