Monday, February 23, 2015

2015 Literary Heroines Blog Party!!!

So, this is my first time doing this and I am very excited! All I have to do is answer some fun questions, and that sounds easy enough... If you are interested in entering, go to the Heroine Party's hostess' wonderful blog at this link: 

                                       The Questions:

                        1. Introduce yourself! Divulge your life's vision, likes, dislikes, aspirations, or                                                              something completely random!

Hello, my name is Lucy, and this is my first time attending the literary heroine blog party! I love love love to read, especially if those books are written by Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott or L.M. Montgomery. One of my goals in life is to have a huge library full of books with a winding staircase in the middle to a second floor of books. and of course their would have to be a big window, a roaring fire, and a cosy arm chair. 

2. What, to you, forms the essence of a true heroine?

Oh dear, well, I like heroine's who have some spunk, and isn't afraid (this is why Jane Eyre and Fanny Price aren't one my favorite heroines list ) They must have wonderful imagination and a good heart! So, basically I'm just describing Anne Shirley and Jo March =D

3.  Share (up to) four heroines of literature that you most admire and relate to.

I think they would have to be:
Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables. People say that Anne and I are very alike! Which to me is very flattering...

Eowyn from The Lord of the Rings. Other than being such a great character, her clothes are just wonderful!

Emma Woodhouse from Emma. Emma has always been my favorite! 

Jo March from Little Women. Writer, reader, actress, Jo and I have the same interests! ;)

4.  Five of your favorite historical novels? 

                       Little Women, Rebecca, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Rose In Bloom, Anne of Green Gables, Emma to name a few... (and I know some of these aren't really historical, but I love them, so oh well.)

5.  Out of those five books who is your favorite major character and why?

......Sir Percy,  Jo March, and Emma, Anne! Sorry, I didn't have enough self control to name only one. As to why? Because they have such awesome and unique personalities and tempers! 

6.  Out of those five books who is your favorite secondary character and why? 

 Mr. Knightley and Marilla. Because they are the best! Need I say more?

7.  If you were to plan out your dream vacation, where would you travel to - and what would you plan to do there? 

England!!!! I would go all over the place collecting souvenirs and such. Also, I would take thousands of pictures! I would definitely go to Scotland, and Ireland, too. Oh, and I would have to bring a bunch of good novels, probably a lot of Agatha Christie mysteries!

8.  What is your favorite time period and culture to read about? 

Medieval times (Robin Hood!! Ivanhoe) and the early 20th century (Anne of Green Gables/Little Women). oh! and  the 19th century! (Jane Austen!)

9.   You have been invited to perform at the local charity concert. Singing, comedy, recitation - what is your act comprised of?

Singing and Dancing probably, maybe "Burlington Bertie from Bow" ;) 

10.  If you were to attend a party where each guest was to portray a heroine of literature, who would you select to represent? 

Emma Woodhouse! or Anne Shirley... tough decision...

11.  What are your sentiments on the subject of chocolate?

I LOVE it, as long as it is milk chocolate, and their is a glass of milk with it...

12.  Favorite author(s)? 

Oh, L.M. Montgomery, Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, C.S. Lewis, Agatha Christie, J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, shall I go on???  (it did say author(s)!!!)

13.  Besides essentials, what would you take on a visiting voyage to a foreign land?

my camera!!! bubblegum. my journal. sunglasses. yup!

14.  In which century were most of the books you read written?  

19th and 20th..

15.  In your opinion, the ultimate hero in literature is… 

Can I make "hero" plural, please? If so, I say Sir Percy, Mr. Knightley, and  Aragorn!

16.  Describe your ideal dwelling place. 

A mysterious castle or mansion with lots of rooms and secret passages, next to the sea and forest! Or a pretty cottage like Green Gables.

17.  Sum up your fashion style in five words.  

 pretty casual, dark colors, Lucyish ;)

18.  Have you ever wanted to change a character’s name?

...not really... 

19.  In your opinion, the most dastardly villain of all literature is...

Well, I know Harry Potter isn't really literature ;) but Voldemort and Umbridge are pretty awful!! What's his face from "The Scarlet Pimpernel". The Sheriff of Nottingham is terrible too. And Rebecca from "Rebecca".  She really scares me! 

20.  Three favorite Non-fiction books? 

Non-fiction? I don't know... I mainly read fiction.

21.   Your duties met for the day, how would you choose to spend a carefree summer afternoon?

Go walk around an old-fashioned little town. Make some cold drink and read a book, watch a movie, or do a fun project. Oh, and I would go to the beach! 

22.  Create a verbal sketch of your dream hat - in such a way as will best portray your true character.

A big floppy sunhat ;) it would have to be worn with a cool pair of sunglasses though!

23.  Share the most significant event(s) that have marked your life in the past year. 

My Confirmation, and... well, probably READING!!!! ;D 

24.  Share the Bible passage(s) that have been most inspiring to you recently.

"Every weakness you have is an opportunity for God to show His strength in your life." - 2 Corinthians 12;9

There I am done. I hope you enjoyed reading the questions and my answers. Go answer the questions on your blog if it looks like fun to you! The party ends on Feb 28, and feel free to use the blog button on the top of this page.