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Submitted By margery on 10/09/20
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I've been tagged!  Never mind how long ago=)  
My dear friend Tasha, Of Day By Day, created this quiz to celebrate book lovers and the great literature that they love best.  
I just love quizzes=)  Since this one is still in it's infancy, I took the liberty to add on a couple of questions, trusting that you would approve, Tasha.
Thanks, dear!
  • Five of your favorite novels?  Not counting G.A. Henty. . . I couldn't pick just five favorites out of his works=) The Scottish Chiefs, El Dorado, The Rescuers, The Chestry Oak, A Little Princess - oh, must I stop now?
  • Out of those five books who is your favorite character and why?  Well, I love nearly all of the characters from my favorite books, so it will be hard to choose just one. . .!  Although I love all of the Scarlet Pimpernel books, I think El Dorado shows Sir Percy Blakeney at his finest.  He is absolutely brilliant.  Besides the charms of his excellent sense of humor, his perfect manners, and his indomitable spirit, he is always brave, incredibly cheerful, and possesses a driving vision which nothing can make him stray from.   Although his love for his wife, Marguerite (who is also a favorite character!), seems to be the strongest passion earthly man could fathom, there is yet a call still louder - and he is steadfast and indomitable in his chosen course. It is sometimes hard to remember that if I am ever to one day meet the man God has chosen for me, he probably will not quite match up the ideal I have in my head of this most perfect, gallant, and magnificent of heroes;)  The one thing I WILL judge him by the Scarlet Pimpernel's standards on is that his convictions and beliefs will give him the vision to follow God's calling the way Sir Percy followed the course he set for himself - unswervingly and unfalteringly, to the end.
  • What is your favorite time period and culture to read about?  Ancient history, 19th century England, and the early American West
  • Do you prefer adventure or humor?  I like my books to combine the two with compétence!
  • Fiction or Non-fiction?  Well, I enjoy both - it depends what I want to read about at the moment=)  As for fiction, I like mine historical... with cream!
  • E-book or hard copy?  e-books are handy, but I'll always prefer the real thing!
  • Hard cover or paperback? I really don't have a preference, though I always enjoy a nicely bound book
  • Book(s) you are reading now? the Bible, Emma by Jane Austen, Little Britches by Ralph Moody, and The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.
  • Name the five books you have read most recently.  A Little Princess by F.H. Burnett, Rubber Legs and White Tail-Hairs by Pat McManus (I very nearly died laughing from this one;), Newton and the counterfeiter, by Thomas Levenson, Let's Dance; A history of folk and ballroom dancing, by I-can't-remember-at-the-moment, and The Story Girl, by L.M. Montgomery.
  • Favorite author(s)?  G.A. Henty, Sir Walter Scott, Jane Austen, Baroness Orczy, Kate Seredy, and James Herriot, to name a few...
  • In which century were most of the books you read written? the 19th century
  • When choosing a book to read are you influenced by the cover?  It depends, naturally
  • Which is your favorite G.A. Henty book?  In Freedoms Cause
  • Can’t choose just one?  Name five more.  In the Reign of Terror, The Cornet of Horse, Winning His Spurs, The Cat of Bubastes, and With Lee in Virginia.
  • One book that you will never read again?  For My Great folly - I didn't even finish it!  Though it had a pretty good plot, I obviously did not share the author's values and morals. . . 
  • In your opinion, the ultimate hero in literature is… the enigmatic, brilliant and daring Scarlet Pimpernel - Sir Percy Blakeney
  • The ultimate gentleman?  Mr. Knightly. . . no one else even had a chance with this question! ;)
  • The heroine you most wanted to shake some sense into? Anne Shirley in Anne of the Island - she was so blind!  Also, Molly Gibson in Wives and Daughters - she was far too selfless for that awful Cynthia, not to mention Mrs. Gibson!
  • Ever wanted to change a character’s name?  Not particularly, though I often amuse myself by naming the people around me with fictitious titles:)
  • Change the ending of a book? I would definitely change the ending of The Last of the Mohicans.  The original ending is horrible - such a shocking thing!  Poor Uncas and Cora!
  • Three favorite Non-fiction books?  (Besides that most precious of books, The Holy Bible) MaryJane's Ideabook, Cookbook, Lifebook, Adam's Synchronological Chart or Map of History, and A Chance to Die
  • Name four heroines that you most admire and relate to.  Margery MacDougal Forbes, from In Freedoms Cause.  She was charming, brave, and strong, and supported her husband wholeheartedly in the cause he fought for. Helen Herriot from All Things Bright and Beautiful, etc.  According to Seigfried, it was common knowledge that she was intelligent, an excellent cook, and nearly caused a pile-up on market day with her warm, caring smile.  Also, she was wonderful with animals and loved the outdoors!  Maggie Wheeler, from Aunt Jane's Hero.  She was thoughtful, self-sacrificing, and an encouragement to those around her.  She loved Jesus Christ above all else, which made her life a thing of rare beauty and joy.  Clotilda from The Young Carthaginian.  She was spirited, charming, loyal, and tenderhearted, and aside from being lovely and intelligent, was capable of marching, and if need be, fighting alongside her clan to maintain their right to live in freedom from oppression.
If you read this, please feel free to consider yourself tagged!
To participate in this tag, you need to:
1) answer the questions in the quiz  
2) tag three (or more!) of your book loving blogger friends
3) provide a link back to the person who tagged you.  This way, we can all enjoy reading the witty and thought-provoking  answers of our friends!
"Let us not say good bye, but as the French say it, Au revoir!"
~Miss Kellie~

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Re: Book Lovers
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Posted 2010/09/21 - 18:36 GMT
I'm so glad that you took the quiz=)
Certainly I approve - I'll have to go back, add the questions and take the quiz again:)
Edit: I updated the quiz post, and added your questions.

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