Thursday, November 19, 2015

Yet Another Week...

Go check her blog out at Coffee, Classics, & Craziness  Lucy Maud Montgomery is one of my all time favorite authoresses. and, coincidentally, we share the same name. ;D Some of her books are:

  • Anne of Green Gables  (series 1-8)
  • Emily of New Moon (series 1-3)
  • Kilmeny of the Orchard
  • The Story Girl
  • The Blue Castle 
  • Pat of Silver Bush
  • Mistress Pat
  • Road to Avonlea
...and so many other wonderful books. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Jane Austen Week: Favorite JA movie Adaptions

I just love love love this film! It is so enjoyable and lovely and fun. I think it's cast  extremely well, which some of the JA adaptions are not, sadly. Felicity Jones and JJ Field are fantastic as Catherine and Henry. I have watched NA so many times and have never and will never grow tired of it.

I spent more than half the movie cringing at Anne's hair and look. She looks quite sickly in this film. But it is still quite fun!

I'll admit, I wasn't to pleases with the Mansfield Park adaptions, but this one is pretty good and loads of fun even though the characters weren't quite how I imagined them.

I know, I know, not at all like Pride and Prejudice should be. When I first watched it I was disgusted and saddened at how unlike the book this was. But after watching it many times, I have come to enjoy it. If I forget the fact that it is based off of and named P&P and just watch it as a movie (like I do with The Hobbit movies) I really enjoy it. It's just like any other Period Drama movie. I really enjoy it.

Probably my all time favorite JA film! The music, costumes, characters, scenery, landscape, EVERYTHING is just so beautiful and just as it should be. 

Obviously, it is time for a re-watch for me of both S&S adaptions, because I can't remember which one I like best.... So, I'll just go ahead and put both down. 

Other Period Dramas I loved:

Loved it! Even though in my opinion Anne Hathaway didn't do a really good job as Jane. I could hear her American accent through her "British" accent.

 Lark Rise to Candleford is probably one if not the best tv show I have ever watched. It is so enjoyable. I can't imagine any person watching Lark Rise and not loving it!

Hope you enjoyed!

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Lucy Amanda

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Jane Austen Week Day 1: The Tag

At last Jane Austen week has begun! And here are all of my answers to the JA tag. Go join the fun at Naomi's amazing blog right here!

1. On a scale of 1 to 10, how much of a Jane Austen fan do you consider yourself?

I am pleased to say 10! At least that's what I think I am. I have watched all of the movies, read all the books, everything! I just love anything and everything Jane Austen.

2. If "they" would make a new Jane Austen Movie, and you would be able to be cast in it, which Jane Austen character would you most like to play?

Emma Emma Emma! All the way. I could be made to look quite like her I think. More than any other character.

3. Is there any felicity in the world superior to a walk?

No. Marianne is quite right. As long as the walk is in the beautiful country (and it rains). Now, if the question was about a walk in the city or suburbs, then YES! there is definitely a felicity in the world superior to that...
4. Who's your favorite Jane Austen 'villain'? 

Ummm, I think probably Frank Churchill and Caroline Bingley.

5. What/Who introduced you to Jane Austen?

My mom on my tenth birthday. Read about that here

6. Did you love/enjoy Jane Austen immediately, or has there been a time when you hated (um, prejudged) it?

No! Even when my mom told me the stories, I have always loved it and never stopped loving it, and never will stop loving it. :)
7. Who, in your opinion, is the funniest Jane Austen character?

Mr. Bennet! He has some of the best lines ever. Also Mr. Palmer is very very very fun and "droll". ;) Hugh Laurie makes his character even more hilarious in the 1995 Sense and Sensibility. Also, Henry Tilney, funnily enough. Especially the ballroom scene. I would say Harriet Smith with "ship-court" and all, but I can't, as she annoys me to no end!
8. Do you quote Jane Austen randomly in public?

Once in a while. Mostly around my family, but they usually never know that I am actually quoting Jane Austen. XD
9. Are children allowed to eat cake on weddings?

Um, yes! (As long as they don't eat it all)    ;)

10. What is your reaction when you hear that an acquaintance (e.g. A lady at Church) of yours loves Jane Austen?

Sometimes I say "I love Jane Austen" to them and continue to talk about her (while trying to control myself inside). Sometimes I get annoyed though, 'cause I start to feel very possessive and I want to be the only one who is a huge fan of her books and the movies and all. I have no clue why I get that feeling, but I do.
11. Who writes better letters, Mr Darcy or Captain Wentworth?

Well, personally I really dislike Captain Wentworth. So other than it being my actual opinion, I say Mr. Darcy all the way because of my dislike for CW!

12. Which Jane Austen heroine do you relate the least to?

Haha, Anne Elliot. Not like her at all. And Fanny Price. I'm not quiet and shy and do people's biddings at the drop of a hat and wait on people and let people treat me badly and never say
anything! Whew! 

13. What's your favorite Jane Austen house (from one of the movies)?

Northanger Abbey! I love mysterious, gothic places. It would probably freak me out though. And Mansfield Park! it's so large and beautiful.
Northanger Abbey

Mansfield Park

14. What's your favourite Jane Austen dress (from one of the movies)?

Oh no! Tha'ts a really hard question! If I had to choose one I would choose this lovely dress:

Honorale Mentions go to these dresses:

(especially this one)

15. Can you turn off lit candles with your fingers?

My brother can. But honestly I have never been brave enough to try. 
I really like fire, but still...

That's all for now! Hope you enjoyed it. Leave a comment or follow my blog. Also, if you would like, leave your answers in the comment box. I would love to hear them!

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Lucy Amanda