Thursday, May 3, 2012

Yay for Friday!

This feature is for Fridays to re-cap the week's posts & to answer a question.
TGIF is hosted by GReads

I finished up the A to Z Blog Challenge and had a blast doing it!  Now it's time to go visit all of the other 1721 blogs (about halfway through the list)...

 and this is the first time I am doing TGIF!
This week's TGIF question: Literary vacations! If you could take a trip this summer to any place within a fictional book, where would you go?
What an easy question!  ALL of Jane Austen's novels!  I have been to Bath and London, and many of the homes used for filming the movies.  But it would be so interesting to visit these places at the time she wrote about them.  To go to the circulating libraries, to go to a ball at the Assembly Rooms in Bath.  Now that would be wonderful!  It was interesting walking in the Pump Room, for instance, but what about people in pelisses and Army coats, talking with people haven't seen in some time with the civility of the time!    *wistful sigh*

Then, there is - 
Follow Friday which is hosted by 

Featured blogs:
This week's Follow Friday question: What is one thing you wish you could tell your favorite author?

Besides how awesome she is?!?  I would probably tell Jane Austen that I want to thank her for making me a better person (especially right after reading one of her novels) due to the civility and wit of her characters.  I would also like to tell her that her stories have made me wish that time travel was possible, so that I could visit the England of the Regency period.  Then, I might warn her that if she were to visit the circulating library, to be prepared for all of the different versions of her Mr. Darcy that are out there!

What about you?  
                      Where would you like to go?  
          What is one thing you would say
                                 to your favorite author?


  1. It is weird to imagine how she would have handled the fame she has today, isn't it?

    New GFC follower. My FF.

    1. Yes it is. I think she would actually be mad?! Not sure. Imitation is a form of flattery and all of that... Thanks for the follow!

  2. Nice answer. I've got a couple really different takes on her books. Would be very interesting to see her reactions to all of them. Happy Friday :)

  3. Hopping through. I would so love to meet Jane Austen. Especially if I could wear a pretty gown while meeting her.
    My Hop

    1. Definitely want to wear pretty gowns! And the guys... *swoon* Love Regency men's clothes! Is it a bad thing that I can easily envision my husband wearing clothes like Mr. Darcy? ;D

  4. Me too, me too! I would LOVE to meet Jane Austen. I'm a new follower. Feel free to check out my blog and follow too!

    My FF Post

    -Riya (The Teen Book Guru)

  5. I love your blog hope you like mine. Drop by sometime?

  6. Persuasion is my absolute favorite book of all time. I'd love to ask Jane Austen what inspired her to write Captain Wentworth's letter- it makes me swoon every time I read it!

    New GFC follower. Our FF

    1. Persuasion is my favorite as well. That is a wonderful question - how did she come up with such a beautiful letter? Now I have to go read Persuasion again! :D

  7. Ah, Jane. As far as I'm concerned, no one writes a sweet make-your-heart-ache romance like she does. Great response. (For the record, my favorite book of hers is Sense & Sensibility, although they're all so good.)

    Thanks for following on my FF!

  8. Hah! I love imagining Jane Austen watching the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice or any of the current YA beach-read adaptations. Once she could get past today's language, I wonder what she would say!! (Or what she would say if she read Shannon Hale's Austenland... have you read that one?)

    New follower! Feel free to visit my FF!


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