Eva at the blog Ramblings of a Janeite is holding an "A Tale of Two Cities Week"! (Thanks to Kerry for the tip!) She's got a really great giveaway going on here. And here, she has a little survey about the book. You can put your answers in her comment section or at your own blog. I'm going to put mine right here, under the cut, because obviously you all have not heard me ramble about this book nearly enough. ;-)
How were you introduced to A Tale Of Two Cities?
If I remember correctly, I picked it up on my own after reading and loving Great Expectations in my ninth grade English class.
Have you read the book, seen a movie adaption, and/or watched/listened to the musical?
I've read the book, I've seen four movie adaptations, and I've heard the concept album of the musical.
Who is your favorite character?
Oh gee, let me think . . . :-) Sydney Carton, of course.
Who is your least favorite character?
The Marquis St. Evremonde.
What's one of your favorite scenes from the book (if you've read it)?
Sydney's walk through the Paris streets at night.
What's one of your favorite songs from the musical (if you've watched it)?
"Round and Round."
Share some of your favorite quotes! (book or musical)
"'For you, and for any dear to you, I would do anything.'"
"'I would ask you to believe that he has a heart he very, very seldom reveals, and that there are deep wounds in it. My dear, I have seen it bleeding.'"
"'Of little worth as life is when we misuse it, it is worth that effort. It would cost nothing to lay down if it were not.'"
"A trading-boat, with a sail of the softened colour of a dead leaf, then glided into his view, floated by him, and died away. As its silent track in the water disappeared, the prayer that had broken up out of his heart for a merciful consideration of all his poor blindnesses and errors, ended in the words, 'I am the resurrection and the life.'"
"Not only that; but the village, light-headed with famine, fire, and bell-ringing, and bethinking itself that Monsieur Gabelle had to do with the collection of rent and taxes—though it was but a small instalment of taxes, and no rent at all, that Gabelle had got in those latter days—became impatient for an interview with him, and, surrounding his house, summoned him to come forth for personal conference. Whereupon, Monsieur Gabelle did heavily bar his door, and retire to hold counsel with himself." (Not a particularly weighty or important quote; I just think it's hilarious the way Dickens worded it!)
What was the last ATOTC-related thing you did/watched/read?
I wore one of my ATOTC-themed necklaces today. No, really. :-)
What character do you think you're the most like?
I'm not sure. Lucie, maybe? Or perhaps Mr. Lorry.
If you could meet any character, who would it be and why?
Well, Sydney, obviously. To take him to AA and help him get dried out, poor dear!
If some of you do this, either at Eva's blog or at your own, would you mind letting us know? I'd love to see your answers!