Sunday, October 24, 2010

~Fiesta de Octobre: Fiesta #4 - "Tell Me A Story"~

So....tomorrow is my birthday! *Yeah!* And this is the LAST of the Fiesta de Octobre parties! So if you haven't entered in one yet, this is your LAST WEEK!


The giveaway this week is....
One FREE pattern of your choice from 
Exclusive Marie Madeline Custom ApronsExclusive Marie Madeline Custom Ladies Clothing

This is one giveaway you will not want to miss! I'm so grateful that the lovely Long ladies agreed to host this giveaway!

So, this week's theme is "Tell Me A Story" and there are both questions to answer and suggested posts this week. This is the *easiest* week to earn points as well.....

¡mandatory! #1: Fill out the fiesta questions below ~ 2 entries
#2: Do one or more of the suggested posts ~ 1 entry per post
#3: Follow my blog ~ 1 entry
#4: Put the Fiesta de Octobre button in your sidebar (if you haven't already) ~ 1 entry

The first ten questions are about BOOKS and LITERATURE, the next ten questions are about MOVIES and FILM, since both are ways that we tell stories :)

{1} It's nearly impossible to pick a favorite book, so what are your top THREE favorite books ? (other than the Bible :D)
{2} Who is your favorite heroine from literature? (if you need to list more than one, that's fine)
{3} Who is your favorite hero from literature? (see above note)
{4} Who is your favorite author? (see note above)
{5} What is your favorite type of book to read? 
{6} If you could be a character from literature for one day, who would you be? Why?
{7} What type of reader would you call yourself? Are you an avid reader, passive reader, or even a non-reader??
{8} Do you like reading aloud?
{9} Do you like mystery stories?
{10}All of us have read a book at some point or another and disliked the way it ended or who married who, etc. What book(s) bother you like that, and what would you change about them? 

{11} Just like books, it's *very* hard to pick a favorite movie. What are you top THREE favorite movies?
{12} When it comes to movie adaptions of books, are you a purist or do you not mind changes to the storyline?
{13} What is your favorite book-to-movie adaption?
{14} What is your favorite type of movie to watch?
{15} Do you like to watch movies with the lights off or on?
{16} DVD or VHS?
{17} When you watch a movie, would you rather watch it straight through or skip around to your favorite scenes?
{18} Subtitles?
{19} Do you make comments and ask questions during a movie, or sit in complete silence?
{20} If you could be in any movie (whether it's already been made or not) which movie would it be? Who would you want to be and why?

Don't forget to link up! Here's the linky:

The suggested posts for this month are:

1. Write a character overview for one of your favorite CHARACTERS (not actors) from either book or film. Be sure to tell us why you like them! NOTE: this character does NOT have to be the same one you mentioned in Question #2 or 3.

2. Write a review on a book you like or dislike. Do you best to convince us whether to read or not to read this book.

3. Write a review on your favorite movie, using the same guidelines as #2.

These are just three suggestions, but you can write about whatever you want as long as it's book/literature/film related! Talk about your favorite book-to-movie adaption: why you like the book, why you like the adaption, etc. Or even about an adaption that you DON'T like! Highlight a favorite actor or actress, author, hero or heroine, etc. 

Once again, be creative! Get those juices flowin'! This is the last party, so give it your best!

The Linky:


Now for my answers to the questions:

{1} It's nearly impossible to pick a favorite book, so what are your top THREE favorite books ? (other than the Bible :D)
Okay....well, I love Little Women (bet you'd never guess that!), Rifles for Watie, Anne of Green Gables (the whole series)...and I'm already at three!!! I could go on and on and on.....just look at my profile to see a longer list :D

{2} Who is your favorite heroine from literature? (if you need to list more than one, that's fine)
Anne Shirley!!!! If I hadn't picked "Jo March" for my blog name, I'd have chosen "Anne Shirley." I love 'em both!!!!

{3} Who is your favorite hero from literature? (see above note)
This may be repetitive, but it's probably Gilbert or Laurie :P

{4} Who is your favorite author? (see note above)
Laura Ingalls Wilder. She writes from her heart, and I can relate to her books so much! If you haven't read my Little House reviews, you may want to :)

{5} What is your favorite type of book to read? 
Probably historical fiction.

{6} If you could be a character from literature for one day, who would you be? Why?
I would be Laura Ingalls, right about the time of These Happy Golden Years. She got to go sleigh riding, wear hoop skirts and just...I don't know what! I'd love to be her for a day (or more :D)!

{7} What type of reader would you call yourself? Are you an avid reader, moderate or passive reader, or even a non-reader??
I would say avid, although I don't get a chance to read as much as I'd like.

{8} Do you like reading aloud?
Sometimes.

{9} Do you like mystery stories?
Sherlock Holmes and Nancy Drew, yes!

{10}All of us have read a book at some point or another and disliked the way it ended or who married who, etc. What book(s) bother you like that, and what would you change about them?
Well, I've always kinda wanted Jo March to have married Laurie....even though I do like Professor Bhaer.


