Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ultimate Book Bash Tag, Part 1

Charity U. from Austenitis is having an Ultimate Book Bash, complete with tags and giveaways!  After being so late with the Jane Austen Week questions, I wanted to make sure I got this up nice and on time. 

  1. Name three books you love.  As Charity said, the Bible is a given.  Other than that, Emma by Jane Austen, as well as I Will Maintain by Marjorie Bowen and Peter Duck by Arthur Ransome. Please note: This, as well as all the other lists in this post, isn't a list of my favorites; it's just a few that I especially like just now. 
  2. Name two books you enjoy, but that most people probably haven't heard of. The King's Service, by Deborah Alcock (if you click the link, scroll down a little more than 1/3 of the way to see the book,) and Title Unknown by Maria Elisabeth --------. (It's no wonder that most people haven't heard of this book; it's not published!  Not even finished, actually :P) 
  3. Name three series you love. 'The Grandma's Attic Novels' by Arleta Richardson are simply written, but very real life and refreshing to read. Also the 'William and Mary Trilogy' by Marjorie Bowen and the 'Seasons of the Heart' series by Janette Oke. 
  4. Name three authors you love! Jane Austen, Elizabeth George Speare, and Rachel Heffington. (Congratulations, Rachel!  Now, if you'd only get your books published, I could actually read one from start to finish.  Hint, hint ;P) 
  5. How about three adventures or mysteries? Hmmm, I'm not much at adventures or mysteries, unless  they're historical fiction.  But I guess you could call One of the 28th and The Cornet of Horse (both by G. A. Henty) adventure and I certainly enjoyed We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea by Arthur Ransome.
  6. Three non-fiction? Do Hard Things by Alex & Brett Harris, Someday You'll Write by Elizabeth Yates, and The Jane Austen Handbook by Margaret C. Sullivan. 
  7. Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys? Which book in your favorite set is your favorite? Nancy Drew.  I haven't read any for a long time so I'm not sure which I like best. 
  8. Narnia or Harry Potter? Name your favorite from the series you like best.  Narnia, certainly.  My most recent favorite is The Horse and His Boy, a rather underappreciated gem of a book, although I also love Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
  9. A cookbook or a how-to-sew book? I'd prefer the cookbook, but looking at my recent sewing projects, I think the how-to-sew book is more necessary.
  10. Historical fiction or fantasy? Name three books you like from the genre you chose. Historical fiction, of course.  Most fantasy [in my opinion] is either scary or weird, either done by someone with a frighteningly original imagination, or a ripoff of someone else's work.  For the historical fiction, Carry on, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham. 
  11. Hardcover or softcover? I'm really not sure; it depends.  I guess I go for softcover more often because they're cheaper and take less space.
  12. Louisa May Alcott or Lucy Maud Montgomery? Name your favorite book by the author you chose.  Probably L.M.A., with Eight Cousins and Jo's Boys although I do like L.M.M.'s Anne of Avonlea too. 
  13. Jane Austen or Charlotte Bronte? Name your favorite book by the author you chose. Jane Austen, of course. All of them :P
  14. Would you rather read historical fiction about the sinking of the Titanic, or the Civil War? The Civil War.
  15. What's your favorite classic? Why? The ever present Pride and Prejudice, although I did make a resolution to not mention it in this tag.  I thought maybe I needed a little variety, just for a change. :P
  16. Little Women or A Little Princess? Both are nice. 
  17. What's your favorite time period to read about? Let me see; Roman times, Middle Ages, 1600/1700s, Regency, Victorian, early 1900s, ......... I think that almost covers it.
  18. G. A. Henty, J. R. R. Tolkien, or Charles Dickens? What's your favorite book or series by the author you chose? I love G. A. Henty, although I will admit that almost every rule of writing good fiction I know, he broke. Somehow his books are appealing, anyways.
  19. Ivanhoe or Ben-Hur? Ivanhoe; I haven't read Ben Hur yet, although I hope to do it soon.
The next post will come soon!  Oh, and check out Austenitis for more posts; I think today is J. R. R. Tolkien day. 



Charity U said...

Delightful answers, Miss Georgiana! I enjoyed them. :) And thanks for mentioning J. R. R. Tolkien day! :)

Rachel and Sarah said...

Dear me, Miss Georgiana! I'm in a fair way to have my head turned if you keep this up! :D I do not feel worthy to be e mentioned alongside Jane Austen and Elizabeth George Speare, but I do thank you heartily! I hope to get one of my novels published someday, and Mama and Dad have said it will happen by hook or crook (by self-publishing if by no other more respectable means) so I am sure someday you will get a chance to read one of my books! ~Rachel