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I’ve Been Tagged!

Miss Georgiana Darcy has tagged me!

This is a tag with very elevenish 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

Here are the 11 random things about me.

  • Purple is my favorite color.  I prefer a dark, rich purple to a lighter lavender color.
  • I just switched my Jane Austen blog from WordPress to Blogger.  I’m slowly but surely adapting myself to Blogger.
  • I have the whole set (almost!) of the Elsie Dinsmore series.
  • My favorite breakfast food to make is coffeecake.  I’m really good at it (IMHO).
  • I love reading books by the Brontë sisters – I just finished Agnes Grey and I loved it.
  • I entered a giveaway today.
  • I love, love, love music – classical, from a Jane Austen film, just anything beautiful.
  • My favorite blog is Old-Fashioned Charm.
  • I started blogging a little over a year ago.
  • My shoe size is a woman’s twelve.
  • Little Dorrit is my favorite movie.  Period.

Here are Miss Darcy’s questions.

1: What is your favorite kind of tea?  A fruity tea – it doesn’t matter what brand.
2: What are your five absolutely-most favorite movies?  Ooooh, I love this question.  🙂  In order of liking – Little Dorrit, Sense and Sensibility 1995, Emma 2009, Pride and Prejudice 2005, The Inheritance 1997
3: What are some fashion trends – from the present or the past – that you love and actually wear?  Um, I don’t wear anything from the past so I’ll just say that my favorite style is tailored.
4: What are three inspirational/devotional books that you love?  Daily Light, The New Girl, and Let’s Weigh The Evidence
5: What is your favorite artist or picture?  Hmmmm, I don’t really know…
6: If you had to describe your own looks as a character in a novel, what would you write?  Or your own looks as you wish they were.  You can have an imagination, y’know.  
Meg had long, dark-brown hair, and blue eyes with dark, quite long lashes.  She was quite tall and wore a silver ring on her left, middle finger.
7: What kind of music do you listen to most of the time?  Music from Jane Austen films.
8: What literary secondary character are you most like?  I like Jane Bennet from Pride and Prejudice a lot…especially when she’s played by the lovely Rosamund Pike.
9: What literary secondary hero-like characters do you love? (I know you can think of a million main characters.  So can I.  So I’m making it harder.)  I like John Chivery a lot…and I hope he did get a good wife because he deserves one.
10: What are your opinions of the subject of poetry?  I don’t really like poetry very much.
11: Which author’s writing styles do you admire the most?  I like Jane Austen, of course, because of her wit…she can always make me laugh and Charles Dickens is a really, really good writer too.  I think it’s a tie between them.
Here are my 11 questions.
  1. If you could meet a character from a book in real life, who would you meet?
  2. What is the worst movie you’ve ever watched?
  3. What is your favorite color?
  4. Who makes you laugh the most?
  5. What do you think it would feel like to fly?
  6. Have you ever met a famous person?
  7. How many blogs do you have?
  8. Have you ever read a book by one of the Brontës?
  9. What fictional place would you most like to travel to?
  10. How many followers do you have on your blog?
  11. What is your favorite literary quote?

Since I never like leaving people out, I tag everyone.  If you happen to stumble across my blog, feel free to think yourself tagged (because you are).

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Elsie Dinsmore Week?

I’ve been thinking seriously about having an Elsie Dinsmore week when the excitement about Charles Dickens dies down.  What do you think?

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Ultimate Book Bash Part 2

Part 2 of the Book Bash series.

Name three books you love:

I won’t bore you with putting up Jane Austen books (they are my favorites) so I’ll pick my other favorites.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

King of the Wind

King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian

Edmund Betram’s Diary

Edmund Bertram's Diary

Of course I like lots more books, but these are some of my biggest favorites.

Name three series you love:

Elsie Dinsmore

Elsie Dinsmore Boxed Set

Note: These books are the modern set.  I read the old version.

Nancy Drew

Best of Nancy Drew Classic Collection (Nancy Drew Series, Volume 2): The Hidden Staircase/The Ghost of Blackwood Hall/The Thirteenth Pearl

The Horse Diaries

Three Adventures or Mysteries

The Peculiar Pink Fan

The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan (Enola Holmes Series #4)

The Secret of Mission T-3

The Secret Of Mission T-3

The Holy War

The Holy War

Three non-fiction:

Spirit of the Horse

Spirit of the Horse

The Jane Austen Handbook

The Jane Austen Handbook

Glimpses of Paradise:The Marvel of Massed Animals

Glimpses of Paradise: The Marvel Of Massed Animals

What’s your favorite classic?  Why?

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austin

Sense and Sensibility is a very ‘sensible’ book.  It has engaging characters, a good plot, and interesting dialogue.

What’s your favourite time period to read about?

