1. On a scale of 1 to 10, how much of a Jane Austen fan do you consider yourself?
A solid 9. She is my favourite author ever, I have read all her major works (still miss the juvenilia, though), seen adaptions of them all and love to learn about the regency era to understand her novels better.
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?
Well, I think we really need a new movie version of Mansfield Park, but I fear I wouldn't be able to play any of those characters well..
I have always dreamed of playing Elinor Dashwood, as we are very much the same in many aspects!
3. Is there any felicity in the world superior to a walk?
No, except perhaps that of the company of a good book.
4. Who's your favourite Jane Austen 'villain'? (As in 'villain' meaning 'the bad guy.')
I really like Henry Crawford. Not that I in any way condone his actions, but I think he was a nice layered character that had the potential for both good and bad. (Just a shame he chose wrong)
5. What/Who introduced you to Jane Austen?
The first time I really heard of her was when the Pride & Prejudice 2005 version came out, and shortly after my mother bought the book. After a while until I read it, and I have been hooked ever since.
6. Did you love/enjoy Jane Austen immediately, or has there been a time when you hated (um, prejudged) it?
7. Who, in your opinion, is the funniest Jane Austen character?
Mrs Norris. The way she can talk herself out of doing anything that would have a cost, while at the same time taking full credit for the deed, and the way she always claims to be saving money for her aquaintances while she is basicly living off of their income is just laughable.
8. Do you quote Jane Austen randomly in public?
Sadly not. I think people would stare if I suddenly out of the blue started talking english, as it is not the language I use in my everyday life. (But if it was, then yes, I would never stop quoting JA)
9. Are children allowed to eat cake on weddings?
Certainly! How else would you keep them occupied and happy?
10. What is your reaction when you hear that an aquaintance (e.g. A lady at Church) of yours loves Jane Austen?
Hello, new best friend!
11. Who writes better letters, Mr Darcy or Captain Wentworth? (If you forgot what the letters were, shame on you, instead tell me if you prefer Strawberries to Chocolate or not.)
That is really hard to decide as the letters in themselves are so different. Captain Wentworth's letter was really sweet and romantic, but Darcy's letter shook me to the core and completely changed my perception of everything I had read this far, so I'm gonna choose that one.
12. Which Jane Austen heroine do you relate the least to?
Emma Woodhouse. She just never really spoke to me.
13. What's your favourite Jane Austen house (from one of the movies)?
Pemberley from the 2005 version of P&P. The real name of the place is Chatsworth and it is one of the most beautiful houses I have ever seen. (Did you know that Chatsworth was most likely the original inspiration for Pemberley?) I really want to go see it someday.
14. What's your favourite Jane Austen dress (from one of the movies)?
15. Can you turn off lit candles with your fingers?
I probably could, but I have never tried as I wouldn't dare to touch the flame.
That was all for now, but don't forget to pop over at Naomi's blog for a lot more fun and talk of Jane Austen.