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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Think About It Thursday

1001 Books has started a weekly meme where she'll be asking questions about all things literary. So of course I had to jump on board!

This week's question asks where our favorite literary vacation spot would be. Sadly, she doesn't mean the wonderful beach on the Riviera Maya where you'd love to be lounging on a deck chair in the sun with endless margaritas while you read. What we're looking for is the time period you'd love to visit from one of the books you've read.

I would have to say, hands down, Jane Austen's England. I love, love, love the formality, the manners, the cool reserve. Telling people off with words like "thither". The quid pro quo on that would be as long as I could also somehow transform into Lizzy Bennet, make out with Mr Darcy for a while, and then simultaneously kick the asses of Mr Collins AND Mr Elton from Emma. That would rock.

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  1. Oooh that's a good one. Particularly making out with Mr. Darcy. I'd have to kick Emma's ass as well though, she drove me nuts!

    Thanks for playing along with me!

  2. I'm with you on that one 100%! I might also have to add Willoughby and John Dashwood to the list of men to pummel.

    Have you read Austenland? The problem with being in that time period would be the endless waiting around! I can only embroider cushions for so long...

  3. could I forget Willoughby? I'll definitely add him to the list of 19th century ass-kickings. I could probably also add Lady Catherine de Burgh to the list. I also agree with you that I could only play the pianoforte and "improve myself" for about an hour before going crazy. I think that is another reason why I liked Lizzy so much. She was bad at playing the pianoforte and wasn't afraid to admit it!!