Monday, August 8, 2011

Jane Austen Week questions part 1

Jane Austen Week has started! I am so excited! I would have posted this yesterday, but I was canning peaches with my mother and a friend all day. And when I came home I was just too tired! Anyway I am copying The old Fashioned Charm and doing my questions throughout the week! I love the idea. I find all the questions at once a little over whelming! :)

1.What is your favorite thing about Jane Austen? Why? I am ashamed to admit that I don't know much about Jane Austen herself. From what I know she sounds like she was an interesting person and I would love to have met her. (what better way to know more about her ;) The reason I don't no much about is because I have not taken the trouble to research more about her. This is a very sad question for me.

2 What are your top 3 Jane Austen novels? Why? My top 3....... I think Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Mansfield Park. When I was little I like P&P because I had the same name as the heroine, but now that I am older I like the story, the characters make me laugh, and the humor. S&S is one that I just like because I identify with Elinor a lot. I love the story though two sisters with no fortune what so ever end up marrying the people who love them best, and Marian at least (Elinor not so much) end up being quite rich, but they are all happy. :) Mansfield Park is more mature and not the quite the same romantic stuff that is in other Jane Austen novels.

I would have done more questions, but I only want to do 3 questions per post, and 3 of the questions go together. :)



  1. I got the link okay. Great answers! Can't wait for the other questions!

  2. I like Elinor a lot fact, I think I'm just like her in many ways. :)

  3. I enjoyed reading your answers to these two questions and I look forward to reading the next parts.

    Don't be sad about not knowing much about Jane and don't feel ashamed, be proud that you have the strength to admit that you don't know some things. I admire your answer to the first question :)

    I think I would love a story if my name was also the heroine's name!So I can absolutely understand why you would- and Elizabeth is such a pretty name!

    Mel :)

  4. I am not sure I've read more than three of her books, so I'd have to answer the question with the ones I've read :)

    I don't know a huge amount about her either.

  5. @Miss Elizabeth Bennet: I am glad that you got the link. I can't wait to answer them!

    @Marian: I often feel like I am a lot more like Elinor as well.

    @Mel: Thank you for your lovely comment it was very sweet! Thank you! I like my name. :)

    @Mimi: I have not read as much of her novels as I would have liked. I am trying to read more though. :)
    I am glad that i am not the only one.