One of my favorite blogs is having a party....and I just love parties but I must add that the theme of the party is new to me. I pretty much read all Janette Oke books but ....don't kill me.....I have never read any of Jane Austen books. I did not grow up on any classics of literature....I read Anne of Green Gables twice in English and three time in German but that was 6 years ago. So here we go.....
1.) Introduce yourself! Divulge your life's vision, likes, dislikes, aspirations, or something completely random!
I love birds & rabbits. I am crazy about the color blue and falling for the color red, I enjoy reading, I am studying to be a teacher, I am scared of large bodies of water, I love decorating, I am freaked out by bugs....even little moths, I am horrible at writing, I am known for making animal sounds...
2.) What, to you, forms the essence of a true heroine?
A woman that stays strong in a horrible situation.
3.) Share (up to) four heroines of literature that you most admire and relate to.
Arianna from "The Gown of Spanish Lace" -Janette Oke
4.) Five of your favorite historical novels?
The Gown of Spanish Lace, Anne of Green Gables Series, Elsie Dinsmore Series, Canadian West Series, Little House on the Prairie
5.) Out of those five books who is your favorite main character and why?
Arianna....a simple teacher gets kidnapped and held hostage....during this time she learns to make due with what she has, memorizes large parts of the Scriptures and stays strong.
6.) Out of those five books who is your favorite secondary character and why?
Hmmmmm...maybe Elsie Dinsmore? I love her loving and giving spirit. Though the character can seem a little to perfect at time....that is her fault in the book but makes me want to strive to be a more loving and giving person.
There are so many places I want to see but my top dream is Alaska. I want to stay in a log cabin, listen to the wolves at night, I want to hike and be in awe of creation. I want to go dog mushing & sleep in front of a log fire....*sigh*
8.) What is your favorite time period and culture to read about?
Moving west....Canada or US....I love the rugged....I like the simple life....I like the Indians. I can see me in that life more than any the Victorian English time....other than being the servant girl. ☺
9.) You have been invited to perform at the local charity concert. Singing, comedy, recitation - what is your act comprised of?
Playing piano or probably flute and having Patrick accompany me on the guitar....beautiful.
10.) If you were to attend a party where each guest was to portray a heroine of literature, who would you select to represent?
Don't know but in this case I want to be someone from the Victorian times so I can wear a big puffy dress. ☺
11.) What are your sentiments on the subject of chocolate?
Once hated it....now I love it. All afternoon I was craving chocolate...and never got any.
12.) Favorite author(s)?
13.) Besides essentials, what would you take on a visiting voyage to a foreign land?
Camera!!! And lots of memory cards!
14.) In which century were most of the books you read written?
In the 1800s
15.) In your opinion, the ultimate hero in literature is…
The good person bringing justice.
16.) Describe your ideal dwelling place.
A simple home, either log style or brick style, somewhere in the middle of lots of green grass and close to woods. The windows need to be big and the inside bright. The furniture and style needs to be rustic yet soft and homey.
17.) Sum up your fashion style in a short sentence.
Feminine yet comfortable.
18.) Have you ever wanted to change a character’s name?
Only if I read a book first in one language (English) and then read it in the other language (German) and the change they names! #what'sthatfor
19.) In your opinion, the most dastardly villain of all literature is...
20.) Three favorite Non-fiction books?
OK...this might take awhile...I don't like non-fiction books: The Hiding Place, Light from Heaven, ....ummmm....hmmmm...uhhhhh....can't think of another one on the top of my head.
21.) Your duties met for the day, how would you choose to spend a carefree summer afternoon?
Reading, taking pictures while walking the dog, working on the computer.
22.)Create a verbal sketch of your dream hat - in such a way as will best portray your true character.
I have to chose one? A wide woven straw hat with a colorful band around it and lovely flowers on one side of the rim.
23.) Share the most significant event(s) that have marked your life in the past year.
Starting this blog, starting my Junior year, traveling to the US again, going to the Opry & Rymond.
24.)Share the Bible passage(s) that have been most inspiring to you recently.
The Lord has spoken to me through his word and given me many verses this past year but this verse sums them all up in a way....My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. Psalm 62: 5
I had a lot of fun in this party and wonder what else it will bring!