Friday 1 July 2011

Follow Friday – #1

This week's featured blogger - Erika at Let's Talk About Books
Check out her blog! :)
So I have just joined the weekly Book Blog Follow Friday hosted by Parajunkee! I'll admit that I'm a bit unsure about what I'm doing, so hopefully I get this right. I intend to actively follow every blog listed over on the post, but as there are 200+ it's going to take some time. Will get there, though!

 This week's question: ACK! Your favourite book/movie character (example Hermione Granger played by the Emma chick) just walked into the room! Who is it and what would be your first reaction?

Without any second thought, I'm going to say Mr Darcy as played by Colin Firth in the 1995 BBC television adaptation of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

I remember reading the book for the first time for GCSE English Lit at school and absolutely falling in love with it. Along with reading, the teacher also got us to watch the TV series in the hopes that it would aid our learning. At first I thought Mr Darcy was, of course, a dislikeable snob, but after his declaration of love to Elizabeth I could not help but fall for him myself!

Plus, Colin Firth in the series is very easy on the eyes! Sigh. I love him to pieces! Was so elated when he finally got that well-deserved Oscar for The King's Speech (another excellent film)...

Anyway, I think I've read the book about 3 times since and watched the TV series a few times more! I've also got at least 5 copies of the book -- I went through a phase of having to buy old hardback versions whenever I saw one! It is by far my favourite novel and Colin Firth is, without contest, the best Mr Darcy. In my eyes, anyway. Move aside Matthew McFadyan (anyone else think the Keira Knightley version was terrible?!)
As for my reaction if Mr Darcy/Colin Firth walked into the room? Well, I think I would either stand on the spot and become silent from shock, then afterwards walk up to him shaking and stuttering about how amazing I thought he was and congratulate him on everything... OR I would scream, rush over to him, gush, and cry my eyes out. The former would be the best option, but either way I would make a fool out of myself!

What about you guys? Who is your favourite book or film character?


Alissa said...

Awww, who doesn't love Mr. Darcy?! Great choice. :]

Alex @ The Blethering Bookworm said...

Good old Mr Darcy... *sigh* nothing beats a good old english gent :)

New follower :)

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Pedantic Phooka said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I'm follow you too ;) Have a great weekend.

Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

Rebecca said...

Great Pick! I'm a new follower:)
I actually found you through bookblogs this go round. Have a great weekend.

Sophie said...

Thank you, Rebecca! I'm following your blog now, too. Looking forward to perusing it! :-))

Lisa Jo said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Of course, an excellent choice since I picked the same thing! And no, of course I don't hate you if you didn't like Matthew MacFadyen! That's totally cool! :-D

Happy Blog Hop!

Lisa @ Once Upon A Chapter

GraceKrispy said...

Cute post! Congrats on your first Friday Follow! You did just fine :)

GraceKrispy@MotherLode blog

Sophie said...

LOL thanks, Lisa! Haha ;D

Grace, thank you! I'm now following your blog. See you Friday!

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