{11} Just like books, it's *very* hard to pick a favorite movie. What are you top THREE favorite movies?
The Princess Bride is first! Star Wars IV, V & VI tie with Yankee Doodle Dandy for second and Anne of Green Gables comes in a close third.

{12} When it comes to movie adaptions of books, are you a purist or do you not mind changes to the storyline?
I'm a purist, although I do think that minor changes to the storyline actually enhance a film, like in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Princess Bride.

{13} What is your favorite book-to-movie adaption?
Ooooh....probably the BBC Pride and Prejudice or the 1995 Sense and Sensibility! Or maybe Swallows and Amazons...or Pollyanna (the Masterpiece Theatre version)...I don't know...

{14} What is your favorite type of movie to watch?
Old movies and musicals!!! I love Yankee Doodle Dandy (which is both) and Singin' in the Rain, and The Sound of Music..

{15} Do you like to watch movies with the lights off or on?
off, OFF, OFF!!!! Pitch black!

{16} DVD or VHS?
Depends. DVDs are easier to manuever, but I have this sentimental attachment to our Lady and the Tramp, Princess Bride, and Star Wars VHS tapes :P

{17} When you watch a movie, would you rather watch it straight through or skip around to your favorite scenes?
Straight through! NO SKIPPING! (unless of course, it's inappropriate or something like that. But you knew that.)

{18} Subtitles?
Yes...sometimes.

{19} Do you make comments and ask questions during a movie, or sit in complete silence?
I TRY not to talk, but sometimes I can't help it :P

{20} If you could be in any movie (whether it's already been made or not) which movie would it be? Who would you want to be and why?
I would love to be in a Jane Austen or a Little Women adaption, just to wear the neat costumes. :)


Hope to see lots of y'all enter this last party!

IMPORTANT NOTE: TOMORROW, Movie Quotes Quiz #12 is going up!!!! It seems like forever since September's quiz, and this one is special since it's going up on my birthday! There will 16 quotes to guess instead of the usual 12, and there will be a new header and promo button!!!



See ya tomorrow!

19 comments:

  1. Ooh, this is the most exciting giveaway yet, Jo! I love Marie-Madeline studio--their patterns are just so cute and girly. *sigh*

    I'll be back with the run-down really soon this time--possibly tonight (if I have time).

    Love ya!

    Elizabeth Rose

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  2. Awesome Fiesta, Jo! Also I loved the questions!

    Stephanie

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  3. It's me again! Just say I put your Fiesta button on the sidebar. Thanks!

    Stephanie

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  4. I have your party blog button! :)

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  5. Alright Jo! We entered both linkies! :) I actually did a book review/ character overview in one post, so...does it count for two? :D
    We already follow you, and have you button, but you knew that! :) Happy Blogoversary and Birthday! :) -Rachel

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  6. Alright, here we go:

    -I follow you.

    -I answered the fiesta questions and entered my link into the Linky.

    -The button is on my sidebar.

    -I plan on doing on or more of the suggested posts later this week.

    Love,
    Elizabeth Rose

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  7. Oh, lovely, Jo! I'm so excited to have actually linked up this week:) Let's see...

    1. Filled out the questions and linked up.

    2. I follow your blog.

    Blessings,
    Hannah

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  8. Ok, so...

    1. We follow you

    2. ...and are doing the questions

    (and MIGHT do a book review, but I'll tell you if we end up doing one. Sorry if this is confusing.)

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  9. Loved the questions! They were really fun. =)

    I filled out the questions (2)

    and I follow your blog (1)

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  10. I so agree about Little Women! KK thinks it's best that Jo married the Professor but I think Laurie would have been a much better way to go:)

    Alright now...

    1. I filled out the Q&A
    2. I follow your blog
    3. I plan on posting a movie review this week:)

    Love ya,
    Nan

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  11. Hi!
    -I follow you.

    -I answered the fiesta questions and entered my link into the Linky.

    -The button is on my sidebar.

    Thanks! Your blog is great. :)

    ---Miranda

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  12. Just posted a suggested post!

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  13. I follow your blog (and love it)!!

    ~Stephanie

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  14. I put your fiesta button up on my sidebar!!

    ~Stephanie

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  15. 1. my answers to fiesta questions: http://awritingmaiden.blogspot.com/2010/10/post-for-fiesta-de-octobre.html

    2. I follow your blog

    3. I put the fiesta button on my sidebar.

    -Carrie

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  16. Hello Jo!

    I know I'm a bit late (and this probably doesn't count, being that the Linky list is closed), but I did a post involving a movie I enjoy that I was intending to enter in the fiesta. Because the Linky list is closed, I'm going to post the link here: http://lizzyslovelylibrary.blogspot.com/2010/10/lesson-from-movie-is-tradition-outdated.html

    I understand that this won't count as a suggested post, since I'm late, and I understand. I just thought you would be interested. :)

    In Him,
    Elizabeth Rose

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