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 Literary Heroine Blog Party and Giveaway, February 16-18

Kellie, at Accordion to Kellie is hosting her annual Literary Heroine Blog Party! I was hooked when I saw her lovely advertisements for the event - and this one features Emma, one of my favorite Jane Austen characters! This is a blog party with a fun questionnaire, a link party with new and exciting blogs to checkout, and a GIVEAWAY! I'm honored to be one of the sponsors, and contributed my Persuasion printable. But there's so many awesome things to win, that you can bet I'm entering as well.

Literary Heroine Blog Party and Giveaway - Win a Jane Austen Persuasion printable from Printable Wisdom Design


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And here are my answers to Kellie's Questionnaire! 

Introduce yourself! Divulge your life's vision, likes, dislikes, aspirations, or something completely random! My name is Ashley, and I am the owner and designer behind Printable Wisdom Design! I sell printable artwork online and absolutely love it. I'm also in medical school! I wanted to be a pediatrician when I started, but now I'm planning on going into neurology (brains!). I love my husband, my pets, small Texas towns, macarons, sweet tea, and back porches! What, to you, forms the essence of a true heroine? A woman who isn't afraid to be feminine without being a weakling. Share (up to) four heroines of literature that you most admire and relate to. Emma Woodhouse, Jane Eyre, Scarlett O'Hara, and Hermione Granger Five of your favorite historical novels? Gone with the Wind, The Other Sense and Sensibility, Emma Out of those five books who is your favorite main character and why? Scarlett O'Hara - she starts out as the quintessential Southern lady and becomes a totally different character (almost!) by the end of the novel. Out of those five books who is your favorite secondary character and why? Bonnie Blue Butler (Scarlett's daughter) - she isn't featured too very much in the books, but my Yorkie is named Bonnie after her! If you were to plan out your dream vacation, where would you travel to - and what would you plan to do there? I would travel to South America and go skiing, to vinyards, and kayaking! What is your favorite time period and culture to read about? The Tudor period You have been invited to perform at the local charity concert. Singing, comedy, recitation - what is your act comprised of? Not comedy! I'd probably play the piano. If you were to attend a party where each guest was to portray a heroine of literature, who would you select to represent? I sound like a broken record - Scarlett O'Hara! What are your sentiments on the subject of chocolate? The darker the better Favorite author(s)? My Grandmother, Joan Upton Hall, seriously, check her out! Jodi Picoult, and Kim Edwards. Besides essentials, what would you take on a visiting voyage to a foreign land? My iPad, so I could draw, read, and surf the internet In which century were most of the books you read written? 20th Describe your ideal dwelling place.  Sum up your fashion style in a short sentence. Classic and polished Have you ever wanted to change a character’s name? Not that I can recall. Hermione was a tough one to pronounce! Three favorite Non-fiction books? The only non-fiction books I'm reading lately are medical textbooks! Your duties met for the day, how would you choose to spend a carefree summer afternoon? Sitting on our back porch and drinking a mint julep! Share the Bible passage(s) that have been most inspiring to you recently. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. Hebrews 6:19

  • Eva

    Loved your sentiments on chocolate- the darker the better, indeed!

  • Jessie Leonard

    I too really like your definition of a heroine. Too often being feminine means being weak and that’s not the case at all. Also if you go to a party dressed as Scarlet O’Hara, can you wear the dress Carol Burnett did in Went with the Wind? With the curtain rod? Have you seen that?

  • Hamlette

    Mmmmm, dark chocolate!

    I really like your definition of a heroine too. Simple and direct.

  • EmSewCrazy

    I too was hooked when I saw Kellie’s buttons for this! I really like your shop too! Thanks for the fun interview and good luck on med school!

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