Fiesta de Octobre at SFMW ~ Fiesta 4

24 October 2010

This week is the last week of Jo March's Fiesta de Octobre! And this week's prize is the best of all! Here's a preview:

Exclusive Marie Madeline Custom Aprons
Exclusive Marie Madeline Custom Ladies Clothing

Did you get the hint? Here's the answer: the winner will receive any pattern of their choice--NO COST--from Marie-Madeline Studio!! Click the link, and you will see what I'm so excited about--these ladies' products are just darling! 

Now that I have you excited, let's get down to all the details. The only mandatory thing you have to do to enter this giveaway is answer 20 questions written by Miss Jo, but if you want to have even more fun, why not do some of the suggested posts? It's all up to you!

(Note: for more information about this event in general, click the button. For info about this week's giveaway, click here.)

Here are my answers:

{1} It's nearly impossible to pick a favorite book, so what are your top THREE favorite books? (other than the Bible :D) It's nearly impossible to pick your top THREE favorite books! *sigh* But, I shall oblige you, Jo. My three top favorites are Anne of Green Gables (whole series), Pride and Prejudice, and the Little House books (whole series). And that's just brushing the surface!

{2} Who is your favorite heroine from literature? (if you need to list more than one, that's fine) I have several: Marianne Dashwood, Elizabeth Bennet, Anne Shirley, and Jo March. I can't say I like one of them over the others--I love them all for different reasons.

{3} Who is your favorite hero from literature? (see above note) Ooh, tough. I'll have to say the same as you, Jo: Gilbert Blythe and Laurie.

{4} Who is your favorite author? (see note above) I love the works of Jane Austen (bet you never knew! :) C.S. Lewis, and Laura Ingalls Wilder.

{5} What is your favorite type of book to read? Anything historical fiction, and surprisingly enough, that's my favorite type of book to write as well!

{6} If you could be a character from literature for one day, who would you be? Why? I would be Anne Shirley. She always seems to run into the most interesting of people--I think it would be very enjoyable to be her for a day.

{7} What type of reader would you call yourself? Are you an avid reader, passive reader, or even a non-reader? Avid, although a lot of what I read nowadays consists of schoolwork. Not that that's a bad thing. :)

{8} Do you like reading aloud? At times, when I want to read something in a different dialect or accent.

{9} Do you like mystery stories? I like some. The Nancy Drew books are very fun to read--one summer, my sister Bree and I tried to read through the whole entire series. I think we got to #27. 

{10} All of us have read a book at some point or another and disliked the way it ended or who married who, etc. What book(s) bother you like that, and what would you change about them? Well, it always really bothered me how Laurie did not marry Jo in the end of Little Women. Of course, Professor Bhaer is nice too, and if Jo had married Laurie, Fred Vaughn may have married Amy and that would not have been good, but still... For awhile after reading that book, I despised Louisa May Alcott, thinking her such an atrocious writer. Of course, my feelings have changed by now (and they are not so passionate in their hatred toward aforesaid authors) but I still wish Laurie had married Jo.

{11} Just like books, it's *very* hard to pick a favorite movie. What are you top THREE favorite movies? Fiddler on the Roof, Little Women (1995), and The Patriot. 

{12} When it comes to movie adaptions of books, are you a purist or do you not mind changes to the storyline? Nine times out of ten, yes, I am purist. But in the case of the 1995 version of Little Women, I actually like the movie a lot, despite the errors in the plot. That was the one movie that never seemed to bother me that way. Of course, the book is a lot better. :)

{13} What is your favorite book-to-movie adaption? Pride and Prejudice 1995 version. It was so perfect, even up to the characters' looks. I just love that movie. :)

{14} What is your favorite type of movie to watch? Book adaptions (if they are done well) and musicals. 

{15} Do you like to watch movies with the lights off or on? I like to watch them with the lights off, but my family likes to watch them with the lights on. 

{16} DVD or VHS? DVD.

{17} When you watch a movie, would you rather watch it straight through or skip around to your favorite scenes? Straight through--how else do you expect me to understand the movie and really get into it?

{18} Subtitles? As long as they aren't too attention-grabbing, yes.

{19} Do you make comments and ask questions during a movie, or sit in complete silence? I'd like to say I sit in complete silence, but my siblings would probably say otherwise. :)

{20} If you could be in any movie (whether it's already been made or not) which movie would it be? Who would you want to be and why? I'd love to be Amy in Little Women. I'd love to go to Europe, and I'd love to be able to paint like her, and I'd love to wear her dresses. :)

I think these were my favorite questions to answer--the topic was very interesting. :) Click here to join this event--you won't regret it. :)

7 epistles:

  1. I hadn't even finished reading question #10 and I was thinking "Little Women." Most definitely. ;) Hehe!

  2. I agree about 1995 P&P. I love that one! Thus, I would want to be Lizzy Bennet in that. (-:

  3. I'm new to your blog and I think your music is beautiful! I love it. I've decided to leave you blog up just so I can listen longer! yay!

    And those aprons look fun!

  4. Oh, that sounds and looks cool! I loved your answers to all the questions, girl! Love the 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice! Way better than the newer version. I love Lizzy!

    Love you lots,

  5. I love to read people's answers...amazing how everyone answers so differently, isn't it?

    Beautiful music :)

    K xx

  6. Hola! Thanks for the comment on my blog! Team Jesus is an amazing team. Glad you're one of the members! Huzzah! :)


  7. Wonderful post, Lizzy! Fiddle on the Roof has so many beautiful underlying messages, does it not?

    Love ya,


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