The Regency

Thanks for taking time to read this post.  As always, feel free to copy this and put in your own answers, but please refer back to me.

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Ultimate Book Bash Part 1

I discovered this great series from Jemimah on BBP and wanted to participate.

Name three authors you love!

Jane Austen

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Jane Austen’s novels are the some of the best books I’ve ever read.  I especially enjoy Sense and Sensibility.

Beverly Lewis

Even though I’ve only read a few of her excellent novels, they are very interesting and inspiring.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

She wrote one book – Uncle Tom’s Cabin.  I’ve read this book over and over again.  Even though it has a sad ending, it’s still one of my favorites.

Name two authors you’d like to talk to.

Jane Austen of course.  I’d like to know how she thought of all the great plots she used, where she got the inspirations for her heroines/heros, etc.

Martha Finlay – The author of the Elsie Books.  I’d like to let her know how much of a fan I am.

Please feel free to use this book tag – just refer to me when you do.

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Elsie Dinsmore Book 7

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Yes, sad to say, Elsie becomes a widow.  Even through this hard trial, she still maintains her faith and trust in her Heavenly Father.  After Mr. Travilla dies, the family takes a trip to Viamede, Elsie’s winter home, and her cousins Isa and Molly at last find husbands.  The whole family stays at Viamede for the winter, then travels back to Ion in time to see the starting of Spring.

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Elsie Dinsmore Book 6

In Elsie’s Children, her children are growing up and maturing.  Because of Lily’s ill health, Elsie, her husband, her 17 year old daughter, and the newborn of the family, are forced to travel North to find a doctor, leaving the other children behind in the care of old friends for the time being.  When Violet’s friend, Isa, becomes a Catholic, Isa tries to convert her over.  Violet is not convinced and later, Isa’s secret faith comes out in a heated discussion with family members.  Lily is brought home, but passes away shortly afterwards.  Through it all, Elsie maintains her faith and trust in God.  Isa becomes a sincere Christian, and the whole family go to the seashore for the summer.  Elsie’s daughter, Elsie, falls in love with a man, who asks for her hand.   It is granted.  Will he succeed?  This book has a more emphasis on Elsie’s children than Elsie herself, but it is still good reading.

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Elsie Dinsmore Book 5

In Elsie’s Motherhood, Elsie and Edward celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary by inviting family and friends to share the special day.  When Eddie, their son, accidentally shoots his father (not fatally), he learns an important lesson that will stay with him the rest of his life.  Meanwhile uprisings are going on in both the North and South because of the effects of the Civil War.  Elsie and her husband soon learn that they will be the brunt of a vicious, vengeful attack on Ion (their home).  Will everything turn out all right or will the house be burned to the ground?  Read on to find out.

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Elsie Book 4

Elsie's Womanhood (The Original Elsie Classics #4)

In a lavish, yet Christian ceremony Elsie marries her true love.  They set off for a honeymoon at Elsie’s estate, Viamede.  There, a dangerous criminal tries to kill the newly weds, but is foiled in his attempt.  Elsie and her husband, Edward, come back to the Oaks, but set off again soon for Europe.  While they are there, the American Civil War breaks out.  Elsie and her family stay in Italy, but many loved ones are still back home in America.  Will her friends and family stay safe?  Or will they be torn apart by different loyalties?  Read this exciting book to find out.


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Elsie Dinsmore – Book 3

Elsie and her father start their new life together in a house of their own – the Oaks.  Her father falls in love with a beautiful lady and they get married, which later gives Elsie a new baby brother and sister.  Elsie, now 18 goes to live for the summer with her great-aunt Wealthy in the small town of Lansdale.  When Elsie’s father leaves her, a young and handsome swindler comes into town.  Will Elsie see through him or will she be blinded to the true facts?  Will Elsie ever realize that true love has been with her from childhood?

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Elsie Dinsmore – Book 2

In Elsie’s Holiday’s, Elsie has finally won her father’s love.  When someone shoves her off a steep hill, her leg is almost broken but she still remains calm and happy.  Then her father orders her to do something that would do violence to her conscience.  Because she refuses, he is very angry and travels North leaving her behind at his family’s house.  Will Elsie ever be reunited with her father, or will he leave her for good?

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Elsie Dinsmore – Book 1

The Original Elsie Dinsmore Fan Club

This book is about a little girl called Elsie Dinsmore.  It is set in the mid 1800’s on a Southern plantation in America.  Elsie Dinsmore is the heiress to an immense fortune.  She lives with her relatives at Roselands.  Elsie’s mother died several years ago and her father has been away in Europe for some time.  Her relatives are not always kind to her, but Elsie maintains a calm and gentle spirit through her faith in God.  When her father returns home, he is stern toward her.  Will Elsie ever gain her father’s love?  Read this book to find out.

Find out more about Elsie Dinsmore here.

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